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Monday, January 27, 2014

Currently Hanging: I Can't Believe It's Mark Tobey

Posted by on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Like a cross between Joseph Stella and Georgia OKeeffe.
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  • Like a cross between Joseph Stella and Georgia O'Keeffe.

This surprising vision hangs in the gallery on the seventh floor at Cornish College of the Arts in South Lake Union. Here's a full view. The label says it's 40 1/2 by 71 inches, oil on panel, and part of a theater set. I wonder which show! Tobey, according to the label, was on the faculty at Cornish from 1924 to 1927, early days for the highly autodidactic but also formally educated artist (he went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago). His first solo museum exhibition wouldn't be until 1935.


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Phoebe in Wallingford 1

Tobey had curiosity and emotion, while O'Keefe (though her art was surreally beautiful) was quite formulistic.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM · Report this
Fnarf 2
Looks like a side panel in a Diego Rivera mural.
Posted by Fnarf on January 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 3
Thanks for the full view. Comes a bit more alive.
Posted by dnt trust me on January 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM · Report this
Isn't this the back album cover of Derek & The Dominoes Layla?
Posted by COMTE on January 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM · Report this
Such an interesting artist--big influence for Canadian painter Lawren Harris
Posted by Jodie Blaney Original Art on April 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM · Report this

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