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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