|The painting below is a copy of a wood carving that is part of a series called, "Thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji" by Japanese artist Hokusai. It is a depiction of a great wave as seen below.|
|Hokusai, Katsushika. The Great Wave at Kanagawa. c. 1831-33. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 22 Oct .2010, http://www.metmuseum.org/. |
Below is the black white copy done by Union's own, Kate Byrd and now hanging in the Library.
The painting below is a work by André Derain, a french Fauvists painter who painted "Boats in the Harbor" around 1905. Derain art is modern and progressive early in his career and moved to a more traditional or classical mode of painting later in life. "Boats" was painted during Derain's earlier career and represents the port town of Collioure in southern France where the Fauve french artists would meet. You can read an interesting perspective by art critic, Andrew Graham Dixon about "Boats in the Port of Collioure" here
|Derain, Andre. Boats in the Port of Collioure. c. 1905. University of California, San Diego. ARTstor. 22 Oct .|