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Art of the Day – 02/08/17 (The Shoemaker, Jacob Lawrence)

Daily Artwork — “The Shoemaker, Jacob Lawrence, 1945”

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1945 — The Shoemaker.  Watercolor and gouache on canvas. Social Realism style. Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000).  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA.
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Art of the Day – 02/01/17 (Bombardment, Philip Guston)

Daily Artwork — “Bombardment, Philip Guston, 1937”

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From the museum label:

“Philip Guston painted Bombardment after reading newspaper reports of atrocities carried out during the Spanish Civil War, which began on July 17, 1936, when General Francisco Franco led a military coup against the democratically elected Republican government. The emotionally charged scene, which reflects the artist’s recent exposure to the activist art of the Mexican mural movement, depicts the aerial bombardment of a civilian population by Franco’s warplanes. However, the traditional tondo (circle) format, typically identified with Italian Renaissance painting, suggests that Guston intended to create a universal icon decrying human hatred and destruction rather than a specific commentary on the war in Spain.”

1937 — Bombardment.  Oil paint on Masonite. Social Realism style. Philip Guston (1913-1980).  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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Art of the Day – 2/6/14 (Chop Suey, Edward Hopper)

Daily Artwork — “Chop Suey, Edward Hopper, 1929”

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1929 — Chop Suey. Oil on Canvas. Social Realism style. Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967). Private collection.

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Art of the Day – 1/14/14 (The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell)

Daily Artwork — “The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell, 1964”

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1964 — The Problem We All Live With. Oil on Canvas. Social Realism style. Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978). Private collection.

“An iconic image of the civil rights movement in the United States, it depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way in to an all-white public school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 during the process of racial desegregation. Because of threats and violence against her, she is escorted by four U.S. Deputy Marshals; the painting is framed such that the marshals’ heads are cropped at the shoulders.On the wall behind her is written the racial slur “nigger” and the letters “KKK”; a smashed tomato thrown at Bridges is also visible. The white crowd is not visible, as the viewer is looking at the scene from their point of view. The painting was originally published as a centerfold in the January 14, 1964 issue of Look.” (Wikipaintings)
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Art of the Day – 8/7/13 (Summer Evening, Edward Hopper)

Daily Artwork — “Summer Evening, Edward Hopper, 1947”

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1947 — Summer Evening. Oil on Canvas. Social Realism style. Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967). Private Collection.

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Art of the Day – 8/1/13 (La Era (The Threshing Floor), Diego Rivera)

Daily Artwork — “La Era (The Threshing Floor), Diego Rivera, 1904”

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1904 — La Era (The Threshing Floor). Oil on Canvas. Social Realism style. Diego Rivera (1886 – 1957). Museo Casa Diego Rivera (INBA), Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Art of the Day – 6/6/13 (Nighthawks, Edward Hopper, 1942)

Daily Artwork — “Nighthawks, 1942”

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1942 — Nighthawks. Oil on Canvas. Social Realism style. Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Nighthawks is a 1942 painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people sitting in a downtown diner late at night. It is Hopper’s most famous work and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. Within months of its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago for $3,000, and has remained there ever since.” (EdwardHopper.net)
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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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