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Ashcan School

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

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