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Arlene Slavin's Murals Since 1978 and Paintings Since 1989: Where Talent and Perfection Intersect

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To view a selection of Arlene Slavin's public art, click here. To view a selection of her paintings from the 1980's, click here.

The following eight works by Arlene Slavin are comprised of four paintings and four murals. While you look at them, consider how different art is from life. In athletics (for example), ability never achieves perfection. In art, as amply illustrated by Ms. Slavin's works, talent obviously can approach perfection.

Alexander F. Milliken Gallery (1979)

Faded Air (2008)

Moose Mural, Yale University, Ezra Stiles College (1999)

Pediatric Waiting Room, Bellevue Hospital, NYC (1986)

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Sea World, Gallery of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (1981)

Sky4 (2005)

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring (an acrylic painting, 3 feet by 12 feet) (1990)

Tangled Beauty (2006)


All the images are courtesy of artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. See here, where it says: "artnet offers these catalogues free to the public as an educational resource. Simply click on an individual artist's image to begin, and check back often to browse new catalogues."

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