May Student Page      
                         
     


     
      Concept, Composition, Confidence, Contrast, Color Harmony, Character, Courage      
      By Dan Bartges      
             
      Assignment 8 In A Series Of 10: COLOR HARMONY      
             
      ANSWERS TO MAY'S
STUDENT QUESTIONS
     
             
           
      Childe Hassam (American; 1859–1935). The South Ledges, Appledore, 1913. Oil on canvas; 34.25" x 36.125". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of John Gellatly.
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      Abbott Handerson Thayer (American; 1949–1921). Roses, 1890. Oil; 22.375" x 31.375". Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly.
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      PRIMITIVISM      
             
           
      Loïs Mailou Jones (American; 1905–1998). Les Fetiches, 1938. Oil on linen; 25.5" x 21.25". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Norvin H. Green, Dr. R. Harlan and Francis Musgrave.
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      REALISM      
             
           
      Edward Hopper (American; 1882–1967). Cape Cod Morning, 1950. Oil on canvas; 34.125" x 40.25". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation.
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      Robert Henri (American; 1865–1929). Cumulus Clouds, East River, 1901–02. Oil on canvas; 25.75" x 32". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Daniel Fraad in memory of her husband.
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      The two complementary colors, blue and orange, were used for
James River at Dawn, by the author.
     
             
      ABSTRACTION      
             
           
      Georgia O'Keeffe (American; 1887–1986). Only One, 1959. Oil on canvas; 36 x 30.125". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.      
             
           
      Helen Frankenthaler (American; 1928–2011). Small's Paradise, 1964. Acrylic on canvas; 100" x 93.625". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of George L. Erion.      
             
     

1Q Of the paintings included with this article, which one is your favorite?

1A (Students can name one of the following: "The South Ledges, Appledore," by Child Hassam; "Roses," by Abbott Handerson Thayer; "Les Fetiches," by Lois Mailou Jones; "Only One," by Georgia O'Keeffe; "Small's Paradise," by Helen Frankenthaler; "Cape Cod Morning," by Edward Hopper; or "Cumulus Clouds, East River," by Robert Henri.)

2Q Do most artists develop one style and stick with it?

2A No, most artists change or modify their styles as they mature.

3Q Who was Harvey Dunn?

3A An American artist (1884–1952). Dunn was a prolific painter who once completed 55 paintings in 11 weeks for various clients.

     
             
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