Sp15 Korey - COMPLIT 122 - Contemporary Graphic Novels

The artist has captured the story of the deer hunt with the fewest possible elements, in a way that is instantly recognizable and yet takes liberties with the classical tale. The forest is represented by two trees and a few sprays of foliage; the deer is a mundane gray, not magical gold; and Sita waits anxiously in a white marble pavilion, rather than a thatched hut. The vibrantly colored backgrounds divide the composition into zones that create mood and organize the narrative.
Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Malwa School
Râmâyana manuscript page: Rama kills the deer (folio no. 31)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
7 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in (18.7 cm x 15.6 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);7 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in (18.7 cm x 15.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
A lady and her lover are shown in the center-left of the scene, holding hands and gesturing. An attendant appears behind the lady, and the two turn to look at her. A male attendant, along with a horse, is shonw in the bottom register, separated from the precincts of the palace where the main scene takes place.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Ragini Minavati
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
10 7/8 in x 7 15/16 in (27.6 cm x 20.1 cm);10 7/8 in x 7 15/16 in (27.6 cm x 20.1 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Actualités. Pl. 229: Vous aurez beau faire, ma pauvre presse ultramontaine; vou
9 1/2 in x 8 5/16 in (24.13 cm x 21.11 cm);9 1/2 in x 8 5/16 in (24.13 cm x 21.11 cm);11 15/16 in x 11 1/8 in (30.32 cm x 28.26 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm)
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Peter Maverick
Bookplate: N.Y. Society Library
engraving on paper

The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
This is a photograph of a party of horses and riders. The subjects prepare to head to battle, with spears and regalia. Behind them is a tipi and prairie landscape.
Edward S. Curtis
Start of a War Party
photogravure on paper
9 1/2 in x 12 5/8 in (24.2 cm x 32 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.5 cm x 49.3 cm)
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
Laton Alton Huffman
Stump Horn Bull, Absarokee Scout
colotype print on paper
12 7/16 in. x 7 1/16 in. ( 31.6 cm x 17.9 cm )
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman
Marten de Vos; Maarten de Vos
Allegorical Representation of 'America'
pen and black ink with ink wash on cream-colored paper
4 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in (12.54 cm x 12.54 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ⅜ in (48.89 cm x 36.51 cm)
Museum Purchase
Laton Alton Huffman
Cutting Out a Steer
colotype print on paper
6 15/16 in. x 12 in. ( 17.6 cm x 30.5 cm )
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman
A photograph of tin figures in a shallow plane, set against a black backdrop. A woman carries a child across a featureless landscape. 
David Levinthal
Crossing the River
photogravure on paper
17 11/16 in x 20 7/8 in (44.93 cm x 53.02 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This work shows a black and white photograph of a crowd of people outdoors, with trees in the background. On the left is a uniformed policeman holding a dog on a leash in one hand and a club in the other. In the center area there is a man, with his back to the viewer, who is being attacked by two dogs. One, controlled by another policeman, is ripping his clothing and the other, with teeth bared, is attacking his right hand. In the crowd there are men watching the attack and looking at the policemen.
Andy Warhol
Birmingham Race Riot
screenprint on paper
20 1/16 in x 24 1/16 in (50.96 cm x 61.12 cm);26 1/8 in x 32 1/16 in (66.36 cm x 81.44 cm)
Gift of Graham and Marianne Smith
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
There they go plucked (i.e. fleeced) (Ya van desplumados)
etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint on paper
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);8 1/4 in x 5 1/8 in (20.96 cm x 13.02 cm);8 1/2 in x 5 15/16 in (21.59 cm x 15.08 cm)
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
This is a line drawing done in colors of red, orange, blue, yellow, brown and green, on white paper. In the top center portion of the sheet are the words, "A LIE". Below this are forms that resemble an egg, a slice of bacon, a piece of bread with a pat of yellow butter. Below these forms are some round shapes, labeled "flakes", a bowl and a carton of milk, labeled "milk".
Jean-Michel Basquiat
A Lie
colored crayons on paper
24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);28 in x 23 in (71.12 cm x 58.42 cm)
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen


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