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Encyclopedia > Abbott Handerson Thayer
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Abbott Handerson Thayer (August 12, 18491921), American artist, was born at Boston, Massachusetts. He was a pupil of Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and became a member of the Society of American Artists (1879), of the National Academy of Design (1901), and of the Royal Academy of San Luca, Rome. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2056x2633, 1414 KB) Description: from Smithsonian A Virgin (1892-1893) Abbott Handerson Thayer, (American, 1849-1921) Oil on canvas H: 229. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2056x2633, 1414 KB) Description: from Smithsonian A Virgin (1892-1893) Abbott Handerson Thayer, (American, 1849-1921) Oil on canvas H: 229. ... The Winged Victory of Samothrace The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called Nike of Samothrace, is a marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory), discovered in 1863 on the island of Samothrace (Greek: Σαμοθρακη, Samothraki) by the French consul and amateur archaeologist Charles Champoiseau. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ... Jean-Léon Gérôme (May 11, 1824 - 1904) was a French painter and sculptor who produced many works in a historical, Orientalist style. ... École des Beaux Arts refers to several art schools in France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world Paris is Frances capital and largest city, straddling the river Seine in the northern centre of its country. ... The Society of American Artists was formed in 1877 by artists who felt the National Academy of Design did not adequately meet their needs, and was too conservative. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The National Academy of Design, in New York City, now called simply The National Academy, is an honorary association of American artists, with a museum and a school of fine arts. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ...


As a painter of portraits, landscapes, animals and the ideal figure, he won high rank among American artists. Among his best-known pictures are Virgin Enthroned, Caritas, In Memoriam, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Portrait of a Young Woman; and he did some decorative work for the Walker Art Building, Bowdoin College, Maine. Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer. ... Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ...


Thayer is also well known as a naturalist. He developed a theory of "protective coloration" in animals, which has attracted considerable attention among naturalists. According to this theory, "animals are painted by nature darkest on those parts which tend to be most lighted by the sky's light, and vice versa"; and the earth-brown of the upper parts, bathed in sky-light, equals the skylight color of the belly, bathed in earth-yellow and shadow. One of Thayer's most controversial theories purported that "large-scale protective coloration (or camouflage) had the unique capacity to bewilder and confuse the mind, especially when present in small spaces." For this theory, which he was never able to successfully prove, he drew some criticism among his peers. Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines. ...


He spent the early part of his career in New York City. Thayer declined an invitation to join the Ten American Painters and settled in Dublin, New Hampshire in 1901. He was part of the art colony near Mount Monadnock. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The Ten American Painters resigned from the Society of American Artists in late 1897/early 1898 to protest the large size and commercialism of that groups exhibitions. ... Dublin is a town located in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. ... An art colony is a place where artists live and work, interacting with one another, often creating a distinctive style. ... Mount Monadnock, or Grand Monadnock, is a 3,165 foot (965 m) peak in southwestern New Hampshire that has drawn attention for years by its relative isolation from other mountains. ...


See his article, The Law which underlies Protective Coloration, in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1897 (Washington, 1898); and Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom (New York, 1910), a summary of his discoveries, by his son, Gerald H. Thayer. 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


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Abbott Handerson Thayer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (375 words)
According to this theory, "animals are painted by nature darkest on those parts which tend to be most lighted by the sky's light, and vice versa"; and the earth-brown of the upper parts, bathed in sky-light, equals the skylight color of the belly, bathed in earth-yellow and shadow.
One of Thayer's most controversial theories purported that "large-scale protective coloration (or camouflage) had the unique capacity to bewilder and confuse the mind, especially when present in small spaces." For this theory, which he was never able to successfully prove, he drew some criticism amoung his peers.
Thayer declined an invitation to join the Ten American Painters and settled in Dublin, New Hampshire in 1901.
Abbott Thayer (2841 words)
Thayer's work emerged from the American Renaissance, that late Nineteenth Century backlash against a modern world shaped by science and technology, which found inspiration in the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance and classical Greece and Rome.
Thayer made no attempt to explain his enigmatic figures, saying only that their wings were meant to create "an exalted atmosphere" that lifted them out of the commonplace.
Thayer's early landscapes, such as "Spring Hillside" (circa 1889) were bright, sunlit, apparently spontaneous images, in contrast to the darker brooding views of his later canvases.
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