Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
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This audio guide features commentary about selected works in the exhibition Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, especially for kids.
514Stuart Davis, Owh! In San Pao, 1951
500 Introduction to Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
502 Stuart Davis, Odol, 1924
505 Stuart Davis, Egg Beater No. 4, 1928
507 Stuart Davis, House and Street, 1931
509 Stuart Davis, Swing Landscape, 1938
511 Stuart Davis, The Mellow Pad, 1945-51
514 Stuart Davis, Owh! In San Pao, 1951
517 Stuart Davis, Première, 1957
Narrator: Davis called this painting Owh! In San Pao. The name doesn’t mean anything very specific—Davis said he just made it up. But like the painting itself, the rhyme is fun and playful—Owh! In San Pao!
Take a look at the painting next to it. Davis painted it more than twenty years earlier, and called it Percolator. A percolator is a kind of old-fashioned coffee pot. This work is pretty abstract too, but maybe you can find shapes that could hold or pour coffee.
Now take a moment to compare the two paintings. Notice anything? They’re different versions of the same subject. As Davis got older, he really liked to recycle—returning to earlier works that he liked, and seeing what new ideas he could find in them. Often, the later versions would be really abstract. But Davis liked all of his paintings to have some roots in the real world—he felt it made them more meaningful.