Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley

Migrant-Mother, Nipomo Valley, Dorothea Lange

Why’s the Migrant Mother photograph by Dorothea Lange so iconic?

– Defining the Great Depression
– Strength, vulnerability, and shame in Migrant Mother
– Assistance …and then regret

Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel

Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel

Table of contents for Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel.

– Home is where the work is
– Time portrayed in Hartley on the Rocking Horse
– Feminism and the many penises of Joe Gould

Imaginary Numbers by Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy - Imaginary Numbers

What’s so special about Yves Tanguy’s painting Imaginary Numbers?

– Surrealist love bites
– Sponsored by Peggy Guggenheim
– Hopeful blobs in Imaginary Numbers
– Mother Dada and then baby Dali

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher by Johannes Vermeer

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher by Johannes Vermeer

Why’s Vermeer’s painting Young Woman with a Water Pitcher such a big deal?

– Light elevates everyday tasks
– Young Woman with a Water Pitcher – the inner sanctum
– A more iconic shield than Captain America’s