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Art in the 1930’s. Introductio n. What is the purpose of art? Why create art? Entertainment, Expression, Escape Promoted by federal funding with programs such as the Public Works of Art Project and the Federal Art Project. Emergence of American Regionalist. Grant Wood.

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introductio n
Introduction

What is the purpose of art? Why create art?

Entertainment, Expression, Escape

Promoted by federal funding with programs such as the Public Works of Art Project and the Federal Art Project.

Emergence of American Regionalist

grant wood
Grant Wood

raised in a religious house

he describes life from his perspective; life is tough to live in the Midwest

impressionism and post impressionism.

a great supporter of regionalism in the arts,

edward hopper
 Edward Hopper

realist painter as well as a printmaker

paintings contained personal vision of modern American life.

 “The Nighthawks”, which was mainly known for its details, and contained different shapes to give a unique look

georgia o keeffe
Georgia O’Keeffe

Beautiful landscapes of American rather than the chaotic of picture that were being created.

 capture the essence of the natural beauty of northern New Mexico desert, its vast skies, richly colored landscape configurations and unusual architectural forms

thomas hart benton
Thomas Hart Benton

the best known muralist associated with the American Scene Painting movement

stylized portrayal of pre-industrial agrarian life and his later emphasis on the plight of the working class in the post-Depression

closely associated with Regionalism

captured the character of the collision between agrarian life and industrialization in 1930s America.

john steuart curry
John SteuartCurry

begun to continue painting in the “regionalist” style, depicting and glorifying images of the United States Midwest

depicted representations of families surviving natural disaster in his man versus nature images.

jackson pollock
Jackson Pollock

During the 1930s he worked in the manner of the Regionalists, being influenced also by the Mexican muralist painters and by certain aspects of Surrealism

By the mid 1940s he was painting in a completely abstract manner,

Well known for his unique style of drip painting.