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History of the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art Permanent Collection

History of the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art Permanent Collection By Elizabeth Mangone, MCMA Curatorial Intern, Summer 2020   The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection began in 1989 with the accession of A Busy Square, Brussels. The watercolor painting depicts a square overlooked by a Renaissance-Baroque style cathedral. It was painted by Frank …

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Negate

Negate (1978) by Daniel Douke (b. 1943) Acrylic on panel Donated by the Thea Westreich Collection [1991.012.005] Negate This is artwork–not just a box! It is also one of the most “contentious” pieces in the MCMA Permanent Collection… Daniel Douke specializes in illusory painting-sculptures that appear to be actual objects. The paper, tape, and scuffs …

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An Analysis of Abraham Walkowitz and Isadora Duncan

An Analysis of Abraham Walkowitz and Isadora Duncan By Hannah Amuka Isadora Duncan Image Credit: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/agc.7a15056/ Abraham Walkowitz Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Walkowitz At the turn of the twentieth century, the art world was taken over by a rebellious spirit– one that withdrew from traditions and academia and instead prioritized creativity and originality. The modernist art movement …

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