10. Dorthea Lange, Migrant Mother,
Nipoma Valley, 1936.
Focus on the suffering caused by the Depression
Photo shocked Americans into recognizing
plight of the poor
11. Charles Sheeler, The Upper Deck, c. 1928.
12. Charles Sheeler, The Upper Deck, 1929.
a. Photograph leads to formalistic realism
b. Symbolic of the beauty, new world of machine forms
13. Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942.
Oil on canvas, 30” x 57”.
a. loneliness and isolation of modern life in the United States
14. Ben Shahn, The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti,
a. Semi-abstract figures express emotions and facts
of social injustice
15. Jacob Lawrence, No. 36: During the truce Toussaint
is deceived and arrested by LeClerc.
LeClerc lead Toussaint to believe that he was sincere,
believing that when Toussaint was out of the way,
the Blacks would surrender, 1937-1938.
Culture and history of African Americans
Long narrative title, like history text
for young viewers
16. Diego Rivera, Man, Controller of the Universe, 1934.
Fresco, 15’ 11” X 37’ 6” Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes,
Man who symbolically controls universe through
the manipulation of technology.
17. Jose Clemente Orozco,
Epic of American Civilization: Hispano America,
a. Politically motivated, Mexican Artist
b. History and culture that existed in Mexico before
arrival of Europeans
18. Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937.
25’ wide by 11‘ high mural
Black-white-gray palette to emphasize hopelessness
and purposely distorted figures to evoke violence
b. Slide: Detail