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13.9: Conclusion and Contrast

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  • During this period, totalitarian governments began controlling cultural activities, including art and what was acceptable. Artists were moving in other directions, creating new ideas, using different materials, frequently clashing with political ideals.

    Architecture

    Antoni Gaudi La Sagrada Familia

    La Sagrada Familia

    Frank Lloyd Wright Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Oscar Niemeyer Cathedral of Brasilia

    Cathedral of Brasilia

    Julia Morgan Hearst Castle

    Hearst Castle

    Eero Saarinen Milwaukee Art Museum

    Milwaukee Art Museum

    Unknown Dogon Togu na

    Dogon Togu na

    1. What is unique about each structure?
    2. What materials were used for each building and how do they differ?
    3. How did the location influence the style and construction of the buildings?

    Sculptures

    August Rodin ç

    ç

    Henry Moore Reclining Figure

    Reclining Figure

    Alexander Calder Konigstrasse

    Konigstrasse

    Ellen Neel Totem pole

    Totem pole

    Gaston Lachaise Standing Woman

    Standing Woman

    Isamu Noguchi Zwillingsplastik

    Zwillingsplastik

    George Segal Depression Bread Line

    Depression Bread Line

    Kathe Kollwitz Mother with her Dead Son

    Mother with her Dead Son

    Elizabeth Catlett Mahalia Jackson

    Mahalia Jackson

    Louise Bourgeois Spider

    Spider

    1. What medium did each sculpture use?
    2. How does shape influence each sculpture?
    3. How refined is each sculpture?

    Photography

    Ansel Adams Evening on McDonald Lake

    Evening on McDonald Lake

    Gordon Parks American Gothic

    American Gothic

    Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother

    Migrant Mother

    Margaret Bourke-White Gandhi at a Spinning Wheel

    Gandhi at a Spinning Wheel

    Alfred Stieglitz The Venetian Canal

    The Venetian Canal

    1. What medium did each sculpture use?

    2. How does shape influence each sculpture?

    3. How refined is each sculpture?

    Murals

    Jose Clemente Orozco

    The Trench

    Diego Rivera

    Tenochtitlan

    Doris Lee

    Country Post

    Julius Woeltz

    Bauxite Mines

    Victor Arnautoff

    City Life

    1. How do artists portray social events in murals?

    2. How is color used to illuminate the murals?

    3. How are murals applied to the walls?

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