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American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 17651915
: American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 17651915
(): Bruce Robertson, Carrie Rebora Barratt, H. Barbara Weinberg, Margaret C. Conrads
: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-58839-336-1
: 242
: English
: PDF HQ
: 211 MB

Accompanying a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 17651915 presents nearly two hundred extraordinary pictures that tell stories of ordinary people engaged in commonplace tasks and pleasures. The first overview of the subject in thirty-five years, this richly illustrated volume features masterpieces by John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, William Sidney Mount, George Caleb Bingham, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, John Sloan, and George Bellows, as well as notable examples by some of their key colleagues.
These artists captured the temperament of their respective eras, describing and defining in their best works the character of Americans as individuals, citizens, and members of ever-widening communities from the decade before the Revolution to the eve of World War I. The authorsall distinguished curators and scholarslook at how painters told stories through their selections of settings, players, and action, and various narrative devices. They also consider the artists' responses to foreign prototypes, travel and training, changing exhibition venues, and audience expectations. The persistence of certain themeschildhood, marriage, the family, and the community; the attainment and reinforcement of citizenship; attitudes toward race; the frontier as reality and myth; and the process and meaning of making artunderscores evolving styles and standards of storytelling.







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