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Between and Mortarboard

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At the center of the page, there is an abstracted image with dark curved lines and crosshatching. Thick dashed lines reach out from the left side of the image towards the top and bottom of the work. The artist signature is in the stone (l.r.) "Boccioni".
Three dark female figures are suspended  in purgatory, with clasped hands in front of a triangular shaft of light that projects down from the top.
Four men in plain, dark clothing sit, with hands folded in prayer, around a rectangular table, in the center of which is a fish on an oval platter. The man at the far end has his eyes closed. The other three raise their faces to heaven.
A group of seven men kneel and pray around a radiant figure representing God. God is in the viewer's upper left, and the supplicants are arranged around him. Hands project into the scene from behind God, suggesting additional figures kneeling in prayer behind.
A man, a woman, and a child facing the viewer with their hands folded in prayer. The man and woman sit on a mattress and look to heaven. The child stands in front of them with his head bowed. Next to the child is a diminutive cow. In the background behind the family are images of fish and birds.
In front, a woman wearing a hat depicted in profile faces to the left with three male figures behind her, one of which, depicted in profile and facing to the right, has the top of his head cut off; the background is comprised of architectural and figural fragments.
Portrait head with landscape in background.


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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

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