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Emily Dickinson | The Spirit lasts, but in what mode / Lo Spirito persiste, ma in che modo..

The Spirit lasts - but in what mode -
Below, the Body speaks,
But as the Spirit furnishes -
Apart, it never talks -
The Music in the Violin
Does not emerge alone
But Arm in Arm with Touch, yet Touch
Alone - is not a Tune -

Sir. Joshua Reynolds PRA | Mrs. Lloyd | Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Harrold Clayton (1896-1979)

Harold Clayton was a British painter best known for his depictions of flower arrangements in ornate vases, painted with the detailed techniques and centered compositions of 16th-century Dutch and Flemish floral still-life painters like Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder.
Harold Clayton was born into a family of artists in London. He began studying at art school in Hackney at an early age.
After graduating with distinction, he moved to Harrow Art School and, once again, graduated with distinction.

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Jacques Henri Lartigue | The Belle Époque photographer

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was a French photographer and painter, known for his photographs of automobile races, planes and female Parisian fashion models.
His work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Born in Courbevoie in western Paris to a wealthy family, Lartigue started taking photographs when he was seven.
He photographed his friends and family at play - running and jumping; racing home-built race cars; making kites, gliders as well as aeroplanes; and climbing the Eiffel Tower.

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Edvard Munch | Dance on the Shore ,1900

Originally, The Dance on the Shore was part of the collection of twenty-two paintings entitled "The Frieze of Life".
The figures of dancing girls are at the centre of the action being observed by two figures in black – widows. The solitary woman in red symbolises the age of the climax of erotic strength.
The cycle of life is rendered in wide colourful lines dividing the space into multi-coloured bands. | National Gallery, Prague

Edvard Munch | Dance on the Shore, 1900 | National Gallery, Prague

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Edvard Munch | Evening, 1888

From very early on in his career Edvard Munch aimed to convey the angst and isolation characteristic of modern man. Evening reflects these interests.
It is considered to be the artist’s first treatment of the subject of melancholy and also looks forward to his more characteristic Symbolist compositions.
Munch used his sister Laura as a model on numerous occasions.

In this canvas she is depicted seated and in profile, in front of the house on the Norwegian fjord where they spent the summer of 1888. Her body occupies the foreground, albeit located on the far left-hand side and truncated at the bottom and on the left side.

Edvard Munch | Evening, 1888 | Munch Museum

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Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891

In October 1889, aged twenty-five, Edvard Munch left his native Norway for an extended stay in France, supported by an artist’s grant from the Norwegian State. The terms of his bursary stipulated that he enroll in a traditional art school, but he lasted only a few weeks in Léon Bonnat’s studio before storming out during a dispute over color.

Instead, for the next two and a half years, Munch steeped himself in French modernism, returning home only for summer holidays.
He absorbed the plein air ethos of Impressionism at the Galeries Durand-Ruel and Georges Petit; at the Salon des Indépendants, he encountered the latest work of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Vincent van Gogh.

Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891

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Sulamith Wülfing (1901-1989)

Sulamith Wülfing è stato un artista ed illustratore Tedesco. L'autore Michael Folz spiega che l'arte di Wülfing era un "riflesso realistico del mondo in cui vive: ha visto gli angeli e le creature elfiche dei suoi dipinti per tutta la vita".
L'atmosfera del lavoro di Wülfing varia da serena a malinconica a profondamente malinconica. Il soggetto è spesso misterioso, con elementi narrativi il cui significato l'osservatore può solo indovinare, esattamente come intendeva l'artista.

Nelle sue stesse parole: "Per le persone in sintonia con le mie composizioni, potrebbero essere specchi delle loro stesse esperienze. È per questo motivo che ho lasciato completamente la spiegazione dei disegni allo spettatore, in modo che non siano vincolati dal mio interpretazione di ciò che dovrebbe essere ogni immagine".

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Jane DeDecker | The Women's Suffrage Monument / Monumento al Suffragio Femminile

By Jane DeDecker / The concept of this proposed women’s monument was inspired by a letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Lucretia Mott in which she wrote about the power of words and deeds:

"Every word we utter, every act we perform, waft unto innumerable circles, beyond".

I wanted to capture the collective energy from all women who have made this happen, as well as acknowledge that we still need to keep moving as we strive for equality.
When a water droplet impacts a body of water it pushes waves outward and rebounds upward as a smaller droplet. This droplet, called the daughter droplet - gains height - then falls back to the water in what is called a coalescent cascade. This describes the height, breadth, and lasting impact of the Suffragists’ work.
The composition centrally places Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton writing the Declaration of Sentiments. This friendship holds the beginning of the women’s movement, the drop of water coalescing its impact on US history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony writing the Sentiments forms a unified force that truly speaks of the oneness of their purpose.