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  • Tags: Oil Painting

Myers--Junk Yard@2x.jpg
Nearby to many of New York's factories, power plants, and slaughterhouses, there's an obvious social ecology to Myers' choice of location. It's possible that the photographic of this painting may have mis-titled it, given frequent references to a…

Mira--Sheridan Square@2x.jpg
Oil painting of Greenich Village nightlife location dismissed by a Federal Writers Project description as "an uninteresting hodgepodge of buildings of varying sizes and ages, suggesting little of the charm that lies beyond its limits." In 1982, a…

Jacoby--High Bridge@2x.jpg
Completed in 1848 as part of the Croton Aqueduct System, this structure originally spanned the Harlem River using 16 stone arches (later replaced by steel). At the time of Jacoby's painting, some 24 million gallons of water were passing over it every…

AbernathyInez--Spring in Central Park.jpg
We see a river flowing between two banks lined with trees. The trees are mostly bare however, they appear as they are going to start budding. The colors in this painting are cooler--blues and greens--but there is a hint of warm yellow in the lower…

Abernathy--The Lake Central Park.jpg
Against New York's skyline in the background, people relax in boats upon a body of water. The colors are cooler, with lots of dark and bright greens, and also lots of blues. The boaters are painted in warmer colors, along with red, to make them stand…

Cole--Still Life with Portrait.jpg
A portrait of a woman looks off, away from a light source igniting the glaze on the canvas, casting a white glow across the surface: below her sits a still life layout of like-colored objects. In the shadow rests a cut-open orange sitting on the stem…

Cole--Old North Church.jpg
The Old North Church towers over a dismal, darkened street. A break of sunlight gradually illuminates the peaks of the buildings, sidewalk near the church, and the almost nonvisible side of the church’s steeple. There is a hazy quality to the…

Ward, Edgar Melville, Jr - Japanese Garden.JPG
This painting depicts blooming Japanese flora in what appears to be a body of water; however, most of the canvas is negative space, a technique that allows for a higher contrast in colors of Ward’s vegetation. It also is perhaps intended to allow…
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