Art of The Gilded AgeLate 19th Century American Art American Studies William Fremd High School Mr. Anderson Mr. Palmer Mr. Schaefer Ms. Marsh Mr. Mc Cusker
Discuss one of Winslow Homer’s paintings. Describe it and its subject. • Children were the major focus of most of Homer’s works, discuss why they were and what was the focus. • Discuss one of Thomas Eakins’ paintings. Describe it and its subject. • Compare John Singer Sargents’ idea of “W-O-M-A-N” and Mary Cassat’s focus of woman.
Winslow Homer1836-1910 • Reaction to Civil War • Reaction to Industrialization • Childhood • African-Americans “Soldier Meditating by a Grave”
Winslow Homer’s Reaction to Industrialization and Paintings about Childhood Snap the Whip
Winslow Homer’s Reaction to Industrialization and Paintings about Childhood The Country School
Winslow Homer’s Reaction to Industrialization and Paintings about Childhood Sailing the Catboat
Winslow Homer’s Reaction to Industrialization and Paintings about Childhood: Boat
Winslow Homer’s Reaction to Industrialization and Paintings about Childhood: Fresh Air
Winslow Homer’s Paintings about African-Americans: The Water-Melon Boys Does this image look familiar?
Winslow Homer Paintings about African-Americans: A Visit from the Old Mistress
Winslow Homer Paintings about African-Americans: A Sunday Morning in Virginia
Other painters of the period expressed similar sentiments about the state of African-Americans. Edward Lamson Henry: Kept In
Winslow Homer’s Realism/Naturalism: Lost on the Grand Banks In 1998, Microsoft’s Bill Gates paid more than $30,000,000 for this painting, the most ever for an American painting. (Doris Homer, one of Winslow Homer’s living relatives said, “It’s not worth it!”)
Thomas Eakins1844-1916 Thomas Eakins was fascinated by the human form. He sought to capture it in action and in its purest forms. Baseball Players Practicing
James Abbott McNeill Whistler Symphony in White Symphony in White II
Impressionism:A style of painting started in France during the 1860s. Impressionist artists tried to paint candid glimpses of their subjects in everyday life, which showed the effects of sunlight on objects and people at different times and in different weather conditions throughout the day. Mary Cassatt Reine Leaning over Margot’s Shoulder
John Singer Sargent1856-1925 Self Portait
W. O. M.A. N.