2-04 notes - Hist. Am. Art Notes 2/4/08 Neoclassical art:...

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Hist. Am. Art Notes 2/4/08 Neoclassical art: logical, narratives, figures aligned with picture plane. Images : Benjamin West, Death of Socrates, 1756 Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus, 1768 Elements of theatricality, what was formerly thought to be predominantly Baroque, are observable in West’s art. Image : West, Death of General Wolfe, 1770 West was born in Pennsylvania, but lived in Great Britain. This begs the question, how is “American Art” classified? Copley Born in Boston, stepfather was engraver, painter, dance instructor. Image : John Singleton Copley, Mrs. Joseph Mann, 1763 For some, Copley is the consummate painter of colonial tradition of realism. His paintings included elements that many consider uniquely American. This entails elements of: independence—wasn’t copying cosmopolitan models. 2-dimensionality—not 3-dimensional like the painterly aesthetic. Colonial realism with cosmopolitan influences.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ARH 319 taught by Professor Moore during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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