Double Visions

What to Do

The idea behind Double Visions is that sometimes seeing two artworks side-by-side helps us notice things we might miss if we only looked at one painting. We've matched up pairs of artworks that we think create sparks when you look at them together. Some of the works are very similar and some are very different. Look at the sets with an eye toward comparing and contrasting.

If you like you can read a more complete description of the ideas behind this activity.

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Let's Get Started!

  1. Look through the sets below and pick one or more to look at more closely.

  2. Click on the heading, the pictures, or the picture titles to go to the page for that Double Vision number.

Double Vision #1
The Bright Side

Winslow Homer
Wake Up, America! Civilization Calls Every Man, Woman and Child - World War I Poster (1917)

James Montgomery Flagg

Double Vision #2
The Last Moments of John Brown

Thomas Hovenden
The Trial of John Brown

Horace Pippin

Double Vision #3
Summer Camp, Blue Mountain
The Summer Camp, Blue Mountain

Marsden Hartley
Diebenkorn  Large Bright Blue
Large Bright Blue

Richard Diebenkorn

Double Vision #4
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Thomas Moran
Cripple Creek - lawson
Cripple Creek, Colorado

Ernest Lawson

Double Vision #5
A River Landscape
A River Landscape

Asher Brown Durand
View near the Village of Catskill
View near the Village of Catskill

Thomas Cole

Double Vision #6
The Great Statue of Amida Buddha at Kamakura
The Great Statue of
Amida Buddha at Kamakura

John La Farge
Great Buddha
of Kamakura

Kawase Hasui

Double Vision #7
Benny's Scarecrow
Benny's Scarecrow
(Jim Loper's Coat)

Andrew Wyeth
Coat VI
Coat VI

Yasuhiro Esaki

Double Vision #8
Country Wedding
Country Wedding

Doris (Emrick) Lee
Sunday Meeting
Sunday Meeting

Andrew Wyeth

Double Vision #9
Caroline de Bassano
Caroline de Bassano

John Singer Sargent
La coiffure - Degas
La coiffure (Woman Dressing)

Edgar Degas

First Posted December 1995.
Last revised February, 2014
By Tom March, tom at ozline dot com