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 50 Years/50 Artworks      

In many ways art is like a language because artists use paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs to tell us their ideas and express their feelings.

The language of art consists of things like color, line, shape, space, value, and texture. These are called the elements of art. Just like poets combine words, or composers arrange musical notes, visual artists compose with the elements of art. Consciously or by instinct, artists organize the elements of art's language according to design principles, such as unity, harmony, contrast, rhythm, proportion, and balance.

When we want to tell someone something important, we might use words. When artists want to tell something important they use the Language of Art. More...

36.
Anonymous Roman follower of Caravaggio, in the manner of Bartolemeo Manfredii
(Italian, c. 1587–162o/21)
The Scourging of St. Blaise
oil on canvas, 64 3/4" x 75 3/4"
Gift of Alice Tweed Tuohy
37.
John Henry Twachtman
(American, 1853–1902)
Spring Landscape
n.d. (ca. 1890s)
oil on canvas, 17" x 22"
Gift of Mrs. E. L. Tuohy
38.
Helen M. Turner
(American, 1858–1958)
The Footbath (The Toilet)
1917
oil on canvas, 18" x 14 3/4"
Gift of Mrs. E. L. Tuohy
39.
Frederick Childe Hassam
(American, 1859–1935)
Public Common, Woodstock, New York
n.d. (ca. 1891)
pastel on paper, 17 1/2" x 21 3/8"
Gift of Mrs. E. L. Tuohy
40.
Richard Emil Miller
(American, 1875–1943)
Woman Sewing
(with Female Nude on opposite side of panel)
n.d. (ca. 1910 – 20)
oil on wood, 26" x 23"
Gift of Mrs. E. L. Tuohy
41.
Shoji Hamada
(Japanese, Tokyo 1894–1978)
Square Dish
c. 1970
stoneware with trailed glaze decoration, 2 1/4" x 11" x 11"
Gift of Glenn C. Nelson
42.
Morris Kantor
(American, 1896–1974)
Figures in Movement
1959
oil on canvas, 53" x 56"
Patrons and Subscribers Purchase Fund
43.
Charles Joseph Biederman
(American, b. 1906–2004)
#7, New York
1940
wood, metal, Plexiglas, paint, 66 3/4" x 81 1/4" x 15 1/2"
Gift of Lydia E. and Raymond F. Hedin

44.
Ralston Crawford
(American, 1906–1978)
Construction #4
1958
oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
Sax Purchase Fund
45.
Glenn C. Nelson
(American. b. 1913)
Large Floor Pot
c. 1974
stoneware.19 1/2" high x 16" diameter
Gift of the Estate of William G. Boyce
46.
Robert Motherwell
(American, 1915–1991)
Untitled (Black and Orange), from The Basque Suite
1970–71
silkscreen on paper, from suite of ten, AP, 40" x 28 1/2"
Gift of the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation; Saul Steinberg, Donor
47.
Abe Ajay
(American, 1919–1998)
Polychrome Wood Relief No. 212
1964
wood, found objects, paint, 31" x 72"
Patrons and Subscribers Purchase Fund
48.
Rudy (Rudolf Arne) Autio
(American, b.1926)
Vortex
1999
stoneware with glazes, 34" x 24 1/2" x 24"
Special Purchase Fund; Donors: Martha Alworth, Kay Biga & Patrick Spott, Elizabeth Adams Brownlee, Florence & Roger Collins, Mary & John Dwan, Rhondi Erickson & Sandy Lewis, Beverly & Erwin Goldfine, Lilian & Manley Goldfine, Chuck House, Sharon & Joel Labovitz, Fran & Joe Leek, Robert & Pran Leff, Raija Matcheldt, Diane & Robert Meierhoff, Robin & Stuart Seiler, Alva & Mitch Sill. U.S. Bank–David Gaddie: President, Katherine Watters
49.
Kay Kurt
(American, b. 1944)
Jordan Almonds
1975–79
oil on canvas, 12" x 12"
Sax Brothers Purchase Fund
50.
Kenneth Johansson
(Swedish, b. 1946)
Sled
1995
dolomite (granite), 14 1/2" x 48" x 9"
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Purchase
51.
Hollis Sigler
(American, 1948–2001)
She Dreams of Escaping to Hope
1997
intaglio on Rives BFK paper with custom mat in monotype and lithograph, with hand-painted wood frame
26" x 31 1/8" x 1 1/4"
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Purchase
 
 
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