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During repeated trips to the Deep South in the 1970s, Kelly became enamored of the image of the great steamboats as well as smaller paddlewheelers. Like many of his paintings, Death of a Sidewheeler has what one art critic called "the spirit of something sinister and ghostlike." Alongside the derelict and haunted "queen" of the river, Kelly includes a smaller snagboat bearing one of his recurring motifs the candy stripes of its deck awning, a perversely cheerful note that surfaces in even his darkest paintings, inspiring yet another critic to suggest that he'd be a good illustrator for the...
Created by: Kelly, Felix
This is the traditional image we have of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, all the Founding Fathers gathered around, lined up to affix their names to this momentous document, so that the bells could ring out freedom on July 4th. But our dates may be a little off. The Declaration began with a resolution for independence on June 7, 1776. On June 11, the Continental Congress assigned Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to draft a formal declaration which Thomas Jefferson actually did from June 12-27. Congress debated and revised it, while...
Created by: Bruce, Robert J.
Both Descending Night and its companion piece, Rising Sun, were sculpted by Weinman for two outdoor fountains in the Court of the Universe at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The Fountain of the Rising Sun was at the east end of the sunken garden designed by McKim, Mead and White, while Descending Night graced The Fountain of the Setting Sun at the west end. Weinman used symbolism typical of art nouveau work, the youth in Rising Sun with winged arms outstretched, poised as if to launch into flight, while this figure suggests the closing in of night in its...
Created by: Weinman, A.A.