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Art of the Day – 01/09/17 (Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Colin Campbell Cooper)

Daily Artwork — “Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain, Colin Campbell Cooper, 1905”

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Competed in 1881, the Broad Street Station in Philadelphia, PA served as a vital hub for traffic in and out of Center City.  It was razed in 1952 to make way for Penn Plaza (now One Penn Center) and a high-rise office complex.  A full history is located at The Philly History Blog.

This is the area today via Google Maps: Penn Center area (15th-18th streets and JFK BLVD to Market St.)

1905 — Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain.  Oil on Canvas.  Impressionism style.  Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937).  Payne Gallery (Moravian College), Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 2/26/14 (The Red Tower, Robert Delaunay)

Daily Artwork — “The Red Tower, Robert Delaunay, 1911”

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1911 — The Red Tower. Oil on Canvas. Orphism style. Robert Delaunay (1885 – 1941). Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 9/12/13 (Water, Charles Sheeler)

Daily Artwork — “Water, Charles Sheeler, 1945”

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1945 — Water. Oil on Canvas. Percisionism style. Charles Sheeler (1883 – 1965). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.

Water depicts one of the power generators built by the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s, when hydroelectric power was being distributed throughout the Tennessee River region of the United States…His interpretation of American industry was somewhat idealized: workers are never shown, and the machinery is pristine and gleaming, free of any dirt or smoke. (MMoA)

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 8/22/13 (The City, Fernand Leger)

Daily Artwork — “The City, Fernand Léger, 1919”

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1919 — The City. Oil on canvas. Cubism style. Fernand Léger (1881 – 1955).  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

The city is an example of the ways in which Leger can be seen as the forerunner of Pop Art. The images in The City evoke the chaos of living in a hustling and bustling metropolitan expanse. Small pieces of billboards, store windows and building overlap each other, giving off a sense of chaos, excitement, and movement, creating a scene in which not one single element can be viewed as a whole. Leger, who was a proponent of technology and mechanical prowess, used his illustration of the city to represent the colorful world of modern technology. Rather than being overwhelmed by the advances, Leger saw in them the ability to cure the ills of the post-war world. (wikipaintings)
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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 8/1/13 (Los Angeles, 1899)

Daily Photo — “Los Angeles, 1899”

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Circa 1899. “General view, Los Angeles.”  Detroit Publishing Company glass negative.

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Posted by on August 1, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 7/17/13 (Ad Parnassum, Paul Klee)

Daily Artwork — “Ad Parnassum, Paul Klee, 1932”

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1932 — Ad PArnassum. Oil on Canvas. Expressionism style. Paul Klee (1879 – 1940). Zentrum Paul Klee  Bern, Germany.

“This painting, considered Klee’s masterpiece, is an example of Klee’s masterful skill with color. Small blocks of shifting colors float through the background, set in place with a thick black outline, evincing the idea of a building or a house. It is also the finest example of Klee’s ability in pointillism and technical ability as an artist. As an artist with great skill with color, he was also a great teacher at color mixing and theory. He wrote his great treatise, a collection of lectures, entitled Writings on Form and Design Theory, which is considered one of the most influential writings in modern art.” (WikiPaintings)
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Posted by on July 17, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 6/14/13 (Apartment Houses, Paris, Jean Dubuffet)

Daily Artwork — “Apartment Houses, Paris, Jean Dubuffet, 1946”

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1946– Apartment Houses, Paris. Oil with sand and charcoal on canvas. Raw Art (Art Brut) style. Jean Dubuffet (1901 – 1985). Held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA. (Not on display).

“The painting Apartment Houses, Paris focuses on urban life. The buildings are tilted, playfully defying architectural integrity. The flattening of the space between the sky, buildings, and civilians seems spontaneous and unprocessed – childlike. Here Dubuffet satirizes conventional, sentimental images of Paris, suggesting instead that the jollity of the city’s inhabitants is forced, and false.” (Wikipaintings)
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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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