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Colonial and Revolutionary Art Making A New Nation, Part I. American Studies William Fremd High School. Questions for the Art Quiz. 1. Explain why art was mostly absent for the first few decades of the American Colonies?.

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Colonial and revolutionary art making a new nation part i

Colonial and Revolutionary ArtMaking A New Nation, Part I

American Studies

William Fremd High School


Questions for the art quiz

Questions for the Art Quiz

1. Explain why art was mostly absent for the first few decades of the American Colonies?

2. What was the MOST COMMON colonial art depiction of black(african) and white(european)-racial relations? Why?

3. How were gender (men and women/boys and girls) roles MOST often portrayed in colonial art?


Earliest art in colonial life

Earliest Art in Colonial Life

  • Art should be considered an artifact of history, not as a document.

  • Art was notably absent for the first 50-60 years of colonial life. Why?

Thomas Smith: Self-Portrait, 1680


Limners

Limners

  • Someone who draws for a specific, private audience

  • Primary occupation was home decorating (furniture, etc.); portraiture was a sideline

  • Frequently anonymous (unsigned)

Anonymous: The Mason Children, 1670 (attributed to the Freake painter)


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Anonymous: Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary, ca. 1670


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Anonymous: Anne Pollard


Colonial and revolutionary art making a new nation part i

Joshua Johnson: Portrait of Sea Captain John Murphy

Joshua Johnson was the first distinguished African-American painter.


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Ralph Earl: Roger Sherman


Colonial and revolutionary art making a new nation part i

Ralph Earl: Portrait of A Man with A Gun


Colonial and revolutionary art making a new nation part i

Robert Feke: Sir Isaac Royall and Family


Colonial and revolutionary art making a new nation part i

John Hesselius: Charles Calvert and Colored Slave, 1761


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Justus Engelhardt Kuhn: Henry Darnall III as A Child


18 th century painting

18th Century Painting

  • Drastic improvements in technique: depth, perception

  • Artists were more well trained.

John Singleton Copley: Paul Revere


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John Singleton Copley: The Gore Children


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John Singleton Copley: Mr. and Mrs. Mifflin


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John Singleton Copley: Mrs. Seymour Fort


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John Singleton Copley: Boy and Squirrel


Colonial and revolutionary art making a new nation part i

How is this style

different from

the others we

have seen so far?

John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark


Colonial and revolutionary art making a new nation part i

John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark


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