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The Modern Art Invasion

Went on to Boston and Chicago and its effects spread across the country American artists embraced a new spirit of experimentation as conservative art institutions lost all influence New modern art galleries opened to serve collectors interested in buying the most progressive works Over time the stage was set for American revolutionaries such as Jackson Pollock Mark Rothko Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol Today when museums of modern and contemporary art dot the nation and New York reigns as art capital o Short breezy insightfulwhat could you ask

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F the universe we live in a world created by the Armory ShowElizabeth Lunday author of the breakout hit Secret Lives of Great Artists tells the story of the exhibition from the perspectives of organizers contributors viewers and critics Brimming with fascinating and surprising details the book takes a fast paced tour of life in America and Europe peering into Gertrude Stein’s famous Paris salon sitting in at the fabulous parties of New York socialites and elbowing through the crowds at the Armory itself This well researched lively book makes up for the modern art history class I wish I had taken

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The story of the most important art show in US history Held at Manhattan’s 69th Regiment Armory in 1913 the show brought modernism to America in an unprecedented display of 1300 works by artists including Picasso Matisse and Duchamp A uarter of a million Americans visited the show; most couldn’t make sense of what they were seeing Newspaper critics uestioned the artists’ sanity A popular rumor held that the real creator of one abstract canvas was a donkey with its tail dipped in paintThe Armory Show The 1913 armory show started the US on a path away from being a backwater to the center of the art world that it became later in the 20th century gives a look into the world of artists art dealers and society people of NYC during days around 1913 armory show and the uproar it caused I enjoyed it


10 thoughts on “The Modern Art Invasion

  1. says:

    The 1913 armory show started the US on a path away from being a backwater to the center of the art world that it became later in the 20th century gives a look into the world of artists art dealers and society people of NYC during day

  2. says:

    This is a book for fans of modern art as well as individuals who work in the arts While other types of artists may not be as interested in some of the political specifics of fine art these types of in group and 'out group divisions exist in nearly all industries Very innovative individuals are often kept on the fringes while the current state of affairs attempts to maintain itself in a position of power What's interesting about this book i

  3. says:

    This book was so interesting As someone who loves art but has no formal education in it whatsoever I enjoyed learning about the various movements discussed in the book the influence of Europe and the striving to identify what art is identifiably or uintessentially American I love thinking of a time when an art show could essentially be a meme I think so many of the kneejerk reactions from 1913 are still so pr

  4. says:

    Superb and accessible account of the 1913 Armory Show the first major exhibition of modernism in the United States a must know about for anyone interested in modern art Lunday presents all kinds of great anecdotes about the show its planning and aftermath Her analysis of the way the spirit of the Armory reverberated acro

  5. says:

    Short breezy insightfulwhat could you ask

  6. says:

    If you enjoy art especially art history you'll like this

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed learning about the historical context of the Armory Show from its original inception This was a formative turning p

  8. says:

    This well researched lively book makes up for the modern art history class I wish I had taken

  9. says:

    A non fiction on a historic art exhibition As a story of the 20th century New York this book is even appealing than a fiction like EL Doctorow's Ragtime

  10. says:

    A must for anyone who is interested in the history of Modern Art

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