The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive November, 2012
Angelic Gesture

Angelic Gesture

Today’s post comes from Justine Paradis, class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Barbara Hepworth’s Maquette for Winged Figure (c. 1940–1) was created, as the title suggests, as a preliminary model for a larger sculpture that was eventually installed on the second story exterior of the John Lewis Building on Oxford Street in London. The...
Accessing the Subconscious: The Lady Hears a Nightingale

Accessing the Subconscious: The Lady Hears a Nightingale

Today’s post comes from Sophie Asakura, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. In Max Ernst’s 1940s work The Lady Hears a Nightingale, sticky, spidery forms of green algal growth seem to blanket the composition. The growth creeps across the canvas, permeated subtly by a cubist figure. The figure is loosely human, with arms and...
A Hidden Treasure

A Hidden Treasure

Today’s post comes from Alison Dillulio, class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Unknown [Japanese Mid-to-late Edo period (1615-1868)], Inkstone Box (Suzuribako) with Eight Views of Omi (Omi-hakkei). Wood coated with lacquer and gold. Purchase, Pratt Fund. 2008.21. The suzuribako is one of many Asian art objects in Vassar’s Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center collection. It is not currently on view.[1]...