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Brooklyn Museum
by Gaines Ruger Donoho
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Brooklyn Museum
by Frederick Arthur Bridgman
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Everything in this scene—the clothing, architecture, and physical types of the people—suggests that Frederick Arthur Bridgman was presenting a slice of reality witnessed by him on his many trips to North Africa. In actuality, the painting was executed in Bridgman's Paris studio, which even had the lattice window and lounge shown here. Orientalism—the taste for Near Eastern subjects—was strong in the late nineteenth century, especially in the United States, where this painting was...
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Brooklyn Museum
by Rudolph Cronau
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On special assignment for a German newspaper, Rudolph Cronau came to America to document its cities, frontier lands, and Native American populations for curious European audiences. His training at the Düsseldorf art academy, which emphasized careful draftsmanship, is clearly evident in this romanticized vista of Brooklyn’s famous Green-Wood Cemetery at sunset. Conceived in tones of black and white for reproduction, this watercolor features the Gothic-style entrance arch at center, the...
Topics: art, American Art