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missannavaldez:

Anna Valdez

Mastering the Art of French Cooking – oil and acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches. 2014

philamuseum:

Op artists like Edna Andrade were interested in the psychology of perception, using color juxtapositions and mostly geometric forms to create visually ambiguous works that suggest movement. “Hot Blocks” engages our awareness of the act of seeing with a dynamic illusion composed of 3D hexagons in black, white, and gray.

Hot Blocks,” 1966–67, by Edna Andrade © Estate of Edna Andrade 

philamuseum:

Marguerite Thompson Zorach became interested in Cubism while living in Paris from 1908 to 1911. The movement’s profound effect on her is evident here: the girl’s body and immediate surroundings are composed of mannered combinations of geometrical shapes. 

 "Girl and Cat,“ around 1917, by Marguerite Thompson Zorach © The Zorach Collection LLC 

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German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian was born on this day in Frankfurt in 1647. ⠀

Shown here are engravings from her pioneering Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (Insects of Suriname), first published in 1705. Merian had travelled to Dutch Surinam in 1699 to study and record the tropical insects, a trip she self-funded, an unusual practice at the time, especially for a woman.⠀

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oncanvas:

Lourdes and Karina, Jordan Casteel, 2019

Oil on canvas
90 x 78 in. (228.6 x 198.12 cm)

philamuseum:

Violet Oakley was the first woman to receive the Gold Medal of Honor from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. This work is a study for the right-hand side of a mural for All Angels’ Church in New York City. Oakley was inspired by the crowded compositions and gilded halos of medieval paintings. In 1902, the success of Oakley’s murals, stained glass, and mosaics for All Angels’ led to the most important commission of her career: murals for the new Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg. 

 “Sketch for the Right Mural of ‘The Heavenly Host’,” around 1898, by Violet Oakley 

philamuseum:

This is the only known self-portrait by Margit Pogany, the Hungarian-Jewish painter identified as “Mademoiselle Pogany” in sculptures by Constantin Brancusi. Pogany met Brancusi in Paris in 1910 and soon commissioned him to create a sculpture of her. Exhibited in New York in 1913, Brancusi’s depiction brought him international fame by flabbergasting critics with its extreme simplification of form and exaggerated eyes. The same year, Pogany painted this expressive self-portrait striking a similar pose. Before her death, Margit Pogany arranged to sell her painting to the museum so that it could be kept with Brancusi’s portraits of her, along with his sculpture “Prometheus,” which she also inspired.

 “Self-Portrait,” 1913, by Margit Pogany 

philamuseum:

“What I wanted was to pick an image that just described a surface, and to document that image—place it out there, without any feeling… I wanted to remove myself and leave something, a sensibility.” —Vija Celmins, on her ocean pictures. 

 "Untitled (Ocean),“ 1969, by Vija Celmins