May 6, 2017

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

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Dorothy Weir Young (1890-1947), Paris, 1901, watercolor, 6 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate.

 

On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower first opened during the World’s Fair. The Eiffel Tower was constructed to be the entrance to the 1899 World’s Fair in Paris. At 1,063 feet tall, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building was built forty years later. Today, it is the most-visited monument in the world.

Today’s artwork by Dorothy Weir Young captures a scene in a Parisian park, similar to the park near the Eiffel Tower.

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