Bavarian Group

Morton - Bavarian Group.JPG

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Title

Bavarian Group

Description

Somewhat of an outlier among the New Deal Gallery paintings, Morton’s composition follows in a tradition of European genre painting. We see a cozily circumscribed group of four people in traditional clothing, gathered under a pool of light and surrounded by darkness. A pitcher sits upon the table, although drinking does not appear to be the reason for this gathering. Two of the group are musicians, immersed in blissful concentration upon their instruments; two others enjoy as listeners. Morgan’s dramatic lighting and earth-brown tones are a genre convention, but the woman’s bright red earring belongs to a different world.

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Creator

Morton, Jay

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1937

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18211

Format

jpeg, 1.1 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

118

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

20 x 24 in.
Condition: slight tear, spotted, surface dirt

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