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PattersonClaude-High in the Tree Tops.jpg
We’re asked to adopt a perspective almost never accessible to humans: near the top of a tree, at close proximity to parrots. A light wash of cloudy white and blue in the background encloses the birds; their distinctive colors echo those of the tree’s…

Myers--The Gift.jpg
Four children encounter each other upon a path in Central Park, the city skyline silhouetted against a colorful sky. Two older—and, judging from their clothing, apparently wealthier—children accept a flower offered by a young girl holding a larger…

BowlerHarold - Lilies and Shell.jpg
It’s possible that the flowers depicted in this still life are wild mountain lilies (Lilium auratum), also called the golden-rayed lily of Japan. Whatever the case, flowers’ size and colorful radials draw our attention inward—which is similar in…

Abernathy--Orchard@2x.jpg
The title of this painting is paradoxical, since none of the trees depicted appear to be the fruiting varieties usually associated with commercial orchards. Nor is it entitled "Arboretum," a collection of species under a landscaping rubric. Instead,…

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…

Fidaroff--Triumphal Arch@2x.jpg
Also known as the Vermont Centennial Arch, it was designed by William C. Bull to celebrate Vermont's statehood in 1791. It was built of wood and covered with canvas painted to replicate the stones of its better-known and more permant Battle Monument,…

Regional@0.5x.jpg
Poster for Federal Art Project exhibition of regional art (New Jersey and New York) at the Federal Art Gallery, 225 West 57 St., New York City, showing a stylized gallery view.
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