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Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> Lower Level (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; Lower Level; Hallway across from Room 020 near lockers 039-056

Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Coffee Pot

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.77.32
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Credit:
Gift of the Karen McDonnell Estate
Medium:
Watercolor on Board
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 20 in
Description:
A coffee pot surrounded by brown mugs and plates is set upon an intricately decorated table.
Historical Context:
In the early 1980’s, Michigan-based artist Mike McDonnell became enamored with still life arrangements of common household objects. He began by drawing each object individually, then patiently applied multiple glazes of watercolor paint to achieve rich color and the illusion of realism. This artwork illustrates how McDonnell strove to idealize common objects in balanced and unique groupings.