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Seaside (July: Specimen of a Portrait) by Jacques-Joseph Tissot

My mom loves this painting.  She actually bought a print of it and framed it.  I bought a postcard of it and keep it at my desk at work. My mom loves the folds in the dress.  She points out … Continue reading

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Future (Woman in Stockholm) by Gabriele Munter

Gabriele Munter is a German expressionist.  I like the hopefulness of this picture.  

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Tournament Armor of Archduke Charles II of Austria

The Cleveland Museum of Art has an armor court.  This is because Cleveland, at the time the museum was built, was a steel town.  The museum wanted to honor the city by celebrating art in steel. The young boys in … Continue reading

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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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Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone by Auguste Rodin

A caryatid is a sculpture of a woman that is supporting a building. Rodin imagines that the woman has fallen down with the stone above her.  It’s sad, but also kind of funny.  I don’t know why.

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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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View of the Chrysler Building by Rachel Hartley

I got to see this at the Jazz Age exhibit.  I don’t know anything about this artist and I don’t see any information about Rachel Hartley online.  So she is a mystery.

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