American Art History

Julia Lee
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A-Levels SOVA Mind Map on American Art History, created by Julia Lee on 10/05/2013.
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American Art History
1 Realism (1860 - 1880)
1.1 Impressionism (1880 - 1900)
1.1.1 Realism: Ashcan School (1900 - 1910)
1.1.1.1 Abstraction: Precisionism and Cubism (1910 - 1930)
1.1.1.1.1 Realism (1930 - 1940)

Annotations:

  • - Struggles of the working class - Injustice
1.1.1.1.1.1 Edward Hopper

Annotations:

  • - Exhibited at the Armory Show of 1913, then worked as a commercial illustrator and advertising artist. Then went back to painting - "I am interested primarily in the vast field of experience and sensation" - So much of every art is an expression of the subconscious, that it seems to me most of all the important qualities are put there unconsciously"
1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Automat (1927)

Annotations:

  • - Detachment - Bleak silence - Outlines not harsh/geometrical - Dominance of dark empty space - Lights receding indefinitely into void - Hat on: no need for niceties
1.1.1.1.1.1.2 Chop Suey (1929)

Annotations:

  • - Leading lines in triangular composition - Hats: not staying very long - Disinterest in one another, also seen in man staring at cigarette - Doll-like, lifeless - Light from outside suggests vibrance - Shadows in restaurant suggest true nature of the city - FIgures trapped in the shadows, isolated from the city
1.1.1.1.1.1.3 Night Windows (1928)

Annotations:

  • - Voyeurism - Vulnerability
1.1.1.1.1.1.4 Early Sunday Morning (1930)
1.1.1.1.1.1.5 Compartment C, Car (1938)
1.1.1.1.1.1.6 Nighthawks (1942)

Annotations:

  • - "Nighthawks seems to be the way I think of a night street. I didn't see it as particularly lonely. Unconsciously, probably, I was painting the loneliness of a large city"
1.1.1.1.1.1.7 Sun in an Empty Room (1963)
1.1.1.1.1.2 Grant Wood
1.1.1.1.1.2.1 American Gothic (1930)
1.1.1.1.1.3 Dorothea Lange
1.1.1.1.1.3.1 Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley (1935)
1.1.1.1.1.4 Hotel Room (1931)
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