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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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Irvin Nahan - Artist Teacher Art Collections

View samplings of drawings from across Irv Nahan's entire career by clicking here.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection Art Collections

This special exhibition, the first in 45 years to explore the extraordinary legacy left to the nation by Chester Dale.  To view the website for additional information, click here.

Cézanne and American Modernism, Paintings that Sparked a Revolution Art Collections

In this dazzling exhibition at the BMA, see how Cézanne transformed American art in the first part of the 20th century.  To visit the website for additional information, click here.

Davis Art Images Art Collections

The Davis Art Images archive is designed to support the study of art, art history, and related fields. Click here to visit their website.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.