11 June 2011

National Theater, detail

National Theater, detail
Oil on linen/panel, 2011, 5x5"
Today's oil painting is an urban landscape detail of a minaret on the Albert Kahn designed National Theater  in downtown Detroit. It opened in 1910 as an 800 seat vaudeville house in Detroit's first theater district.
The two minarets topped by gilded domes frame the white terra cotta facade with a large arch in the center. National Theater’s terra cotta tiles were created by the Pewabic Pottery factory.
The National showed movies and functioned as a burlesque house till the name was changed to the Palace Theater in the 1960’s. The theater was closed in 1975. To learn more about the National Theater click here.
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oxeye said...

Stephen: I would have never believed anyone could paint something this nice at 5x5. amazing!

David Teter said...

Love these colors, primary's. Especially love the light and soft shadow.