Unit - Unit #18 Abstract art and the return of realism in...

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Unit #18 Abstract art and the return of realism in the US and Mexico Late 19 th century American painting: Impressionism – very late NO post-impressionism Certainly NO symbolism (Americans wedded to facts) Winslow Homer, Nor’easter 1895, o/c [seascape, crashing waves] Thomas Eakins, Gross Clinic, 1875 [surgeon operating at Pennsylvania medical college] George Bellows, Stag and Sharkey’s, 1907 , o/c [boxing ring fighters] As in France (but later): big advances were encouraged by a photographer, Alfred Stieglitz and “291” (his gallery, 291 5 th avenue New York) Edward Steichen, Aflred Stieglitz, 1907 Marius de Zayas, caricature of Stieglitz for Camera Work, 1910 Another event planned by a few artists, apart from 291: The Armory Show New York, 1913 Trying to get America “up to speed” with European art and modern art Duchamp, Tu m’, 1918, o/c with collage and attached items Alfred Stieglitz and the artists of 291 Little galleries of the photo-secession at 291 5 th avenue, NY
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