A canvas saturated in layered shades of muted browns, oranges, ochres, and yellows is crossed by lines, some dark some light, some on the surface, some buried beneath the surface color. A bold horizontal line cuts across about a quarter of the way from the bottom. On the right are several faint verticals. At the top two horizontal lines underlap and overlap with two diagonals.
Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park series is named after the neighborhood in Santa Monica, California where he had his studio. The subjects of the series are 1) an abstract consideration of color and form, 2) a treatment of the southern California landscape (the mellow subtleties of West Coast sunlight, the vast almost abstract appearance of the dry, open land), and 3) the painting process itself, which the artist makes visible to the viewer through the layers of paint.
Tex: Will you have a part in victory? - Write to the National War Garden Commission - Washington, D.C. for free books on gardening, canning & drying. - "Every Garden a Munition Plant" - Charles Lathrop Pack, President
A collage composed of different colored pieces of sandpaper of different grades or textures, construction paper, printed papers, and a piece of embossed leather. Most of the sandpaper pieces are in an overlapping group in the center of the piece. In the viewer's upper right there is a purple piece of paper printed with a throng of human figures.
The subject of this piece is the visual interaction of the different elements of the collage, especially the different colors and textures of the collaged papers.
Text: War Gardens Over The Top - The Seeds of Victory Insure the Fruits of Peace - For Free Books Write to National War Garden Commission - Washington, D.C. - Chales Lathrop Pack, President - Percival S. Ridsdale, Secretary
Abstracted human figure reclining on its side. Eight strings resembling the strings of a harp extend from the chest area to the hip.
Shows Henry Moore's interest in biomorphic abstraction and the human figure. The melodic and lyrical elements of the form are suggested by the strings running from torso to hip evoking a stringed instrument.
This monotype depicts the back of a nude woman. She is sitting down, and we can see her arms, part of her left leg and part of the left side of her face. The woman casts some dark shadows on the left and under her right arm.