Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Child in Rocking Chair

E. L. George (American, 19th century)

Puzzling, delightful, and slightly disconcerting, this small painting is signed “E. L. George,” but nothing has yet been discovered about the artist.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Contributor Robyn Day reviews the Bruce Davidson exhibition now up at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston [continued at Big Red & Shiny…]

Untitled (Young Man Holding Baby in Luncheonette) from East 100th Street series Bruce Davidson (American, born 1933) 1966—68, printed 1969 Photograph, gelatin silver print
*Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum purchase with funds donated by Haluk and Elisa Soykan and the Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund
*© Bruce Davidson /Magnum Photos
*Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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“Road at La Cavée, Pourville,” 1882, by Claude Monet (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bequest of Mrs. Susan Mason Loring)

Dennis Miller Bunker, The Pool, Medfield, 1889, oil on canvas, 46.99 x 61.59 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Source

Such beautiful luscious green grass! Dennis Miller Bunker was one of the earliest American Impressionists, and this scene of a pool near the source of the Charles River was painted whilst the artist was staying in Medfield, Massachusetts, during the summer of 1889.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Tree, Yellow Sky, 1952, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 121.28 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Source

O’Keeffe’s depiction of a red tree standing in a hot, desertlike landscape is remarkably surreal in nature. The tree itself is stripped bare and reduced to a smooth trunk, like the bones of a skeleton.

Persimmon orange robe a la francaise open robe with compere (false waistcoat) front, double-flounced pagoda sleeve ruffles and pocket slits at each hip. Double band of rouched trimmings on compere form a curve at the top edge. The graduated center front robings are arranged from waist to hem in widely spaced box pleats with irregularly shaped oblongs down center. Gown skirts, upper back and sleeves lined in ivory taffeta with widely spaced ribbon-like stripes with geometric pattern of graduated dusty pink triangles bordered with narrow green and pink bands. The bodice is lined in linen with three ties at the interior center back for fit. Lower sleeve ruffles lined with silk plain weave.

Persimmon orange full petticoat with pocket slits at each hip, pleats at waistband and linen ties at each side. A deep flounce and the lower hem are of pleated self silk trimmed with chenille and pleated in a similar manner to the robings on the gown. Lined in white linen plain weave.