Precisionism - a glorifying manner. American Precisionist...

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Precisionism: (1920 - 1945) Precisionism originated in the 1920’s and focused on painting scenes and objects, normally of industrial or  mechanical subjects. These subjects were typically abstracted by simplifying them to basic geometric  patterns and showing them in clear light. The Precisionist movement had roots in Italian Futurism, a  movement that also respected the beauty and power of machinery. The movement emerged after World  War I and was mainly popular in the United States. Artists working in this genre believed that the 20th  century was dependant on technology and the machine. Therefore, they chose to depict these subjects in 
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Unformatted text preview: a glorifying manner. American Precisionist artists also attempted to show pride in their country during a period of great economic and political struggle—the growing industry in the United States was a symbol of the country’s power and achievements. Precisionism lasted until after World War II. Artists: (biography & artworks) Crawford, Ralston - 1906 - 1978 Demuth, Charles - 1883 - 1935 Dickinson, Preston - 1891 - 1930 Sheeler, Charles - 1883 - 1965 Crawford, Ralston - 1906 - 1978 Demuth, Charles - 1883 - 1935 Dickinson, Preston - 1891 - 1930 Sheeler, Charles - 1883 - 1965...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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