Mark Cole Associate Curator of American Painting and Sculpture
C. Griffith Mann Chief Curator and Deputy Director
Amy Bracken Sparks Assistant Editor, Curatorial Publications
These teacher materials focus on developing close looking skills to fully describe what they see. Close looking can assist students in exploring sequence of events, point of view, use, as well as
Edmonia Lewis (American, c. 1844-1907)
Marble, Overall: 76.2 x 48.3 x 36.5 cm (30 x 19 x 14 3/8 in.). American Painting and Sculpture Sundry Purchase Fund and Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2011.110
Lewis apparently carved this marble herself instead of relying on studio assistants like other sculptors of her time. The variety of textures depicted on the combatants, coupled with their complex interwoven positions, demonstrate a high degree of technical skill.
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