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The Cover
November 21, 2012

Snow and Water

JAMA. 2012;308(19):1954. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3329

The development of modern art at the beginning of the 20th century was a quest to portray things that go unseen: the energy of a city, perpetual movement, four dimensions rendered in a single image, or the spirituality of color. For inspiration, artists mined a variety of subjects from machines and skyscrapers, to portraits and myths. Yet distinguishing himself from many European modernists was Arthur Garfield Dove (1880-1946), who found his inspiration in the more nuanced forces of natural landscapes.