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Oscar Bluemner

A Situation in Yellow

1933

Look Closer

What are some words you would use to describe this image?

Where do you think this place is? What makes you think that?

What do you recognize in this painting? 

What is the environment like in this place? 

How do the colors that the artist chose affect the way you look at this place? 

Would you have chosen the same or different colors? Why?

Oscar Bluemner, A Situation in Yellow, 1933  67.66
Oscar Bluemner, A Situation in Yellow, 1933. Oil on canvas, 36 × 50 1/2 in. (91.4 × 128.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Nancy and Harry L. Koenigsberg  67.66 For Teachers