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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

America

  • America

    A Comparison

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  • Untitled

    Slide Notes

    Details

    River in the Catskills

    1843

    Thomas Cole, American (born in England), 1801–1848

    Dimensions

    69.85 x 102.55 cm (27 1/2 x 40 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1201

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Old Brooklyn Bridge

    about 1941

    Joseph Stella, American, 1877–1946

    Dimensions

    193.67 x 173.35 cm (76 1/4 x 68 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1980.197

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Axelrod Gallery (1920s & 1930s/Art Deco) - 326 More Info

    Description


    Multimedia

  • Think about the painting on the left:

    What do you see?

    Describe how the artist created this work.

    How does it make you feel?

    Of what does it make you think?

  • River in the Catskills

    Slide Notes

    Details

    River in the Catskills

    1843

    Thomas Cole, American (born in England), 1801–1848

    Dimensions

    69.85 x 102.55 cm (27 1/2 x 40 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1201

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Think about the painting on the right:

    What do you see?

    Describe how the artist created this work.

    How does it make you feel?

    Of what does it make you think?

  • Old Brooklyn Bridge

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Old Brooklyn Bridge

    about 1941

    Joseph Stella, American, 1877–1946

    Dimensions

    193.67 x 173.35 cm (76 1/4 x 68 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1980.197

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Axelrod Gallery (1920s & 1930s/Art Deco) - 326 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Now, compare the two images.

    How do they express "America?"

  • Untitled

    Slide Notes

    Details

    River in the Catskills

    1843

    Thomas Cole, American (born in England), 1801–1848

    Dimensions

    69.85 x 102.55 cm (27 1/2 x 40 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1201

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Old Brooklyn Bridge

    about 1941

    Joseph Stella, American, 1877–1946

    Dimensions

    193.67 x 173.35 cm (76 1/4 x 68 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1980.197

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Axelrod Gallery (1920s & 1930s/Art Deco) - 326 More Info

    Description


    Multimedia

  • River in the Catskills, by Thomas Cole

    Old Brooklyn Bridge, by Joseph Stella

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