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From the Houston Museum of Fine Arts
This paper analyzes four works of fine art from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
# 100543 | 875 words | 4 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jan 08, 2008 in Art (Fine Art)


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Description:

This paper examines Claude Monet's" Water Lilies" ("Nympheas"), "Fereghan Horse" from the Chinese Tang Dynasty, John Singer Sargent's "Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears" and Mary Cassatt's "Children in the Garden" ("The Nurse") from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. The author points out that Claude Monet's water lilies depict the Japanese styled stillness that Monet desired in works of nature. The paper relates that in Sargent's work, "Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears, the use of oils reveal the complexity of paints that provide greatly contrasting chiaroscuro that abounds in the work. The author further notes that the main subject in Mary Cassatt's work is the profound sense of women relationships that exist within elite households.

From the Paper:

"The choppy brushwork of the fauna along the pathway is representative of Impressionist works of the period, while Cassatt abstracts the forms of the nurse and the children by denying them any detail. Small circular brush strokes define the flowers along the path, which help anchor the depth of the work. In effect, the composition of the painting provides some depth and perspective, as the nurse causally knits while the lone child plays at her side. By placing the woman and the two children off center of the painting, this provides the depth and abstraction of form need to bring out depth perception along the angle of the pathway."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cassatt. M. (1978). "Children in the Garden (The Nurse)." Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Retrieved 23 November, 2006 from http://www.mfah.org/main.asp?target=collection&par1=3&par3=36
  • "Fereghan Horse." (c.618-906). Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Retrieved 23 November, 2006 from http://www.mfah.org/main.asp?target=collection&par1=5&par3=38
  • Monet, C. (1907). Water Lilies (Nympheas). Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Retrieved 23 November, 2006 from http://www.mfah.org/main.asp?target=collection&par1=9&par3=32
  • Sargent, J.S. (1899). "Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears." Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Retrieved 23 November, 2006 from http://www.mfah.org/main.asp?target=collection&par1=3&par3=36

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