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ITCHS has just  completed administering a study at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (http://www.mmam.org/) investigating Vitalist Humor sub-form interest and preference for paintings in the MMAM galleries. MMAM's Hudson River School gallery includes works by Frederick Church,  Asher Durand, and  features James Hope's Rainbow Falls, Martin Heade's Great Florida Sunset, and Emmanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware.  MMAM also offers an impressive presentation of pre- through post-Impressionist painters, including Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. It additionally features well-known American artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, James Wyatt, and Mary Cassatt, among a broad collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American works.

 

The study includes paintings by, among others, Thomas Cole, James Butterworth, Edward Potthast, Berthe Morrisot, and Jean-François Millet. Numerous high-confidence results provide clues for further study. 

 

Watch for a report coming soon to this site.

 

 

 

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