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Wizard of Oz Poster.jpg
L. Frank Baum's surreal book for children, published to great acclaim in 1900, is advertised in this rare poster. It borrows artwork from the novel's title page, gives it a landscape orientation, and adds a few promotional blurbs. It is included in…

Wizard 1@2x cropped.jpg
This cropped illustration appears in L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy and her companions reach the Emerald City. There they meet the Guardian of the Gate, who outfits them with green spectacles to protect them from the glare…

SharpJohn - Vase of Asters.JPG
In a darkened room, light dramatically illuminates an arrangement of flowers and dried oak leaves in a simple white vase. The leaf shapes and Sharp’s brushwork create a flamelike appearance, albeit in a more muted color palette—even the bouquet’s…

sabalauscas april day #1@3x.jpg
From just the other side of a split rail fence, we look downhill to a pasture and then patchwork of fields in the valley below. A stream cuts across diagonally and passes under a covered bridge; a horse and foal stand in the foreground, with sheep…

rollo yellow bouquet@3x.jpg
A white vase, holding what appears to be baby’s breath and several varieties of marigolds, sits upon a table. Its blaze of yellow, orange, and red overwhelms muted pinks and mauves of the table covering and wallpaper. Rollo accentuates this emphasis…

MyersJerome - New York Markets@0.5x.jpg
At an unidentified and humble market advertising “Fruits & Produce,” we see what appears to be a family preparing their display. The muted browns of the ground, wooden crates, and shed constitute much of the painting yet serve as a backdrop to…

NagaiThomas - Still Life, Figured Cloth.JPG
Precise outlines and imaginative color blending give this watercolor a distinctive appearance. It departs from most still lifes in giving a “ground-level” perspective of its subject matter—almost as a terrain. Fruit, flowers, and vegetables all make…

Schardt - Three Able Seamen.JPG
This print’s obviously ironic title asks us to notice what flows into the void of unemployment—all the moments of time the remain to be filled. Three men stare into the near distance, fiddle with their fingers, or even empty a pebble from a shoe.…

WinogradHelen - Mexican Bric-a-Brac.jpg
The range of bric-a-brac depicted here is quite broad: a blue glass bottle, a painted ceramic plate, a napkin and cloth, a pair of blue shoes, a flower, a magazine, and what appears to be an avocado. Attempting to chart an underlying symbolism, in…

WinogradHelen - Flowers and Fruit.JPG
Winograd uses a post-impressionist framework to depict household objects and the geometry of their surrounding space. Shapes are disrupted by vertical lines (like the pears and pitchers) or become radically abstracted (like green leaves as…
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