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10.   Dorthea Lange, Migrant Mother,

Nipoma Valley, 1936.

a.

Focus on the suffering caused by the Depression

b.

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,

1931-1932.

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.

a.

Culture and history of African Americans

b.

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,

     Mexico City

a.

Man who symbolically controls universe through

      the manipulation of technology.

17.  Jose Clemente Orozco,

Epic of American Civilization: Hispano America,

c. 1932-1934.

       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

a.

Black-white-gray palette to emphasize hopelessness

and purposely distorted figures to evoke violence

       b.   Slide: Detail

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