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  • Grant Wood Essay

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    Grant Wood            I recently took a trip to the Jocelyn Art Museum. There they had many great painting in the permanent art collection. One that caught my eye, which I had seen many times before, but never knew any thing about, was a painting called Stone City, Iowa , which was created by Grant Wood in 1930. This painting is oil on wood panel and is 30 ¼ X 40 inches. Grant Wood is a famous philosopher who was born in February in the year 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. Wood was born to Quaker parents

  • The Great Depression Brought Changes to Art in Many Ways

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    Sean Rayl American Art History The Great Depression brought changes to art in many ways. America finally had the war behind it. The country was booming and the majority had a carefree attitude. People were accustom to their lives and were not prepared for what was about to happen in 1929. The new decade would be a time of great change for everyone – art included. The 1920’s would bring a rollercoaster of events to America. Times had changed, the war was over and new technologies were starting

  • Thomas Hart Benton Slide 7 America Today Analysis

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    The painting in slide 7 is America Today, by Thomas Hart Benton. This painting was created in 1931 and it contains many characteristics of the 1930s. For example, there are flappers dancing on stage which is a characteristic of the 1920s and early 1930s. The style of this painting is regionalism because it contains multiple characteristics that pertain to the city -- most likely New York. I argue that this painting is based off of New York City because the subway is packed and the New York City subways

  • Museum of Fine Arts

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    of art representing various time periods. Of all the paintings that I saw last week, two landscaped pieces seemed to stick out in my mind; Andre Derain’s The Turning Road and Thomas Hart Benton’s Haystack. Though these two art works are similar in subject matter, they clearly reflect the different styles and time periods of their artists; the abstract Derain being a Fauvist and the more realistic painter Benton representing the American Scene style as a Regionalist. Andre Derain became an

  • Cooper and Cole: Comments on the Power of Nature in The Last of the Mohicans

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    Cooper and Cole: Comments on the Power of Nature in The Last of the Mohicans In the history of American literature, James Fenimore Cooper played a substantial role in the development of American fiction and the American character (McWilliams 20-21). During his own time, Cooper influenced public opinion on many important political issues, especially those relating to the Native Americans, and especially the Indian Removal controversy of the 1830s (McWilliams 84). Of all of his writings, however

  • Olana By Frederic Church: Painting Analysis

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    Throughout our tour it had been mentioned repeatedly that Olana is a masterful “three dimensional painting” by Frederic Church. Initially, this sounded like a cliché and unimaginative way to describe the grandeur of the house, until I understood how true the statement really was. In actuality, the description was not only directed towards the ornate home, but instead referred to the entirety of the historic site, which includes the 250 acres of surrounding land. What allowed me to understand the

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner : An African American Artist

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    is an African-American artist. His works often subvert racial stereotypes and display his experiences as an African-American. The Annunciation (1898) depicts a traditional biblical scene in a modern manner; the painting portrays the well-known scene of Gabriel appearing before Mary to deliver news that she is to be the mother of Christ, however instead of merely accepting this fate she seems to be reluctant. Tanner takes a common biblical subject matter and attempts to paint the scene in a historically

  • Washington Crossing The Delaware : A Symbol Of Freedom And Perseverance

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    Washington Crossing the Delaware: A Symbol of Freedom and Perseverance Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze is best known for his painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware (1850). This famous German-American artist captures a brave moment during the American Revolutionary War in his masterpiece. In addition to being one of the most famous American paintings, it is also a symbol for this country’s fight for freedom and patriotism (Groseclose 70). Based on different art historians’ approaches, Emanuel Leutze’s

  • Dancers in the Green Room

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    were window shopping. I would briskly walk past the exhibits that were dull and uninteresting to me such as the Early American and African American galleries. I momentarily pause in the Medieval section to admire the shiny amour and intricate designs on the swords. For this assignment, I told my self this time was going to be different. This time I would see more that just paintings and sculptures. I would look for form and technique. I would try to see the mood that the art was conveying.

  • Comparing Beale Street Blues And No Easy Rider By Palmer Hayden

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    The paintings that will be compared and contrasted are “Beale Street Blues” and “No Easy Rider” by Palmer Hayden. Palmer Hayden created both artworks on an oil canvas during the Harlem Renaissance period. “Beale Street Blues” as the title suggest is about Beale Street in Harlem, New York. “No Easy Rider” there is not a clear suggestion from the title. He is notorious for his depictions of everyday life or mundane activities of the African Americans. Beale Street Blues was created in 1943 and

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