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Cleveland Art, July/August 2016

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  • Magazine Issue
Published: June 17, 2016

Articles in this issue: Art and Stories from Mughal India; Elegance and Intrigue; A Strange Diana by Rubens; Ten Decades of Movies; Centennial Loans; Gallery Game.

Cover: An opaque watercolor, floral fantasy of animals and birds  from Mughal India.

Art and Stories

Sonya Rhie Quintanilla George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

The parrot mother cautions her young on the danger of playing with foxes recto of folio 32 from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot), c. 1560. Attributed to Dasavanta (Indian, died 1584). Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink o...

The 18th-Century Selfie

James Wehn Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

The Cupboard 1778. Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806). Etching; 39.1 x 52.3 cm (sheet). Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial Fund, 1994.196

In The Optical Viewer, an etching and engraving made by Fréderic Cazenave aro...

A Strange Diana

Jenifer Neils Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts, Case Western Reserve University

Diana and Her Nymphs Departing for the Hunt c. 1615. Peter Paul Rubens. Oil on canvas; 216 x 178.7 cm. Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund, 1959.190

Rarely does a professor have a “blink” moment in class, a sudden revela...

Ten Decades of the Art of Film

John Ewing Curator of Film

The Adventures of Prince Achmed Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 German animated movie seems to have been the first feature film shown at the museum, in 1936.

The motion picture industry is only 21 years older than the Cleveland Museum of Art. But the fledgling institution wasted littl...

Centennial Loan: Kahlo

Indra K. Lacis Curatorial Research Assistant

Fulang-Chang and I 1937 (assembled with painted frame and mirror after 1939). Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). Oil on composition board with painted frame; 56.5 x 44.1 cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mary Sklar Bequest, 277.1987.a. © 2016 Banco de Méx...

Centennial Loan: Sargent

Mark Cole Curator of American Painting

Portrait of Helen Sears 1895. John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Oil on canvas; 167.3 x 91.4 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley, 55.1116. Photograph © 2016 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Generously talented, abidingly industr...

Centennial Loan: Lichtenstein

Beau Rutland Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art

Little Big Painting 1965. Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Oil and acrylic on canvas; 172.7 × 203.2 cm. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art 66.2. © Estate of Roy...

Centennial Loan: Adena Pipe

Susan E. Bergh Curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American Art

Adena Effigy Pipe (front and rear views), 800 BC–AD 1. Stone (Ohio pipestone); 20.3 x 6.6 x 5.1 cm. Ohio Historical Society, Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection, AP-1492

During the ancient Woodland Period, two related cultures f...