America After the Fall

America After the Fall

Painting in the 1930s

Book - 2016
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"Through 50 masterpieces of American painting, this catalogue chronicles the turbulent economic, political, and aesthetic climate of the 1930s. This decade was a supremely creative period in the United States, as the nation's artists, novelists, and critics struggled through the Great Depression in search of "Americanness." Seeking to define modern American art, many painters challenged and reworked the meanings and forms of modernism, reaching no simple consensus. This period was also marked by an astounding diversity of work as artists sought styles-ranging from abstraction to Regionalism to Surrealism-that allowed them to engage with issues such as populism, labor, social protest, and urban and rural iconography including machines, factories, and farms. Seminal works by Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O'Keeffe, Aaron Douglas, Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, and others show such attempts to capture the American character. These groundbreaking paintings, highlighting the relationship between art and national experience, demonstrate how creativity, experimentation, and revolutionary vision flourished during a time of great uncertainty"--
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The Art Institute of Chicago, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780865592827
0865592829
9780300214857
0300214855
Branch Call Number: 759.13 Am3511 2016
Characteristics: 201 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm

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