A History of American Art by George M. Cohen

By George M. Cohen

The saga of yankee artwork has a proud history and a promising destiny. eventually, the US has been, throughout the centuries, a big melting pot and assimilator of outdoor creative kinds, ideas, and philosophies. even supposing Americas artwork background is comparatively new, it has so elderly, matured, and ripened right into a famous culture that now the realm turns to it for path, function, and which means.

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The that is, the ingramed ar"Schuyler Painter" did show, however, an his arbitrary and line of handling tistic aptitude in his deft color harmonies. use of chiaroscuro accents and sensitive personAlso outstanding was his rendering of the sitter's and intelligent. " He often inscribed the age of on the background of the canvas. Fol^ date of the painting Painter, lowing the manner of the "Aetatis Suae the THE COLONIAL GEORGL\N PERIOD 17 "Gansevoort Painter" created delicate and sensitive porsuch as Adam Winne (1730) and Magdalena Gansevoort or The Girl with the Red Shoes (ca.

Perez Morton {ca, 1802). Stuart's facile strokes almost tickle the surface of the canvas. Unlike Copley's "liney manner," he does not attempt to penetrate the sitter's personality. Here, pale tinted flesh tones transport his figure into a state of pure apparition. Stuart glorifies, if not transcends, his figure into a world sublime, perfect, ideal, and completely beautiful. ) is but a wisp of pleasant, impressionistic color accents of red and pink. Stuart's many portraits of George Washington: The Vaughan (1795), The Athenaeum (1796) {Plate 8), and The Landsdowne (1796) transform our first President into a celestial being or god.

These "academic temples" were, in turn, connected by colonnaded pavilions in the tradition of the Baths of Diocletian, Rome, and the Theater of Marcellus, Rome. A library, with a central rotunda, was placed at one end of the oblong campus and was directly designed after the Pantheon, Rome. It should be said that the initial idea of the library was introduced by Benjamin Latrobe. However, Jefferson planned its deand Classic facade. tails Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844) Bulfinch was another adherent of the Neoof a wealthy Boston physician, young Bulfinch attended Boston Latin School and graduated from Harvard.

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