Blue Monday

  • August Casciano, Blue Monday, 1937, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from General Services Administration, 1971.447.17

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The wood and brick houses in Blue Monday look as if they could have been any of the houses in August Casciano's hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. The day's wash hangs on clotheslines outside both houses and the basement door of the house on the right is slightly ajar. Despite this evidence of human life, the houses look as though they could be deserted, creating a ghostly feeling that permeates the painting.

Title
Blue Monday
Artist
Date
1937
On View
Dimensions
28 x 30 1/8 in. (71.2 x 76.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from General Services Administration

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – Rhode Island
Object Number
1971.447.17
Palette
Linked Open Data
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