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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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Botticelli's Magdalene Panels: A Plastic Approach Student Essays

Botticelli's interest in decorative line can be seen primarily in the delicate color lines accenting the architecture and some of the drapery....see more.

Landscape, Maurice Denis Student Essays

The color-ensemble, dominated by cool blue, green, and lavender tones, is richly subtle, ruggedly-surfaced, and softly more.

Two Spirits, Arthur B. Davies Student Essays

Learn how a painting that could have been an erotic depiction of two women, instead becomes a creative more.

Major Manuel Waldteufel (The Violinist), Thomas Eakins Student Essays

Harmonies of light, line, color and space represent the subject of a musician’s likeness, his instrument, and setting in Major Manuel Waldteufel (The Violinist), by Thomas more.

Le Baou de Blancs (Hillside near Cannes), William Glackens Student Essays

Prismatically, the American artist, William Glackens, presents the hidden energies of nature coming to light in the subject of a French landscape entitled Le Baou de more.

The Denial of Saint Peter, Bartolomeo Manfredi Student Essays

The religious recollection of a saint’s turn from truth is the subject of The Denial of Saint Peter BY Bartolomeo more.

Landscape of Wheatfield with Church, Jacob van Ruisdael. Student Essays

The genre of landscape painting owes much to the work of the Dutch artist, Jacob van more.

Portrait of a Gentleman, Tintoretto Student Essays

Tintoretto’s use of light is atmospheric in nature, true to the Venetian Tradition. The contrast between light and dark creates drama and mystery, as does Tintorettos’ plastic use of more.

French Woman Seated by the Window, Edouard Vuillard Student Essays

In French Woman Seated by the Window, Edouard Vuillard uses the interior domestic scene of women engaged in a private conversation as his more.

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