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Running head: SHIFTING VIEWS 1 Shifting Views Dawn Greene arts/125 7/18/2017 MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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SHIFTING VIEWS 2 Shifting Views The art in America has changed drastically between 1880 and 1920 – this change was due to the growth of American society. With industrial growth the artist took to showing this growth in their works of art. With the growth of industry and jobs people found it easier to buy these pieces of art so they were more likely to buy them as well as pay for specific artists and pieces of art made to their specifications. In the world of art, the introduction of French Impressionism to American artists in 1886 changed the way artists captured the world on canvas. Artists were changing how they captured the world on canvas instead of illusion, the American artists sought to create impressions of life. They did this by changing what colors and brushes they used, as well as the brush strokes. Art as well as the artists were growing and changing. In the beginning of the twentieth century, a group of painters in New York City set the foundation for depicting the sheer variety and scale of life in the changing, surging metropolis. At first they did not like the name they considered a term of derision but, it ultimately became their banner of pride. The painters of the Ashcan School wanted to
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