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THREE AMERICAN ART MOVEMENTS

Dates:October 4-18, 2022
Meets:Tu from 7 PM to 8 PM, 3 sessions
Hours:3.00
Location:ZOOM
Instructor:Dario Bollacasa
Fee: $30.00  

Class will be taught via ZOOM. Instructor will email you the meeting code before class.

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Course Description

Class will be taught via ZOOM. Instructor will email you the meeting code before class.

 

The Hudson River School, Regionalism and Abstract Expressionism are examples of art movements that sprang up in the US to reflect distinctly American views.

 

The Hudson River School dealt with themes of 19th century discovery, exploration and settlement. Magnificent landscapes were the hallmarks of the school. A wild, sometimes idealized portrayal of nature reflected a belief of the presence of God in the landscapes.

 

Regionalism depicted realistic, folksy scenes of rural America in the Midwest and the South. It was a response to the Great Depression with reassuring images of the American heartland.

 

Abstract Expressionism developed in the 1940s in New York, which displaced Paris as the center of western art. It was the first specifically American art movement to achieve international influence.  The movement built on ideas from Surrealism and Non-representational painting with emphasis on spontaneous, automatic and subconscious creation.

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