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Painting, Modern -- 20th century

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Alfred Stieglitz Autochromes

The dramatic nature photography of Alfred Stieglitz is well-known around the world. But what of his autochromes? The autochrome process is an interesting one, crafted by the Lumiere brothers in 1903 to create color photos. Stieglitz discovered the process in 1907 on a visit to Europe and several years later he began experimenting with the process himself. He frequently took photos of family and...
Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art

Visit this interactive site from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to explore eight murals by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera. In 1931, MoMA created studio space in the Museum for Rivera to paint five mural panels with themes drawn from Mexican history, intended to be part of a major retrospective of the artist's work. The subsequent exhibition was wildly popular, and after it closed, Rivera painted...
Imperial War Museums: Google Cultural Institute

Many institutions, such as the Imperial War Museums in Britain, are choosing to partner up with the Google Cultural Institute to host digital exhibitions online. On this corner of its site, visitors can explore different collections, artists, and artworks related to World War One. Currently, there are 78 items in total, including wonderful paintings by John Singer Sargent and Henry Tonks depicting...
Lalla Essaydi Revisions: Introduction

Born in Morocco, Lalla Essaydi's career as an artist began when she moved to France to attend the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the early 1990s. Today she lives and works in New York and Marrakesh. This digital exhibition from the National Museum of African Art brings together some of her photographs, paintings, and multimedia installations. As the site remarks "Essaydi confronts expectations founded on...
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection

Sara Mary Barnes Roby (1907 - 1986), born into a wealthy family in Pittsburgh, and herself a painter, believed that the best way to support the visual arts was to acquire and exhibit the works of living artists. To this end, she established the Sara Roby Foundation and began collecting American art in the mid-1950s. While the collection is strong in the work of realist painters like Reginald...
Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago

Founded in 1945, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago features contemporary photography, video, film, sculpture, and other visual arts, both in its galleries and its extensive onsite performance series. For persons considering visiting the museum, the site contains information on current and upcoming exhibitions, which have featured artists from the sculptor Alexander Calder to Gillian...