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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts: Aimless Brooding, 1917; China marker and graphite on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts: Aimless Brooding, 1917; China marker and graphite on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Aimless Brooding resembles clothes hanging from a closet hook, as in The Salem Bedroom Studio (1917), or cavernous spaces between tree branches, such as those next to the Brooding Carlisle [House] (1918).

--Content by Nancy Weekly for the exhibition "A Dream World of Imagination: Charles E. Burchfield's Golden Year."

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts, 1917; Gray cardboard, brown paper tape and brass fasteners; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts, 1917; Gray cardboard, brown paper tape and brass fasteners; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006