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"Music- pink and blue #2"
exhibits at 291 to display art (Alred Steiflat ?) and they married some time after they meet.
visual harmony echos musical harmony.
She abandons this style and takes up persisionism.
Based on cubism- but it celebrates the industrialized quality of Amerircan life (beyond geometric and form focus)
not completely decrunstructed
no coherent group associated with this group
city and the machine important asset of modern life. very simplified and clean just like machines.
spacial discontinutities but with american themes.
American Art before WWII
- a new spirit in art in
- the 1920's
- never organized with a
- common platform “cubo-realists” also called
- art that is basically
- descriptive but guided by geometric simplification stemming from
- Demuth's “The figure
- 5 in gold”
– The Figure 5 in Gold
- Charles DeMuth: Precisionism
- Portrait of American artists
- posters related to dadaist
- symbolic portraits
- William Caslos Williams based on
- a poem about a red fire engine with golden number 5
- Was interested in advertising
- signs as abstract beauty of their own
A Janitor Who Paints
- HARLEM REN-
- promote all the things they have accomplished in America 1920's
"The New Negro" perpetuated by black people themselves. Promoting own positive self image. To cultivate pride and ratial tolerance.
in home at work creating art like the baroque artists did (Dutch art style)
more than a janitor but he was always refered to as a janitor
Early Sunday Morning Office at Night
strange reference to the city- deserted street on a sunday morning- it is early based on light.
muted stillness- not a norm urban busy setting
sentiment and feeling of the time. Strong woman who is taking care of her children
after published the camp sees an influx of donations.
- Self-Portrait on the Border bet. Mexico
- & the U.S. The Broken Colum
Frida bio- artist born to a mex mother and german father- identity
married deigo rivera as a young woman
anyone can relate to her imagery
surrealist- biographical content but she never joins the surrealist movement
victim of tragic accident- train trolly hit by a truck- multiple injuries including infertility, bedridden for a long time- she paints to pass time. She uses self portrait often because she used her self as a model to practice
6 by 4 feet large woman looming before the viewer-
Male and Female
earlier work- not from his drip painting time- this was the first he intentionally uses this technique
major influence reference to union psycho analysis- frued ideals of the unconscious that spans between all of us
mathmatical calculations is what her body is made of
both sides of his personality- bionary oppositions - need both to be a whole individual- this images is therapy to that
Number 1 or "Lavendar Mist"
drip painting process- not automatic but as an intimate and ritualistic translike performance like a dance
Major exhibition that inroduces american art to avante garde
Feb 17-March 15 1913 MAJOR SHOW 1600 artworks from American and Europe artists MANY well known names
hostile reception when it opened
art changed after this show and percisionism was the new american movement the reponds to cubist aesthetics.
- Between stock market crash 1929 and the depression
- fueled by nationalism and social consciousness
avante garde styles and the cities of new york have moved away from traditional art
- works progress administration
large scale projects that will give people jobs (hoove dam)
artist were also unemployed so the government commissions murals and art for public display to lift them out of the depression
Benton was one of these artists
turn to realist style that is fused with their own native traditions.
Mexico is an important country in the 20th century
1910-1920 mexican ren
conservative modes of expression by regionlists
1st american movments that supports avante garde
builds from the ground up- but but references euoripian art movements
major because it is aided by the move from new york rather than paris being the city of the art movement
- CHROMATIC ABSTRACTION- color
- GESTURAL -
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