It’s quite rare in the history of illustrative art and stage design to trace the entire path of the artwork- from bringing it to life as a sketch, to its appearance as a costume photographed onto the actor during the opening performance, and, eventually, as a direct source of inspiration for artists- spectators.
The majority of the works carries the hidden message of the idea that China would or has already overcome the coronavirus outbreak by its own efforts, focusing rather at the triumphal end of the fight against the virus, than the process of the struggle itself.
The Persistence of Memory (1931), with its often unexplainable and objective symbolic imagery, has provoked many artistic and even scientific and philosophic debates among many thinkers over the decades
The market of 19th-20th century American small-scaled handicrafts, postcards and souvenirs with the Asian twist is full of objects titled “Esther Hunt Era” or “Esther Hunt style”. So who is Esther Hunt and why did she take on Chinese themes in Early American Art?
Theodore Wores’s art helped to form a positive image of Chinese people in 19th century America. This article is an in-depth analysis of American artist Theodore Wores' contribution to the rise of, coinage and extension of Chinese subject matters in American art history.