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10.8: Conclusion and Contrast

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  • The New World Grows was a period of exploration and immigration, people moving to unknown places, creating new environments, yet destroying the natural surroundings of the indigenous people. Art styles, techniques, and materials came with the people, and traditional methods were adapted and changed to match the new settings.

    Portraits

    English Portraiture American Portraiture American Folk Art
    Family Portrait The Woolsey Family John Jacob Anderson and Sons John and Edward
    Family Portrait

    Angelica Kauffman

    The Woolsey Family

    by William Berczy

    John Jacob Anderson and Sons John and Edward

    by Joshua Johnson

    1. How are the figures posed in each painting and what is their interaction?
    2. How did each artist use color and light?
    3. How did the artists position hand of the figures?

    Scenes

    English battle scene Early American scene American scene
    The Death of Major Peirson The Treaty of Penn with the Indians Declaration of Independence
    The Death of Major Peirson

    by John Singleton Copley

    The Treaty of Penn with the Indians

    by Benjamin West

    Declaration of Independence

    by John Trumbull

    1. How did the artists use portraits of famous people to paint dramatic scenes?
    2. How are the major characters positioned?
    3. How did the artist use light and where does the light come from in each painting?
    4. How does each artist use color and where are the color highlights in each painting?

    Textiles

    Scotland

    scotland

    Ghana

    ghana

    Mali

    mali

    China

    china

    Japan

    japan

    New Guinea

    new guinea

    Peru

    peru

    United States

    US

    1. What different materials are used in textiles?

    2. How does the material use affect the design?

    3. How important is the pattern in textiles?

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