De Style by Kerry James Marshall


Why is Kerry James Marshall’s painting De Style so perfect for this moment?

– Where South Central LA meets the 1917 Netherlands
– Barbershop as cultural oasis
– Whimsy and gravity unite on canvas

Rooster, Hen, and Hydrangeas by Ito Jakuchu

Rooster Hen Hydrangeas by Ito Jakuchu

This piece unearths features and insights for the painting Rooster, Hen, and Hydrangeas such as:

• What’s special about silk painting.
• Buddhism symbols in Rooster, Hen, and Hydrangeas.
• Flirting fowl and Edo Period values.

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child 1880 Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt’s painting Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child dwells in motherhood. Its careful composition combines with a smudgy Impressionist technique. This painting captures a moment of messy mothering.