VanVoorhisARTDES 172: Painting for Non-Majors

Winter 2016

Around and behind a central image of a sewing machine are overlapping images of people, ships, a building fire, the Statue of Liberty, and small blocks of text.
Ida Abelman
My Father Reminisces
lithograph on paper
14 9/16 in x 18 7/16 in (36.99 cm x 46.83 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
Pat Adams
graphite, Aquatec, Liquitex and watercolor on white paper
10 9/16 x 6 1/2 in. (26.7 x 16.4 cm);23 3/16 x 18 1/8 in. (58.74 x 46 cm)
Museum Purchase
Albert Abramowitz
Riverside, California
wood engraving on paper
9 1/16 in x 12 1/16 in (23.02 cm x 30.64 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
Paper size: h 23 7/10cm x tw 15 2/5cm & bw 15cm. Plate size: h 11 9/10cm x tw 7 1/2cm & bw 7 2/5cm.
Camille Pissarro
Paysanne a la Fourche
etching and aquatint on beige laid paper
11 3/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. ( 28.89 cm x 21.91 cm )
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
This watercolor on brown prepared board is vertically oriented. The piece<br />
is reputedly a view of a Parisian street (perhaps in the 8th arrondissement), and the perspective is as if the viewer is on the fourth floor of an adjacent<br />
building. The upper two-thirds of the piece show a building-lined street,<br />
curving gently to the left. The buildings are about six stories tall, and<br />
additional rooftops are barely visible in the distance. On the ground<br />
floor of the buildings, there are traces of people, shops, and cafés. In<br />
the bottom third of the work, the road dissolves, but forms suggesting a<br />
few people populate the space.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Street Scene, Paris [Rue Laffitte (?) ]
watercolor on brown prepared board
8 1/2 in. x 5 in. ( 21.6 cm x 12.7 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A landscape is portrayed with shrubbery at the forefront and buildings on the horizon.
Max Liebermann
Landscape: Dunes
black crayon on white paper
11 3/16 in. x 17 11/16 in. ( 28.4 cm x 44.9 cm )
Museum Purchase
A young child is seated facing out toward the viewer and looking to the right. The shading and details of the face are created with multiple pen strokes but the torso is suggested by just a few.
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Child's Head
pen and ink with crayon touches on cream laid paper
5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in (14.6 cm x 9.5 cm);12 1/16 in x 9 9/16 in (30.64 cm x 24.29 cm);5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in (14.6 cm x 9.5 cm)
Museum Purchase
A pencil drawing of a vase containing a bouquet of flowers. The flowers appear to be a mix of lillies and irises.
Robert Wilbert
Gladolia Bouquet
pencil on paper
30 1/4 in. x 22 3/8 in. ( 76.84 cm x 56.83 cm )
Gift in honor of Robet J. Yassin distinguished alumnus and former directorof the Indianapolis and Tucson Museum of Art
In the top left, a volcano erupts with flame shooting upward. Around the volcano, wrapping from the center of the image to the lower left corner, are dozens of individuals who seem to be fleeing the eruption. The larged figure is a mother, a baby in her arms and her mouth and eyes wide open. The entire drawing consists of lines, including shading, with underlying washes of color.
Alfred Kubin
The Omen (Das Zeichen)
watercolor and ink on wove paper (map printed on verso)
12 1/4 in. x 5 5/8 in. ( 31.12 cm x 14.29 cm )
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
Gustav Klimt
Female Nude Seated
graphite on paper
21 1/2 in. x 14 in. ( 54.61 cm x 35.56 cm )
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
A seated nude female figure in three-quarters view seated on a block.
Henry Moore
Seated Figure
pen and wash on paper
16 7/8 in x 13 9/16 in (42.86 cm x 34.45 cm);16 7/8 in x 13 9/16 in (42.86 cm x 34.45 cm)
Museum Purchase
This quick pencil study shows five sketches of a man digging; he is not seen in a single pose, but these sketches seen from behind explore a number of actions that are part of the digging.
Camille Pissarro
Studies of a Peasant Digging (Études d'un paysan bêchant)
graphite on greenish-yellow wove paper
8 3/16 in. x 4 5/8 in. ( 20.8 cm x 11.8 cm )
Museum Purchase

The course introduces students to the tools, materials and techniques of painting. Problem solving assignments will encourage the student's aesthetic development and demonstrate understanding of contemporary art and design practices relevant to acrylic painting. Participation in group discussions and critiques is required.


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