Artwork

Daily Art – City Limits, Philip Guston

Daily Artwork — “City Limits, Philip Guston, 1969”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

“In City Limits, Guston’s hooded characters squeeze into a car, like clowns, as if to go cause trouble in town. His Klansmen often undertook myriad tasks in his paintings, but more than most, this image reflects an aspect of Guston’s original motivation for switching back towards realism: a growing fear at the spread of political disorder and upheaval in America.”  (Via Wikipaintings)

1969 — City Limits.  Oil paint on canvas. Neo-Expressionism style. Philip Guston (1913-1980). Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, USA (not currently on display).

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Photo Prompt

Photo Prompt – Klan v. Police, 1992

Photo — “Klan v. Police, 1992”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Given the current state of affairs regarding Civil Rights, the police, and racial tensions in general this is a very interesting and rich photograph for discussion and analysis. Take in the photo as a whole, with context, and then even the details such as the reflection itself and the expression on the officer’s face.

1992. A young boy in KKK robes sees his reflection in a riot shield held by an African-American state trooper. Taken in Gainesville, Ga. by Todd Robertson. 

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