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Social realism powerpoint final

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Social realism powerpoint final

  1. 1. SOCIALREALISMBy: Menn Chen and Rachel Dazer
  2. 2. DEFINITION/BACKGROUND Art movement that emphasizes everyday conditionsof the working Midwestern middle class and thepoor. Depression era Started in the 1930s
  3. 3. ORIGIN Ashcan School Documented everyday life in New York City Urban street settings and unglamorized paintings Challenged impressionists and social academics
  4. 4. GRANT WOOD Born 1891 in Anmosa, Iowa Influenced by his small farm town Used people he knew as subjects in his paintings Died in 1942
  5. 5. GRANT WOOD “American Gothic” 1930 Most famous/recognized Many symbols Reactions
  6. 6. GRANT WOOD “Stone City, Iowa”1930 Reality vs.Fantasy
  7. 7.  “Woman withPlants” 1929 Grant’s mother
  8. 8. “APPRAISAL” 1931
  9. 9. THOMAS HART BENTON Born in 1889, died in 1975 Influenced by muralists likeDiego Rivera Closely associated withRegionalism
  10. 10. “A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OFMISSOURI” 1936
  11. 11. INDIANA MURALS 1933“Parks, theCircus, theKlan, the Press”
  12. 12. “THE WRECK OF THE OLE 97” 1943
  13. 13. DOROTHEA LANGE Born in Hoboken, NJ. (1865-1965) Documentary photographer during the GreatDepression and World War I. Struggled physically and emotionally growing up. Worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Photography focused on the hardships peoplesuffered and the emotions behind it.
  14. 14. “MIGRANT MOTHER” (1936) DOROTHEA LANGE
  15. 15. “ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE” (1942) DOROTHEA LANGE
  16. 16. MIGRANT COTTON PICKER” (1940) DOROTHEA LANGE
  17. 17. ANDREW WYTHE Born in Chadds Ford, PA. (1917-2009) Homeschooled growing up. Parents supported his interest in art. Paintings are very focused in detail and composition. Paintings either done in Chadds Ford, PA or Cushing,ME. In 1945, his father and nephew died in an railwayaccident. It had an impact on his paintings. Has over 300 paintings in total.
  18. 18. ANDREW WYTHE’S PAINTING STYLE Realism and Regionalism influence. Used egg tempura and the dry brush technique for mostof his paintings. Egg Tempura: raw egg yolk mixed with vinegar, water,and pure powdered vegetable. Provides depth of color. Dry Brush Technique: tiny amount of damp paint isapplied to a brush and then every detail is painted lightly. Drawn Effect. Color Palette: mainly good, blue, charcoal, and brown.
  19. 19. “CHRISTINA’S WORLD” (1948) ANDREW WYTHE
  20. 20. “BRAIDS” (1977) ANDREW WYTHE
  21. 21. “PENTECOST” (1989) ANDREW WYTHE
  22. 22. REACTIONS Reacted rather positively. People could relate to the subject and emotion ofthe artwork. More aware of what was going on in other parts ofthe U.S.
  23. 23. INFLUENCE Social Realism has a big impact in today’s society. Photography considered as a form of art. Appears in press, digital media, and popular culture. Media covering major events.

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