Original vintage press photo showing two students studying while incarcerated at the Baltimore City jail in 1964. The students had been protesting segregation at a local theater and were arrested.
Girl on a Chair. Leonid Balaklav (Israeli, 1956). Oil on canvas.
"…But it seems that only now, once the ‘fence’ has been dismantled, the artist has the ability to confirm the world as achieving a balance between synthesis of inner and external worlds, that radiates physical and spiritual light, while projecting a feeling of goodness and blessing" — Gideon Ofrat, Behind the Fence, 2010
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The Fairy Tale (c.1845/1870). James Sant (British, 1820-1926). Oil on canvas. Walker Art Gallery.
Like this enraptured small boy with his playthings and study cast aside, the Victorians revelled in a story which fired the imagination. Here, following the boy’s transfixed gaze and his mother’s uplifted arm, they would have been elevated into the realms of fantasy.
Two Women at the Table. August Macke (German, 1887-1914). Oil on canvas.
Macke’s world of paintings is unmistakable. Quiet compositions, scenes of nature, the open countryside or of places inhabited by monumental, faceless figures show his harmony-seeking look at the contemplative world of the regular citizen - until the outbreak of World War I.
The Orchard Window (1918). Daniel Garber (American, 1880-1958). Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Garber’s daughter Tanis is seated in front of a light-filled window that looks out to a vibrant flower garden. The scene takes place in the small stone cottage along the Cuttalossa Creek in Lumberville, Pennsylvania, that Garber acquired in 1915 with the intention of creating a rustic homestead that reflected his artistic vision.
An Afternoon Read. Louis Charles Verwee (Belgian, 1832-1882). Oil on canvas.
Verwee learned to paint with his father, who was a well-known landscape and animal painter of the Romantic school. Verwee painted portrait and genre scenes, people doing everyday things, like reading, in interiors, greenhouses, gazebos and gardens.
Kim Novak (1968)