View, select, and save works of art from the Whitney’s Collection for teachers, including specialized content created just for educators.
The exhibition American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe includes works that depict the human figure in recognizable but not realistic ways. Some artists use simple shapes or flat areas of color, while others employ collage, wire, or comic book techniques. Make a collection of Whitney artworks that feature these types of human forms.
The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 3,000 artists—contains some of the most significant and exciting work created by artists in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.