Folk Art Carved Gameboard (detail)
Painted wood, 15.5″ x 29.5″, American, late 19th-early 20th century.
|Wonderful original blue paint decorates the surface of this deeply carved board. The back side, while unpainted, has also been meticulously carved with perfect squares.
|19th Century Phrenology Head Model
Plaster, 11″h x 4.5″, late 19th-early 20th century.
|A gorgeous plaster model of a phrenology head, with great expression. The 19th century science assumed that specific areas of the brain controlled aspects of a person’s emotions and character.|
|Couple Dining, by Eddie Arning(1898-1993)
Craypas on paper, 25″ x 19″(sight), 28″ x 34″ framed, American, 20th century.
|Institutionalized for many years, Arning began making drawings in 1964, and worked for nine years producing about 2500 works. His art, copied from magazine ads, displays a unique sense of composition and pattern, geometric shapes, bold color and spare, flat designs.
Arning’s work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of American Folk Art, Smithsonian Institution, Milwaukee Art Museum.