The Paths of Modern American Paintings

The Paths of Modern American Paintings
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Innovation and audacity are the key ingredients of almost a century of American painting in a period starting with the Second Industrial Revolution and ending in 1945. On display at the Shanghai Museum, some of the most famous paintings by American artists from this period, part of the Nation’s cultural fabric, such as the iconic Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and the enigmatic floral works of Georgia O’Keeffe. Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865-1945 offers visitors a rich journey through the art from across the ocean, with 80 paintings and prints created on the cusp of two centuries, a crucial phase in the development of American art. These were years where artists developed innovative styles under the influence of various artistic movements from the Old Country, such as Impressionism, as well as other factors. In the first half of the 1900s, American art developed rapidly with the exploration of new languages and innovative techniques. It was destined to become a determinant force behind international art by the end of the Second World War. This grand exhibition was created in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Chiara Vedovetto - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai