Photo Prompt

Daily Photo — “Spanish Flu Family Portrait”, 1920s

Photo — “Spanish Flu Family Portrait, c.1920”

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

Social distancing notwithstanding, the use of face masks to combat Spanish flu was as important 100 years ago as it is today with COVID-19! (Even the family cat is protected!)

Circa 1920. “Flu epidemic.” Images of America : Dublin, by Mike Lynch and the Dublin Heritage Center. Collection of the Online Archive of California. 

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Artwork

Daily Art – The Bridal Path, White Mountains, Winslow Homer

Daily Artwork — “The Bridal Path, White Mountains, Winslow Homer, 1868”

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

1868 — The Bridal Park, White Mountains.  Oil paint on canvas. Realism style. Winslow Homer  (1836-1910). Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, USA.

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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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