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The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight
The Ashcan School and The Eight

The Ashcan School and The Eight

"Creating a National Art"

By (author) Brandon Ruud

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The Ashcan School and The Eight are now recognised as America’s first modern art movement: rejecting their academic training and the practices of the National Academy of Design, they forged a new art that represented America’s shifting values. By focusing on urban streets scenes, the lives of immigrants, popular entertainments, and the working poor, this loosely affiliated group of artists became synonymous with ordinary, everyday subjects — in the words of one critic, “pictures of ashcans.” Yet this is only part of their story: they also experimented with complex colour theory and embraced scientific studies about movement and perception, while also creating scenes of bourgeois leisure and society portraits in attempts to reconcile their high-art practices with their populist reputations.

This catalogue features nearly 130 works across media, including paintings, drawings, pastels, and prints — rarely seen objects and popular favourites. Collectively these works emphasise the Ashcan School’s and The Eight’s valuable contributions to the formation of American modernism at the beginning of the 20th century.

About the Author

Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art, Milwaukee Art Museum.

John Fagg, Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Cultures, University of Birmingham, England.

Margarita Karasoulas, Assistant Curator, American Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Nikki Otten, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Milwaukee Art Museum.

Specifications
Publisher
Lucia Marquand
ISBN
9781938885143
Published
16th Jun 2022
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World
Size
279 mm x 241 mm
Pages
162 Pages
Illustrations
204 color
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