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Thomas Wilmer Dewing

Symphony in Green and Gold

(Boston, Massachusetts, 1851 - 1938)

1900

Oil panel

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.25

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This major work by Dewing reflects the pastimes that the painter enjoyed during summers in Cornish, New Hampshire, where he and other artists developed an elite art colony inspired by cultures of the past. The colonists performed plays in “Greek costume” and used Japanese-style paper lanterns, like the one shown here, to light the paths around their homes. The painting’s limited color scheme and daringly sketchy brushwork were partly inspired by American artist James McNeill Whistler, whose work Dewing admired.

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signed "T W Dewing 1900" in LL, in oil

Keywords
Female
Figure
American
Painting
Costume
Dress
Goddesses
Lantern
Clothing