Tag: Painting


While French surrealist Yves Tanguy used the decalcomania technique in his 1936 works Paysage I and Paysage II, the production of decalcomanias has not been confined to art. At Yale University, fingerpaint decalcomanias have been analyzed for their tendency to generate fractals when the process is repeated several times on the same paper. From landscape motifs to stoic pictorial symbols and abstract paintings, the technique

Album Covers

Photo albums began as research journals. During the 1830s and 1940s, inventors maintained diaries of their research, which contained photo records of experiments. These were not disclosed, as the contents of the albums were considered classified information. See the In Memoriam project for related works. Stoic Symbol Series


A panorama is a picture covering the entire landscape; a theatrical device using a long, rolled-up panoramic painting; the silhouette, total or partial view, of the tallest structures and buildings; and a work of art that reveals a broad, global view of a particular subject, often a landscape, a military battle, or a historical event.

Election Cycle

Midterm elections in the United States are the general elections that are held near the midpoint of a president’s four-year term of office, on Election Day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Federal offices that are up for election during the midterms include all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the United

The Cave

Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are actually not the direct source of the images seen. A philosopher aims to understand and perceive the higher levels of reality. However, the other inmates of the cave do

My Own Private 1950s

In the mid-twentieth century, modern art and design represented liberalism, individualism, dynamic activity, and the greatest creative risk possible in a free society. Jackson Pollock’s gestural style, for instance, drew an effective counterpoint to Nazi, and then Soviet, oppression. Modernism became a cultural weapon during the Cold War. Both the State Department and the CIA supported exhibitions

Le Fleurs du Mal

This series of small paintings reference Les Fleurs du mal (English: The Flowers of Evil), a volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire. Les Fleurs du mal includes nearly all of Baudelaire’s poetry, written from 1840 until his death in August 1867. First published in 1857, it was important in the symbolist —including painting— and modernist movements. Though it was extremely controversial upon publication, with six

The Marlboro Man (Is Dead)

The Marlboro Man is a figure used in tobacco advertising campaigns for Marlboro cigarettes. In the United States, where the campaign originated, it was used from 1954 to 1999. The Marlboro Man was first conceived by Leo Burnett in 1954. The images initially featured rugged men portrayed in a variety of roles but later primarily featured a rugged cowboy or cowboys, in picturesque wild terrain.


Maturín is a city in Venezuela, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Monagas, and a center for instrumental exploration and development of the petroleum industry in Venezuela. Maturín is also a busy regional transportation hub, connecting routes from the northeastern coast to the Orinoco Delta and the Gran Sabana. The Orinoco Belt is a territory in the southern strip of the