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Art of the Day – 4/30/14 (Subway, Lily Furedi)

Daily Artwork — “Subway, Lily Furedi, 1934”

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1934 — Subway. Oil on Canvas. Lily Fruedi (1896 – 1969). Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC.

In this painting Lily Furedi boldly did something that few dare to do: she looked at people on the subway. She took the viewpoint of a seated rider gazing down the car at her fellow passengers. The Hungarian-born artist knew of the subway riders’ customary avoidance of staring at one’s fellow riders; most people in her painting keep to themselves by hiding behind a magazine or newspaper, or by sleeping. Those who violate the unwritten rule do so furtively. A woman takes a quiet sidelong glance at the newspaper read by the man next to her, while a man steals a peek at a young woman applying lipstick. Only two women in the foreground, who obviously know each other, dare to look directly at each other as they talk companionably.” (Smithsonian)

This painting was part of the New Deal’s Federal Art Program.

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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 9/12/13 (Water, Charles Sheeler)

Daily Artwork — “Water, Charles Sheeler, 1945”

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1945 — Water. Oil on Canvas. Percisionism style. Charles Sheeler (1883 – 1965). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.

Water depicts one of the power generators built by the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s, when hydroelectric power was being distributed throughout the Tennessee River region of the United States…His interpretation of American industry was somewhat idealized: workers are never shown, and the machinery is pristine and gleaming, free of any dirt or smoke. (MMoA)

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 8/7/13 (Calling for Milk, 1930s)

Daily Photo — “Calling for Milk, 1930s”

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Aitkin County, Minnesota. Photo by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration.

Mrs. Howard with can of milk that truck driver is calling for.

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Posted by on August 7, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 7/29/13 (In the Sticks, 1935)

Daily Photo — “In the Sticks, 1935”

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Sept. 1935. “Daughter of farmer who will be resettled. Wolf Creek Farms, Ga.” Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

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Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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