Unknown (Indian, Mughal), A lady carrying a lighted lamp, ca. 1760, opaque watercolor on paper, heightened with gold, Gift of Mrs. Horace W. Frost. (91.15.37)._x1200
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How did Matta’s Rain get here?

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Thanks to James Thrall Soby’s (author, critic, connoisseur, collector and patron of the arts) enthusiasm for Surrealism and passion for Williams College, Matta’s “Rain” has published, exhibited, and been very much enjoyed by museum staff and visitors alike since 1950.

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Handbook Highlight: Equivocal Colors

Yves Tanguy's Equivocal Colors

Yves Tanguy’s piece Equivocal Colors brings the artist’s own enigmatic nature to life. Largely a painter of the ambiguous and uncertain, Tanguy’s artistic vision was rich with conflict. He saw the world as blending the concrete and abstract together simultaneously.

Thus, his painting Equivocal Colors is a tangible example of his thought process. The painting is a collage of disparate, morphed shapes (egg-like, circular, smooth, rigid, long, chunky, triangular, spiraled), witch mixes with a…

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