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Hobson LaFayette Pittman
American (1899 - 1972) Primary

Pink and Orange Poppies


22 1/4 in. x 28 3/4 in. (56.52 cm x 73.03 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: HPH.280
Other Number(s): P.64 (Previous No.)
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Drawings
Culture/Nationality: American
Collection: Hobson Pittman Collection

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  • flowers - The reproductive portions of any plant in the division Angiospermae, flowering plants. As popularly used, the term "flower" especially applies when part or all of the reproductive structure is distinctive in color and form.
  • Papaver - Genus containing around 75-100 species of annual, biennial, and perennial herbaceous plants native to temperate and cold regions of Eurasia, Africa, and North America. They have showy solitary flowers and some species have a milky latex with narcotic properties. Poppies have been cultivated since ca. 5,000 BCE.
  • pastels - Colored crayons or chalk-like sticks that consist of finely ground pigments mixed with a small amount of a water-based binder, such as gum tragacanth or, from the mid-20th century, methyl cellulose. Used in drawing. Many pastels contain pure pigments producing intense, deep colors; lighter colors are diluted with an inert filler (chalk, gypsum, talc, kaolin, etc.). Pastels produce a powdery, easily smudged drawing.
  • still lifes - Images in which the focus is a depiction of inanimate objects, as distinguished from art in which such objects are subsidiary elements in a composition.The term is generally applied to depictions of fruit, flowers, meat or dead game, vessels, eating utensils, and other objects, including skulls, candles, and hourglasses, typically arranged on a table. Such images were known since the time of ancient Greece and Rome; however, the subject was exploited by some 16th-century Italian painters, and was highly developed in 17th-century Dutch painting, where the qualities of form, color, texture, and composition were valued, and the images were intended to relay allegorical messages. The subject is generally seen in oil paintings, though it can also be found in mosaics, watercolors, prints, collages, and photographs. The term originally included paintings in which the focus was on living animals at rest, although such depictions would now be called "animal paintings."

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  • Framed Dimensions: 22 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (56.515 x 73.025 cm)

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