Aert van der Neer, (Dutch, 1603-1677), Young Men Playing "Kolf" in a Winter Landscape, ca. 1665-1675, oil on canvas, Museum purchase, with funds provided by the Wunsch Americana Foundation. (79.1)_x1200
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WALLS Round Up Part 3: Overheard in Student Rooms

Ninety students have now spent three months living with an artwork from the WALLS collection. Here at WCMA, we’re really interested in the knowledge and experiences generated during these semester-long loans. We checked in with students to find out what interesting comments they’ve overheard in response to their artworks: as we wrap up the inaugural semester of WALLS, we thought we would share a few.

Artist not known, Himalayas from Kashmir, 1870s_x500

Artist not known, Himalayas from Kashmir, 1870s

Charlotte Fleming ’15

“That makes sense. It matches your soul.”

To have my “soul” be compared to a beautiful, misty image of the Himalayas, well, I’d say that was the compliment of the day.

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828), Picador and Bull (Madrid Ring), 1876_x500

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Picador and Bull (Madrid Ring), 1876

Andrew Udell ’16

“Whaaaaatttt? You have a Goya in your room? We totally studied Goya in Art History…and you have one of his works in your room…”

Okada, Untitled, 1969_x500

Kenzo Okada, Untitled, 1969

Malcolm Moutenot ’17

“Hey I need to do a formal analysis for my art history class… Could I use the work in your room? “

Georgia. Majvreskevi., 2006_x500

Olivia Arthur, Georgia. Majvreskevi., 2006

Liz Albert ‘14

“There’s someone behind the curtain!”

Eppridge, Apollo 11 Roll Out, 1969_x500

Bill Eppridge, Apollo 11 Roll-Out, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 20, 1969, Printed 2009

Anna Spiers ’15

“What is that? It’s so small.”

 

Edouard Boubat (French, 1923-1999), An Interior of a Home in Brittany, France, 1964_x500

Edouard Boubat, An Interior of a Home in Brittany, France, 1964

Max Heninger ’14

“It fits your personality.”

Alison Saar (American, b.1956), Washtub Blues, 2000, color woodcut on unbleached Thai mulberry paper. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts_x500

Alison Saar, Washtub Blues, 2000

Hayley Elszasz ‘16

“The colors are beautiful.”

“SO jealous that you got that.”

 

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Moritz Loewy & Pierre-Henri Puiseux, Photographie Lunaire: Taruntius—Mer des Crise—Macrobius (Lunar Photography; Tartuntius—Sea of Crises—Macrobius), 1900

Carolina Jaramillo ’16

I keep hearing, “What’s the catch?” but there isn’t one!

 

Image Credits:

Artist not known, Himalayas from Kashmir, 1870s, Albumen print from wet plate negative, 12 3/16 x 16 3/16 in., Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828), Picador and Bull (Madrid Ring), 1876 , Engraving on paper, 18 3/4 x 13 1/4 in., Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

Kenzo Okada (Japanese, 1902-1982), Untitled, 1969, Screenprint on paper, 24 1/4 in. 30 1/4 in., Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

Olivia Arthur (British, b. 1980), Georgia. Majvreskevi., 2006, Photograph, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

Bill Eppridge (American, b. 1938), Apollo 11 Roll-Out, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 20, 1969, 1969, Printed 2009, Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in., Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

Edouard Boubat (French, 1923-1999), An Interior of a Home in Brittany, France, 1964, Silver print, 19 5/8 x 15 3/8 in., Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

Alison Saar (American, b. 1956), Washtub Blues, 2000, Color woodcut, 35 x 27 x 1 1/4 in., Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

Moritz Loewy & Pierre-Henri Puiseux (French, 1833-1907) & (French, 1855-1928), Photographie Lunaire: Taruntius—Mer des Crises—Macrobius (Lunar Photography; Tartuntius—Sea of Crises—Macrobius), 1900, Heliogravure, 32 x 35 1/2 x 1 1/2 in, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts

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