Art history tends to be presented
chronologically. The life of an artist or
school is traced through their active years.
My intent is to display the cross-current:
an overview of what a variety of artists
were creating at a specific point in time.
I chose the year 1925 not only to illustrate
the rich diversity of styles being used in
Western art at the time, but to emphasize
the enduring vitality of these works.
Although painted over seventy years ago,
each canvas retains the capacity to jar the
sensitivity of the average viewer.
The main page is a Client-Side Image Map.
Simply click on a painting to bring up a
framed page with a larger reproduction
and accompanying text.
To return to the main page, either click
on the "1925" logo or on the "back" button
of your browser.
On the framed page, clicking on the painting
will zoom to a much larger image. The
images are 150-200k JPG files, and load
from the ftp archive, so be patient!
Zooming will bring up a second browser
to display the image; when you are
finished, simply close the second browser
to return to the previous page.
The toolbar frame offers direct access
to other sections of the
As for all pages of the Artchive,
the images are best seen in at
least 24-bit (16.7 million) colors.
Be sure to adjust your system if it is
set for only 8-bit (256) colors. And if you
bought your computer in the last year or
so, you should be able to KEEP it at
24-bit color without slowing down your
The display is optimized for a screen size
of 800 x 600 pixels or more.
Unfortunately, 640 x 480 just doesn't
offer sufficient real estate for the
images; the main page thumbnails
would be annoyingly small. I have
allowed for you to resize the frame
borders as necessary to adjust your