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Defending the Dharma: Buddhist Guardian Paintings

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When the Korean government turned against Buddhism, Korean Buddhists found creative ways to continue their practice, often incorporating new imagery and deities.

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Highlights of the Collection: Marini, Horse and Rider

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2019 Wilson Summer Intern Chenlu (Cindy) Zhu ’19 analyzes the work of Marino Marini, who employs the motif of bodily distortion to express postwar trauma.

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The Artistic Meditations of Elizabeth Turk

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“The spirit of change, which is fundamental in any theme of impermanence, is acutely alive in all my work,” said Elizabeth Turk ’83.

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Highlights of the Collection: Everts

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These artists employ the recurring motif of bodily distortion to express postwar trauma.

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From Ceramics to Scrolls, SCC Enriches Art Collections

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The Scripps Collectors’ Circle met late last fall to choose a selection of new works for the College art collection.

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Highlights of the Collection: Oliveira

In this series, we look at three artists who employ the recurring motif of bodily distortion to express postwar trauma.

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Baltermants, Trial of a Bourgeois Landowner, Vietnam

Dmitri Baltermants, 1955, Trial of a Bourgeois Landowner, Vietnam, 1955, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in., Gift of Sally Strauss Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

In his photograph, “Trial of a Bourgeois Landowner, Vietnam,” Baltermants captures the aura of a temporary court in Communist Vietnam.

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Highlights of the Collection: Pink Kimono

Pink Kimono, 1950-1960
Japan Anonymous
Silk
51 in. x 48 in.
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Created in the mid-twentieth century, this floral, silken kimono was likely intended as a dressing gown for women in the West.

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Bird Vase by Peter Voulkos

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Peter Voulkos Bird Vase, 1958 Stoneware, glazed 9 x 15 x 15 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Scripps College, Claremont, CA Peter Voulkos is regarded as one of the most important ceramists of the 20th century. His career reshaped the role of ceramics, pushing it into the arena of fine arts. After […]

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Claes Oldenburg, 1965 by Ken Heyman

Oldenburg appears deceptively serious as he faces the viewer and deadpans into the camera.

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