The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
This volume features artists who brought a new sophistication and elegancento American art in the three decades before World War I. Wealthyndustrialists eager to acquire culture began to patronize native artists whoad achieved international recognition. John Singer Sargent, Irving Wiles andecilia Beaux created portraits of these new patrons, while John La Farge andugustus Saint-Gaudens made luxurious adornments for their homes. One groupf painters - including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frederick Arthur Bridgman,enry Ossawa Tanner and Charles Sprague Pearce - responded especially to theascnation with exotic Middle Eastern, Egyptian or "Oriental" cultures thatharacterized this age of international imperialism. The educated and refinedspects of Gilded Age culture are expressed here in Renaissance-inspiredaintings by Abbott Thayer and Mary Cassatt. Romantic literary works byisionary Albert Pinkham Ryder symbolize the idealized strivings of thiseneration, while the rugged masculine landscapes of Winslow Homer emblemizehe struggle and conflict that marked this period of contending social and
Author: Elizabeth Prelinger
Edition: First edition.
Release Date: 2000-06-15