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

Daily Artwork — “Water, Charles Sheeler, 1945”

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

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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