Tag Archives: 1920’s

1870: Cento

A cento is a poem composed of lines taken from other poems, either by different authors or from the same author. (Homer and Virgil are traditional favorites.) The word comes from the Greek κεντρόνη, which means “patchwork garment.” The following … Continue reading

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1920: Nocturnal Landscape

Ernst Nepo: Nocturnal Landscape (1920)

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1927: City of the Future

Lev Vladimirovich Rudnev: City of the Future (1927)

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1927: Dancing on the Bauhaus Roof

T. Lux Feininger: [Charleston on the Bauhaus Roof] (1927); the dancer is Xanti Schawinsky and Clemens Röseler is playing the banjo.

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1927: Divine Law

Beginning in 1902, Violet Oakley spent twenty-five years painting the murals that adorn the Pennsylvania state capitol building in Harrisburg.  The image above is a study for her “Divine Law” mural in the Supreme Court, part of a series illustrating … Continue reading

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1924: Gala Éluard

Max Ernst: Gala Éluard (1924)

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1927: Second Base

Charles M. Conlon: portrait of second baseman Tony Lazzeri of the 1927 Yankees

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