Sketch of the Week: Fair Park X-Ray

I've featured Fair Park on this blog before, but seriously, if you get a chance to visit it you should. The architecture is replete with murals that exemplify the optimism that defined science during the first half of the 20th century, and it's fascinating to see the artists who worked on these pieces attempt to synthesize classical Greek aesthetics with contemporary technological developments. Some of the murals are stranger than others: there's one scene of a Greek goddess-type looking at a scroll with a Model-T drawing on it, for instance, but this scene of a doctor examining an X-ray has always been a favorite of mine. The angular shadows, the clear-cut forms, it's all a fantastic slice of W.P.A. art, and reminds me why it's such a gem within the Dallas art scene.