This print by American artist Charles Wells, Amherst College Class of 1957, joined the collection in 2007. To see more prints from the collection by Wells, click here.
image source: Untitled, young girl
This lovely watercolor by French artist Jules David joined the collection in 1976. The details of the women’s dress are exquisite, from their ornately flowered hats, to the flourishes of their fitted dresses, to the peeking toes of their pointed shoes.
image source: Women of Fashion
The pair of beautiful Austrian portrait plates below were gifted to the Mead in 1955.
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The following paintings by Russian artist Igor Galanin joined the collection in 2001. They are illustrations for The Master and Margarita, a novel written by Mikhail Bulgakov in Soviet Russia ca. 1940, and described as “a masterpiece of black magic and black humor.”
Galanin’s portrayal of Margarita is whimsical, comical, and seemingly mischievous…
Margarita Flying Aboard a Broom
Margarita Flying Aboard a Pig
Margarita Flying Aboard a Touring Car
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Happy Monday! Today we’re sharing these six etchings from the collection by French artist Georges Rouault.
Hideous Woman (Femme hideuse), 1928
Nude Woman, Seated (Femme nue, assise), ca. 1928
Negro Woman In Profile (Négresse en profil), 1928
Woman with Hat in Profile, Facing Left (Femme au chapeau en profil, vers la gauche), 1928
Woman with Necklace (Femme au collier), 1928
Nude Woman, Facing Left (Femme nue, vers la gauche), 1928
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This quirky and colorful silkscreen print by German-born American artist Peter Max joined the collection in 1978. To see more works by Max from the collection, click here.
image source: Lady with a Picture
This festive design for a 1930s ballet costume by Russian artist Lev Vasil’evich Zak (aka Leon Zack) joined the collection in 2001.
image source: Costume Design: Giselle, Ballet Russe, Paris 1930
This charming sketch – Dear Anne, Momie Is Knitting a Little Sweater for Jean. It Takes Two Months. Daddy – by American artist George Bellows joined the collection in 1974. To see more works from the collection by Bellows, click here.
image source: Dear Anne
This print by the legendary Pablo Picasso joined the collection in 1962. It is one of 41 illustrations for a book “Gongora-Vingt Poemes” published in Paris in 1948.
image source: Gongora: Eight Poems. Plate XIV. 34
After sharing works by Rockwell Kent on the blog last week, I thought I’d share one more for today’s Monday Morning Muse post. This elegant drawing, titled Tranquility, joined the collection in 1981.
image source: Tranquility