This post comes from the desk of Sonya Jones, Curator of the Thomas Bouckley Collection.
While studying and reviewing the photographs in the Thomas Bouckley Collection, I’m always looking for new ways to re-contextualize and interpret the Collection. What’s refreshing is that no matter how well I think I know the collection, I’m always pleasantly surprised to discover something new, or see something in a different light. For example, in a blog posted in 2012, (click here to view) I put on art historical lenses and selected a number of images from the collection that reminded me of famous artworks.
Since then, I’ve discovered more images that have similarities to artworks, whether through subject, composition, or both. Just for fun, here are a few more examples:
Jean Antoine Watteau Mezzetin, c. 1718
Jimmy Jacques With A Williams Banjo, 1910
Hans Holbein The Ambassadors, 1533
William and Wilkie White, 1890
L.S. Lowry The Fever Van, 1935
Traffic Signals at the Four Corners, 1920
Edward Hopper Office at Night, 1940
Tax Office, City Hall, 1957
Isabel McLaughlin Untitled, undated
Sand Filter Plant, Oshawa Harbour, 1919
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