Government Bureau (1956) by George Tooker

Government-Bureau by George Tooker

Why does George Tooker’s painting Government Bureau creep me out?

– Anonymous features, faces and figures
– Porthole windows for communications
– Fluorescent lighting, beige carpet, and a grey void

New York Office by Edward Hopper

New York Office by Edward Hopper

What’s the symbolism in New York Office by Edward Hopper?

– Three figures, light fixtures, and frames
– Starring Hitchcock’s cool blonde
– A minor character disappears into the office building

Arctic Tern by John James Audubon

Arctic-Tern- by John James Audubon

What’s so special about Arctic Tern, the Audubon bird painting?

• Audubon – hunter turned lover
• Blue moves the Arctic Tern
• Feet make the bird

Stag at Sharkey’s by George Wesley Bellows


Why is Stag at Sharkey’s much more than a boxing painting? Here are a few reasons:

• Stag night & wild stags
• A thrilled, expectant arena
• George Wesley Bellows – Ashcan art star

The Biglin Brothers Racing by Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins - The Biglin Brothers Racing

This investigation of the Thomas Eakins painting The Biglin Brothers Racing includes:

• Challenges on The Biglin Brothers Racing canvas and off.
• After rainfall, a rushed riverside sketch.
• My Biglin Brothers Racing YouTube video.
• With Frequently Asked Questions such as, “Who are the two men in The Biglin Brothers Racing painting?”

Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte

Paris Street Rainy Day Gustave Caillebotte

The painting Paris Street; Rainy Day snapshots a beautiful moment on a typical, even dull, day. French painter, Gustave Caillebotte titled this Rue de Paris Wet Weather – a simple name. Its plainness points to the piece’s subject. He gives us a slice of life.