Uncle Sam Wants You (To Look at Art)!

Publisher: 
WNYC Radio
Date: 
June 16, 2017
In traditional histories of American art, World War I tends to be treated passingly. Except for Horace Pippin, no major American artists served in the war, and the fighting occurred far from home. It was a time when the New York avant-garde was absorbing the lessons of the Armory Show of 1913 and experimenting with Picasso’s Cubism. They were, in other words, going modern, with all that implies about stripping their work of narrative in favor of abstract forms. What I love about World War I Beyond the Trenches, which remains on view at the New-York Historical Society through September 3, is that it offers an alternative view of the American art scene. Read more…
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