Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.
He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century.
was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement.
was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. In his art, Wyeth's favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine.
was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. In both his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.
carved out a significant place for women painters in an area of the American art community that had been exclusive to and is still dominated by men, but also she had become one of America’s most celebrated cultural icons She revolutionized the tradition of flower painting in the 1920s by making large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens
Averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, he was a leading proponent of the credo &quot;art for art's sake&quot;. His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol was apt, for it combined both aspects of his personality—his art was characterized by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative.
as an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations
was an American artist known for her oil on canvas portraits of friends, family, lovers, poets, artists and strangers. Her paintings are notable for their expressionistic use of line and color, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity.
as an American artist, considered the &quot;leading portrait painter of his generation&quot; for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings
MJ- hall of fame, 6 time nba champion, 5 time mvp, 10 time scoring champion BR- famous for home runs and batting average- holds 4 out of 5 most home runs in one season, made more than president, hall of fame MA- heavyweight title, olympic gold medal, only lost 5 of 61 fights- over 90% won WG- over 60 records (most goals, assists, points in a season), most MVP awards, hockey hall of fame JO- 4 gold olympic medals in 1936 when hitler was in power, specialized in sprint and long jump
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/8392312/ns/today-food/t/foods-make-america-great/ The clam of choice is usually the Eastern variety known as a quahog (CO-hog), with a shell thicker than three inches; its meaty insides help give chowder a briny kick. A proper chowder is deep and aromatic, with layered flavors atop a porky foundation. Pastrami is the very triumph of man over meat. It begins with a simple slab of brisket (or plate) hen a dry cure: salt, undoubtedly a good portion of cracked black pepper, maybe some sugar and spice — which sits on the meat as it is smoked with eternal patience. New York meat expert Mr. Cutlets notes the Carnegie cures their pastrami for two weeks. When finally ready, whole pastramis are steamed for several hours before serving
Crust, with molasses and crumbs. Smithfield ham “bears about as much resemblance to your pink, watery, run-of-the-mill brine-cured ham as a horse chestnut does to a chestnut horse.”
A few things remain constant: You want it dressed (lettuce and tomato), you want the bread same-day fresh and you want it served up with a minimum of fuss. According to Recio, the Mexican cowboys known as vaqueros often received throwaway scraps as part of their pay, including the cow’s diaphragm, which helps hold in the animal’s innards. In Spanish, faja means belt or sash; fajita would be “little belt.” The diaphragm, which we now call a skirt steak, is covered with a tough membrane that allowed the vaqueros to grill it outdoors directly on open mesquite coals — the prototypical fajita.
proper Chicago dog needs be dragged through the garden, as you might tell your vendor: You take a Vienna Beef sausage, nestle it in a poppy-seed bun, then add mustard, relish, chopped onion, tomato, pickled peppers, a dash of celery salt and perhaps a pickle spear or two. Hold the ketchup. Fresh from the plant, green chile can be deceptively hotter than red.
The tang of a proper San Francisco sourdough is unmistakable, as is the thick crust and irregularly holed interior. The oyster itself is a diminutive gem, from the size of a quarter to a half-dollar, subtle and slightly sweet when eaten raw, with an occasional metallic bite at the end. It’s a less filling, more delicate experience
American Art• Mary Cassatt• “Mother and Child”• Impressionism
American Art• Grant Wood• “American Gothic”• Regionalism
American Art• Andy Warhol• “Marilyn Monroe”• Pop Art
American Art• Andrew Wyeth• “Christina’s World”• Regionalism
American Art• Edward Hopper• “Night Hawks”• Realism
American Art• Georgia O’Keefe• “A Calla Lily Turned Away”• Precisionism or Cubist Realism
American Art• James McNeill Whistler• “Whistler’s Mother”• Realism
American Art• Winslow Homer• “Snap the Whip”• Impressionism
American Art• Alice Neel• “Two Girls Spanish Harlem”• Modernism
American Art• John Singer Sargent• “Nonchaloir” (Repose)• Portraiture
Architects and Architecture• Thom Mayne• Gordon Bunshaft• Philip Johnson• Frank Lloyd Wright• Louis Sullivan• Charles Bulfinch• Architecture
American Writers and their Works• Ernest Hemingway- The Old Man and the Sea• William Faulkner- The Sound and the Fury• F. Scott Fitgerald- The Great Gatsby• Herman Melville: Moby Dick• John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath• Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn• Ray Bradbury: Farenheit 451
Highest Paid Actresses (in millions)• Angelina Jolie ($30)• Sarah Jessica Parker ($30)• Jennifer Aniston ($28)• Reese Witherspoon ($28)• Julia Roberts ($20)
Highest Grossing Movies of 2011Transformers 2 Kung Fu Panda 2 Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 HP: Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Oscars 2011• Actor in a leading role – Colin Firth “The King’s Speech”• Actor in a supporting role – Christian Bale “The Fighter”• Actress in a leading role – Natalie Portman “Black Swan”• Actress in a supporting role – Melissa Leo “The Fighter”• Animated Feature Film – “Toy Story 3”• Best Picture – “The King’s Speech”
American Sports• Baseball (MBA)• American Football (NFL)• Basketball (NBA)• Ice Hockey (NHL)• Outdoor sports (fishing, hunting)• Extreme sports (BMX, skateboarding)