Jessamine Kelley BMC '10
Jessamine Kelley BMC '10 observed some of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's symbolist paintings, like Edvard Munch's The Mermaid.
My final research project for Rachel Oberter's class, involving the Symbolist art movement in the late 1800s, benefitted greatly from my observance of some of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's symbolist paintings, like Edvard Munch's The Mermaid, Arnold Böcklin's Sappho and especially Léon Frédéric's The Four Seasons and The Source of Life. Seeing the paintings in person allowed me to get an idea of the physical impact of each painting, to analyze the color and composition, and to notice the small details I might not otherwise have been able to see. This stipend allowed me to go further in depth with my art analysis than I have ever been able to before. It has definitely helped me raise the bar for the quality and possibility of my work.
- Jessamine Kelley BMC '10