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American art at mid-century

E. A. Carmean

American art at mid-century

the subjects of the artist

by E. A. Carmean

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Published by National Gallery of Art in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Serial art -- United States -- Exhibitions.,
  • Abstract expressionism -- United States -- Exhibitions.,
  • Art, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementE. A. Carmean and Eliza E. Rathbone, with Thomas B. Hess.
    ContributionsRathbone, Eliza E., 1948-, Hess, Thomas B.,, National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN6512.5.S43 C37, N6512.5S43 C37
    The Physical Object
    Pagination268 p. :
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19240157M

    This book has given me a good opportunity to American art at mid-century book about craft modernism and become familiarized with other artists and designers during this era. Time magazine summed up the state's reputation cruelly in "The state of Texas has never been closely associated with the production of good, or even mediocre, paintings. Modern painters increasingly attended to the qualities of paint itself and to the flat surface of the canvas. The core of energy covered in chapter eight is Charles Truett Williams's sculpture studio in Fort Worth, a site to which artists traveled from Dallas and Houston. How was one to present modern art to a public accustomed to pictures that resembled the "surface appearance of nature"? Daderot A highly successful sculptor, Whitney rose to distinction for her portrayals of figures dedicated to or personifying social justice, particularly in the name of the abolitionist and suffragist movements.

    How does one construct the history of a particular area in a way that emphasizes its connections to national and international modernity while preserving its distinctive local characteristics? The state's geographic insularity carried both a positive and a negative charge. For example, an extremely realistic painting of a wooden house is nonetheless an abstracted representation of the real house. Inup against better-known male sculptors, Ream again won a major commission from the U. Any literal depiction of the land constitutes an approximation, just one mode of re-creating the feeling of vastness. At least, that is, if one construes heroism as equivalent to robust masculinity.

    Texas is home to hundreds of prehistoric and historic petroglyphs and pictographs, most notably in the Pecos River area near the Rio Grande. I took my time selecting colors and carefully filling in each shape during my first art therapy session and the whole, leisurely process took me about an hour and 40 minutes to complete. Pirco Wolframm Photographs by Brent C. Any line in a picture that represents something in the visible world is abstracted from, or a reduced form of, the original object.


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The Photo-Secession was dedicated American art at mid-century book raising the status of photography as a fine art by promoting its expressive and pictorial aspects.

Certain freedoms and ideas that were already widespread in many parts of the world at the time had begun to spread into the artistic communities United States during the s. Landscape and Space For centuries, Texas has been shaped by the geologic characteristics American art at mid-century book its land as well as by the rugged determination of those who choose to inhabit it.

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At the same time, their work and inspiration often conveys a quality of Texan-ness that subtly undergirds much of their production.

Army soldier and artist, Seth Eastman, who ended the marriage after her birth. The best Texas art in the middle decades of American art at mid-century book twentieth century was at once conspecific with and blissfully separated from the northeastern strain, and its unique qualities relate to this duality of ideological and geographic positioning.

Mayer intended to witness the intense treaty negotiations between U. Whitney was primarily self-taught and studied human anatomy with a doctor. In the twentieth century, the style was often denigrated by those who asserted that abstract artists have no talent.

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It is a pervading sense of place, a fundamental Texan-ness most directly evidenced in a strong tradition of narrative and landscape art, but that also emerges through a more subtle appropriation of the same language in which so much of Texas's history has been written: the language of myth.

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By embracing modern art in Texas in the late s, Preusser was a chronological outlier, ahead of many of his contemporaries.

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