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“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”
The light is the art. It made he entire room one colour. At first I was like 🤦♀️, and thought it was almost as bad as the white unpainted canvas that hung in previous room someone decided was art. But after a time I started to think it was actually really cool. No matter what colour we wore, it was all one tone. Clever use of light really. 💡
Pre photography, presidential candidates were literally presented “on stage” before pulled curtains, 🇺🇸flags, 🦅eagles and other patriotic symbols☀️. As time went by the ‘theatrical drama’ was toned down, but curtains—and tassels—continued well into the late 19th century.
Here is a collage of presidential tassels! Do you know which famous painting the first tassel with the colored 🌈 on the left comes from?
2nd slide: Nathaniel Currier’s color lithographic poster titled “The Nation's Choice for President and Vice President” showing Henry Clay & his running mate Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, in 1844. Clay was defeated by James K. Polk. #presidentsday#UShistory#behindthecurtain#tassels#portraits#presidents#QuestionAnswerLansdownePortraitofGeorgeWashington#thebigreveal @smithsoniannpg #nationalportraitgallery