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The Court of Death

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Description: Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention
~TRANSLATING THE grand manner history painting favored in Europe into themes and ideas that might resonate with his own young republic, Samuel F. B. Morse created two monumental paintings for exhibition to American audiences. First he explored the workings of...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.77-83
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00223.005
Description: Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
Sometime between 1883 and 1885, a colleague photographed Thomas Eakins unclothed and holding aloft a naked female student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (fig. 1). In recent decades, this image has been tendered as the most tangible proof of the artist’s indiscretions. Although the scene undoubtedly is worthy of critique, it also is worth noting that Eakins hardly was the first indiscreet Philadelphian. More than a century before that shutter snapped, Charles Willson Peale sketched …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-27
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00168.004