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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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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.

Landscape, Maurice Denis Student Essays

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

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.

'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 more.

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 more.

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 more.

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 more.

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 more.

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.

George Santayana Organizations

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