Four American Artworks

Four American Artworks

July 4 is America's celebration of independence from England. In honor of the holiday, I decided to make an episode covering a little bit about 4 artworks from American history. I started with a piece from the people who were here before the Europeans. I discussed a transformation mask from the northwest coast. Specifically, I was looking at work from the Kwakawak. In this episode I also shared about Houdon's neoclassical statue of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson's foray into architecture with Monticello, and Jacob Lawrence's 60 panel collection, The Migration Series.
Images of the works can be found on along with Fragonard's painting of The Swing which I mentioned to draw a contrast between neoclassical art and the Rococo movement which came before it.
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