Tag Archives: Art

1939: Revolt

Hale Woodruff’s murals commemorating the revolt on the Spanish slave ship Amistad were installed in Talladega College’s Savery Library in 1939, the centennial of the uprising. The first mural depicts the moment when, on or about July 1, 1839, kidnapped … Continue reading

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1639: Thoughts

From a letter written by James Howell, 17 March 1639: Having got into a close field, I cast my face upward, and…began to contemplate as I was in this posture the vast magnitude of the universe and what proportion this … Continue reading

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1918: Munitions Girls

Stanhope Forbes: The Munitions Girls (1918)

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1971: Kirby

Jack Kirby: page from A “King” Kirby Portfolio (1971)

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1802: The Eagle

William Blake: Headpiece to “The Eagle,” an illustration for William Hayley’s Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1802).

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1966: Dublin Sky

Evelyn Hofer: Dublin Sky (1966); from Dublin: A Portrait (1967).

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1957: South to Southwesterly Winds Tomorrow

Kay Sage: South to Southwesterly Winds Tomorrow (1957)

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1924: The Diamond Palace

Diamantový zámek visí nad červeným mořem… (O zlatých zámcích.) Illustration by Artuš Scheiner for a collection of Fairy Tales by Božena Němcová (1924). The first line of the caption means “the diamond palace hung over the red sea,” and I … Continue reading

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1876: In the Woods

Alexander Wyant: In the Woods (ca. 1875-1876)

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1927: Calm at Sea

Lyonel Feininger: Calm at Sea II (1927)

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