Tag Archives: American art

Woman’s Work by John Sloan

I saw this picture for the first time during a tour for the 100th anniversary of the museum.  Apparently, people at the time would have been shocked at the fact that the artist depicts a corset.  You can see the … Continue reading

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Bandolier (Shoulder) Bag, Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) People

The people who made this bag lived in the Great Lakes region, like me.  I love the ornate designs.

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The Pie Wagon by Carl Gaertner

Carl Gaertner is another Cleveland painter.  He died at 54 and his paintings highlight the industrial life in Cleveland at the time.  

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Just the Two of Us by Julia Wachtel

Julia uses cartoon images to explore how we perceive girlhood and womanhood.  I didn’t like it at first, but I do now.

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Gamin by Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage was a sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance.  She was born in Florida.  I like this work.  She gave the young man a real personality!

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Alabama by Norman Lewis

I didn’t like this picture at first.  My standard remark when I see these kinds of paintings is “He thinks he’s better than me.”  But I read the description and it talked about how a lot of people see this … Continue reading

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Heritage by Wadsworth Jarrell

This is a recent acquisition of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The artist is a local artist, and I believe he is still alive as of January 5 2019.  I don’t think it is currently on display as of this … Continue reading

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