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  • Painting for the Holidays: Grandma Moses

    December 13th, 2013 · 2:00 pm  →  20th Century art American History Art History Folk Art Modern Art Painting

    Grandma Moses, born Anna Mary Robertson, spent her whole life in rural New York State. It is no surprise, then, that one of her favorite places is also her preferred subject matter – Hoosick Falls, New York. Dubbed  ‘Primitive’ or ‘Naïve,’ Moses’ distinctive style refuses to conform to the standards of basic perspective. Instead, herRead the Rest…

    The Science of Color: Ogden Rood and Modern Chromatics

    December 6th, 2013 · 8:58 am  →  19th Century Art American History Art History Books Impressionism Modern Art Painting

    At times it seems that the worlds of art and science could not be more diametrically opposed.  People describe themselves as “left-brained” or “right-brained,” as if creative people and scientists are two separate species, each unfortunately possessing the ability to access only half of their own mental capacity. There are, however, and always have been,Read the Rest…