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Gardenia

American Art

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Gardenia

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Joseph Stella
American, born Italy, 1877–1946

Date

1919

Medium

Color pencil and graphite on paper

Accession #

2010.214

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

The vivid pencil drawing Gardenia is suggestive not only of Joseph Stella’s mastery of the color pencil medium, but also of the diversity of his subject matter and representational style. Stella turned to floral subjects around 1919 after spending time in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Flowers remained a central theme for the artist, both as elements in larger compositions and as the central focus of a single work, such as this one.

Credit

Gift of Highland Vineyard Foundation in memory of Harriet and Elliott Goldstein