Tulips and Pewter Pitcher

Carpenter--Tulips and Pewter Pitcher.jpg

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Title

Tulips and Pewter Pitcher

Description

In what appears to be a staged painting, we see a red cloth behind various objects, and a white cloth upon which they rest. Towards the left side there are books stacked up against each other and next to them, in the center, a small blue bowl of water with symmetrical designs. Although the blue bowl is in the center, the real eye-catcher here is the yellow tulips in the pewter pitcher. Many stand strong while others are carelessly reflected on the pewter's shiny surface. Although the small blue bowl also is reflected in the pewter's surface, there is a clear distortion between the distance of the bowl and the size of the bowl in its reflection. The pewter serves as a distorted mirror of the actual painting.

About the Artist: We haven’t located much reliable information about this artist. Possibly born in Utica, NY, Carpenter studied at the Art Students League. Her paintings “The Green Vase” and “Nude” were exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists, 1930.

Creator

Carpenter, Margaret, 1897-1980

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1935-1940

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Fernandez, Yadelin (biography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Art Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18129

Format

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jpeg, 9.1 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

039

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

20 X 20 in.

Condition: Dented, stained, cracked paint.

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