Art Institute: America 1930s

img_20160907_132110.jpg

American Cubism

img_20160907_123337.jpg

I got down to the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibit of American Art from the 1930s. With the financial crash of 1929, the ’30s or Great Depression was a time when people thought the American “experiment” had failed. Artists addressed this question. Some, like Grant Wood, focused on a romanticized view of rural life, others looked at the city and some painted bleak dystopian scenes.

img_20160907_231553.jpg

by Grant Wood

Advertisements