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Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
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Ashcan School

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  • 1. Ashcan School 1891-1918
  • 2. Characteristics
    • Realism- Shows how things are not how they “should be”
    • Gritty urban scenes that find beauty in drab and ugly aspects of life
    • Shows the need for social reform
    • Captures the spontaneous moments of everyday life
  • 3. “The Eight”
    • Robert Henri
    • George Luks
    • John Sloan
    • Everett Shinn
    • George Bellows
    • Arthur B. Davis
    • Ernest Lawson
    • Maurice Prendergast
  • 4. Usually paintings of …
    • Crowds
    • Slums
    • Clogged streets
    • Ragged children
    • Sports events
    • Clowns
    • Sunny afternoons
  • 5. Robert Henri
    • June 18, 1865 – July 19, 1925
  • 6. Snow in the City
    • Shows realism, displays what the streets of New York really look like.
    • Shows the beauty in a gritty urban scene.
    • Exhibits everyday moments in New York.
  • 7. Chico
    • Realism- shows what urban people looked like at the time
    • Finds beauty in a ragged clothed child
    • Demonstrates the need for social reform due to the artist presents him as lower class
  • 8. George Bellows
    • August 1882- January 8, 1925
  • 9. Cliff Dwellers
    • Demonstrates realism, because this is what urban streets in the city actually looked like
    • Shows the need for social reform, because it shows the crowded, poor, and grungy city streets
    • Shows beauty in a gritty urban scene.
    • Captures the spontaneous moments of everyday life
  • 10. Stag at Sharkey’s
    • Shows spontaneous moments of everyday (illegal boxing match)
    • Demonstrates the need for social reform because citizens were going behind the Govt.’s back and having illegal boxing matches.
  • 11. John Sloan
    • August 2,1871- September 7, 1951
  • 12. Election Night
    • Shows the spontaneous moments of everyday life.
    • Shows social reform ( rich people celebrating the election of their candidates)
  • 13. A Woman’s Work
    • Shows spontaneous moments in everyday life ( lady doing laundry)
    • Shows beauty in urban scenes
  • 14. George Luks
    • August 13, 1867 – October 29, 1933
  • 15. From The Verdict
    • Shows the need for social reform (Government = Octopus, Citizens = City)
    • Realism- portrays how the government really was and it’s intentions
  • 16. Bleeker and Carmine Streets
    • Realism- shows how people lived in the urban parts of the city
    • The need for social reform- poor people staring into the windows of a food store
    • Shows the beauty of the streets and buildings

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