Thumbing through pictures of the Gardens from the 1920s and 30s, it’s easy to see, even in sepia tones, their stunning beauty. Brimming with hundreds of blooms from daylilies, peonies, iris, cannas, and roses, it was a spectacular sight. Petunias, snapdragons, and candytuft blossomed while white clematis, red passion flowers, and Japanese and Chinese wisteria perfumed the air.
John Steuart Curry’s Parade to War, Allegory (1938) was created during the Great Depression on the eve of World War II, and is one of the Museum’s most popular pieces.
The current exhibit Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, on display in the Mason Gallery until January 5, 2014, contains works made by various artists in the early to mid 20th century. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ permanent collection also contains works by three of these artists: William Zorach, John Steuart Curry, and George Wesley Bellows.
This series will highlight 10 quick and easy facts about different cultures, artistic movements, and stylistic periods. Stay tuned for the next list in the series!
To see more paintings from Modern Dialect, come visit the Museum before January 5th, 2014.
Written by Staci Bu Shea, Guest Curator for Future Retro Image source: media.gm.com To begin this series of blog posts related to significant car designers, there is no better way than to introduce the figure who can be credited with almost single-handedly establishing the field of automobile design as a major entity in its own […]
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