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Artwork of the Day – 12/01/16 (American Progress, John Gast)

Daily Artwork — “American Progress, John Gast, 1873”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

One of the most important and known pieces of American art, this painting it also known as:  Westward the Course of Destiny, Westward ho!, or Manifest Destiny.  It is rich in American symbolism at a time when westward expansion was at its height and there was a renewing sense of optimism in the nation following the Civil War.

1873 — American Progress.  Oil on Canvas.  Symbolism style. John Gast (1842-1896). Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California, USA .
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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Daily Art


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Beyond the Boom: How Fireworks Work – Infographic

Beyond the Boom

In two days, Americans will celebrate our Independence Day, and in most communities we do that with parades, barbecues, and then after sundown fireworks! (At least that’s the agenda here!) Have you ever wondered just what makes the fireworks boom?  Today’s infographic gives you a look at how they work, how fast and far they can fly, and some of the largest and most expensive displays around the country. [VIA]

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Beyond the Boom – How Fireworks Work
Infographic by Ghergich & Co.

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Posted by on July 2, 2013 in Infographics


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