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Charles Demuth

My Egypt

1927

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What type of building could this be? How can you tell?

What could it be used for?

Where might you find buildings like this? 

How is this building similar to or different from other buildings you have seen? 

Look at the shapes that the artist has used in this painting. What could they represent? 

Why do you think the artist named this painting My Egypt?

Charles Demuth, My Egypt, 1927  31.172
Charles Demuth, My Egypt, 1927. Oil on fiberboard, 35 3/4 × 30 in. (90.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney  31.172 For Teachers