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    • Visual Arts

Explore The Phillips's Permanent Collection with our self-guided audio tours.

    Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, Paganini, 1798-1863 (#89)

    Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, Paganini, 1798-1863 (#89)

    Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, Paganini, 1831
    Acquired 1922
    Oil on canvas

    • 2 min
    Pierre-August Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881 (#75)

    Pierre-August Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881 (#75)

    Pierre-August Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881,
    Acquired 1923
    Oil on canvas

    • 3 min
    Wasily Kandinsky, Sketch I for Painting with White Border, 1913 (#87)

    Wasily Kandinsky, Sketch I for Painting with White Border, 1913 (#87)

    Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is considered a pioneer of abstract art. Sketch I for Painting with White Border is one of more than 15 preparatory studies he completed leading up to the final masterpiece, Painting with White Border, which is in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

    • 1 min
    Wolfgang Laib, Wax Room: Where Have You Gone—Where Are You Going?, 2013 (#86)

    Wolfgang Laib, Wax Room: Where Have You Gone—Where Are You Going?, 2013 (#86)

    Here this is a very, very small room, but it has a very beautiful concentration and intensity, which when you come into a wax room it’s like coming into another world. You are enclosed with your own body by this beeswax, which is not manmade. I think it’s going to somewhere else, to another world. I think that is what a wax room is about.

    • 1 min
    Pierre Bonnard, The Open Window, 1921 (#85)

    Pierre Bonnard, The Open Window, 1921 (#85)

    One of the great French painters of the 20th century, Pierre Bonnard created a highly personal body of work deeply rooted in nature and everyday life. His compositions, full of luminous color and light, anticipated the color fields of Mark Rothko and the vaporous washes of Morris Louis.

    • 1 min
    William Christenberry, Southern Monument XI, 1983 (#88)

    William Christenberry, Southern Monument XI, 1983 (#88)

    This is Southern Monument XI, made in 1983. And it is a cube form with a sphere in the top and it is surrounded by a field of real Alabama red soil. It is an attempt on my part to evoke a feeling of a monument, albeit somewhat abstract, that one might find in the landscape.

    • 1 min

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