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Dorr Bothwell


Magic Puppet

Gouache on paper
36.25 x 29.5 x 1.125 in.
Gift of the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation

A painter by training, Bothwell’s preferred media were acrylic and oil, but her work in printmaking, ceramics, and collage became just as well-known. Bothwell was known among her colleagues for constantly experimenting with the new styles, themes, and media that she was exposed to during her travels through Europe, Asia, Africa, and Polynesia.

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  • abstract - Genre of visual arts in which figurative subjects or other forms are simplified or changed in their representation so that they do not portray a recognizable person, object, thing, etc.; may reference an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object. For the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances, prefer "abstraction." For 20th-century art styles that were a reaction against the traditional European conception of art as the imitation of nature, use "Abstract (fine arts style)."
  • biomorphic
  • black
  • crescents - Motifs consisting of a curved segment of a circle, often suggesting a crescent moon.
  • eyes
  • figure
  • geometric abstraction
  • geometric figures - Definite geometric forms or shapes.
  • orange
  • puppets - Representations of figures made of wood, cloth, papier-mâché, ceramic, paper, or another material, designed to be animated by human effort, including the use of strings, wires, sticks, or directly by the hand, usually before an audience.
  • red
  • silver

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