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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    a new reading of American modernism one generated primarily by the debate between artists in the circles of Alfred Stieglitz and Marcel Duchamp during the early twentieth century When Duchamp moved from Paris to New York in 1915 he was disappointed by the predominantly nature based abstraction he observed publicly proclaiming that American artists were too dependent on outmoded European traditions and had overlooked their greatest subjects the skyscraper and

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    artist s distinct position within twentieth century American sculpture It details the artist s years in the United States 1914 46 when he merged classical and folk art sources to create a unique fusion of past and present traditional and modern and high and low The essays provide multiple perspectives on Nadelman s art Curator Suzanne Ramljak examines Nadelman s achievements in the classical figural tradition while an essay by

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    19 95 MIT Cloth ISBN 0 262 07228 9 42 00 MIT In the twentieth century many American artists were fascinated with the subject of the circus seeing it as a microcosm of modern transient urban society While some focused on the darker side of circus life the danger inherent in many of the performances and the allure of the grotesque others memorialized circus stars or invested the performers with

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/publications/details/WorldBetween.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    considered the last of the American figurative painters Milton Avery is reassessed in this catalogue as a pioneer and forerunner of a new generation of artists Celebrated for his bold experiments with color and his spare graceful style Avery inspired the younger Abstract Expressionists such as Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko This catalogue focuses on fifty one exemplary paintings from the last two decades of painter Avery s life During

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    AFA Thomas Moran 1837 1926 is widely acclaimed as one of America s foremost landscape painters The Poetry of Place Works on Paper by Thomas Moran brings together eighty two drawings prints and watercolors from his travels throughout the American W est and other scenic regions In contrast to the illustrative commissioned work for commercial and governmental agencies and private patrons that occupied him for much of his life the

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    original language of expression made him a pioneer of American abstraction and a source for later painters Reflections on Nature Small Paintings by Arthur Dove 1942 1943 features twenty eight mixed media works on paper from the collection of the Wichita Art Museum to whom the works were given in 1989 by the artist s son Representing a group of more than three hundred similar sketches executed late in life

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    23082 5 39 95 University of California Press Cloth ISBN 0 520 23082 5 65 00 University of California Press This is the first comprehensive survey to take an art historical approach to the culture of ancient Egypt examining the quality and significance of the full range of pharaonic art as both a cultural expression and as a high art revealing fundamental human values Released in conjunction with the blockbuster

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    through the early fourth century A D the Louvre s world class Roman art collection includes an enormous array of objects that reflect the rich history and culture of a magnificent civilization Roman Art from the Louvre features an extraordinary selection of these works from the most famous to some with new significance resulting from new information Themes such as religion urbanism war imperial expansion funerary practices intellectual life and family are vividly represented in mosaics frescoes bronze and terracotta statuettes monumental sculptures sarcophagi reliefs and glass and metal vessels Roman Art from the Louvre also documents the major restoration process undertaken by the Louvre to revive the vibrancy of the works included in the exhibition Through careful procedures of cleaning and repair the reincarnation of the Louvre s collection transforms the contemporary view of early Roman public and private life conveying a novel perspective and understanding of these ancient masterpieces Essays by a team of scholars led by Guest Curators Cécile Giroire and Daniel Roger curators in the Greek Etruscan and Roman Antiquities Department of the Musée du Louvre introduce the museum s extensive Roman art collection and reveal the fundamental components of the Louvre s restoration program Comprehensive

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