1. Diego Rivera, The Weaver, 1956
|Rivera is known primarily for his murals, but the artist also did quite a number of canvas paintings. The Hispanic/Native American figure was the major clue here.|
2. Vincent van Gogh, A Peasant Woman Digging in front of Her Cottage, 1885
|As the date would suggest, this painting is from van Gogh's |
early work in Holland during his missionary period. It fits well
with his more famous The Potato Eaters. from the same year.
3. Man Ray, Chess Set, 1927
|During the 1920s, Dada artist Marcel Duchamp took up chess, |
perhaps through his association with fellow Dadaist Man Ray,
who designed at least two different non-traditional sets
such around that time. This was the most popular.
4. Georgia O'Keeffe, The Black Place III, 1943
|One of about fifteen paintings over the course of several years originating from a|
favorite hilly area about 150 miles north of the artist's famous Shadow Ranch
near Taos, New Mexico.
5. Mary Cassatt, After the Bullfight, 1873
|Painted early in her career, during a brief stint in Madrid during which time she |
was attempting to decide between Spain and France as a place to live. This
was well before she became well-known for her mother and child works.
6. Georgia O'Keeffe, Sky above Clouds III (mural) 1963
|Here the artist was inspired by the newly available vistas of clouds as seen from a jet airliner. This is one of four in the series, each a little larger than the one before. Not a cattle skull or giant flower to be seen anywhere.|