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Marvin D. Cone
U.S. 1891-1965
Allow Your Minds to Broaden and Expand 47.0851

Allow Your Minds to Broaden and Expand 47.0851

Allow Your Minds to Broaden and Expand demonstrates Marvin Cone's interest in structural forms as well as his fascination with the peculiarities of carnival life. In his painting, the "barker" urges the viewer to come and see Mlle Hortense and other "oddities." Iowa native, Marvin Cone, has frequently been linked to Grant Wood, not only because Cone taught at Wood's Stone City Art Colony (1932-1933), but because the two were lifelong friends. Cone developed his own style in the shadow of his better-known colleague, painting the American scene, particularly Iowa landscapes with old barns. Cone later developed a fascination with carnival and circus imagery, and later still, mysterious interiors and empty rooms.

Marvin D. Cone
U.S. 1891-1965
Untitled (landscape with clouds) 91.0049

Untitled (landscape with clouds) 91.0049

In the 1920s and 1930s the American landscape, particularly Midwestern landscape, assumed a new importance in American art. Art historians like Thomas Craven praised a native art that was realistic in style and traditional in subject matter. Landscape came to represent all that was good in American culture. It served as a metaphor for American cultural values, for stability, morality, and continuity in uncertain times. Marvin Cone was tremendously influenced by the traditional landscapes of William Merritt Chase, Charles Hawthorne, and especially Grant Wood, who stressed at his art colony the value of regional artistic traditions. Cone's landscapes of the 1930s, the decade in which this landscape was probably painted, display a great sense of introspection and tranquility. They rarely include people. They are topographically imprecise. The colors are subtle and evocative, the forms complex and layered.

Robert Cottingham
U.S. b. 1935
Fox 82.0058

Fox 82.0058

Irving E. Couse
U.S. 1866-1936
Sun and Shade 31.0010

Sun and Shade 31.0010

Konrad Cramer
U.S. b. Germany 1888-1963
Cubist Composition: Bearsville to Davenport Map 2000.0001

Cubist Composition: Bearsville to Davenport Map 2000.0001

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