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Watercolor

Watercolor

Paints that are mixed with water and used on paper or board. Watercolors are made of pigment and a type of gum or glue-like substance.

Weimar

A city in central Germany. The Bauhaus founded in Weimar in 1919.

Welding

A process that joins metal pieces by heating the surfaces to soften them and then pressing or hammering the pieces together.

Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt 1875-1942

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was a sculptor and an art collector. She founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931. More info

Wonder, Stevie b. 1950

American musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. More info

Woodcut

A type of print made by carving an image or design into the surface of a block of wood. The woodblock is then covered in ink and pressed onto paper.

World War I

1914-1918. Also known as the Great War, World War I was the first man-made disaster of the twentieth century. More info

World War II

1939-1945. A global war involving many of the world’s nations. The war was fought between the Allies and the Axis. The Allies included the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France. The Axis included Germany, Italy, and Japan. More info

Worm’s-eye view

The view of an object or scene from below, like a worm might see it.