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Art CollectionsRelated OrganizationsReading Lists  |  Student Essays

The Violette de Mazia Foundation encourages review, research, exploration, and development of objective aesthetic analysis.

The following resources provide examples of: (1) art collections, museums and galleries; (2) organizations involved in compatible endeavors; (3) suggested reading lists; (4) analytical essays written by student participants in our courses.

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The John Dewey Society Organizations

Click here to view The John Dewey Society's website.

03/17/2010
Paul Guillaume Organizations

Click here to visit this website compiled by the National Gallery.

03/17/2010
Thomas Munro Organizations

 Click here to visit This Duke University site.

03/17/2010
George Santayana Organizations

Click here to view additional information on this Hispanic-American philosopher.

03/17/2010
Suggested Readings Reading Lists

If you are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Violette de Mazia Foundation course, consult the following reading lists to learn which texts you will need.

03/17/2010
Riot, Debra Butterfield Student Essays

Debra Butterfield created Riot in 1990 using discarded metal from a movie theater marquee. Currently the sculpture is owned and displayed by the Delaware Art Museum...read more.

03/18/2010
Governor's Park, Edward Loper Sr. Student Essays

I have studied painting with Edward Loper Sr. for 6 years. I experienced an immediate connection to Loper’s Governor’s Park, Quebec City, an oil painting on canvas...read more.

03/18/2010
Improvisation # 29 (The Swan), Wassily Kandinsky Student Essays

Kandinsky’s Improvisation (Swan) is a highly decorative non-objective painting composed of vibrant colors, and a variety of shapes and line set in an active swirling space...read more.

03/18/2010
The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes, Student Essays

 The King and Queen’s velvety surface and elegant warm tones of brown, ochre, oyster-white and coral against a dark background give the work an Old Master flavor...read more.

03/18/2010
'Torches Mauve' Franz Kline Student Essays

Franz Kline presents Torches Mauve as a massive, non-representational, vertically rectangular oil painting composed of a highly restrained palette of whites, blacks and blue violets...read more.

03/18/2010