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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

viewing area.

Mark Harden