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The Painters Triumph


William Sydney Mount - 1838


Genre Painting


-filled with visual puns and humor


-leads to the conventionalization of American "types" (yankee, trapper, farmer)


-way of dealing with internal conflict among these groups by making fun of everyone.

Bargaining for a Horse


William Sydney Mount - 1835


Genre Painting


-filled with visual puns and humor


-leads to the conventionalization of American "types" (yankee, trapper, farmer)


-way of dealing with internal conflict among these groups by making fun of everyone.

Jolly Floatboat Men


Caleb Bingham- 1846


Genre Painting


-Wholesome engagement and simple lifestyle


-shows regional identity


-this is the highway infrastructure of the u.s.


-emblem of leisurely freedom, life free from constraints


-invest in infrastructure - not move west

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri


Caleb Bingham- 1845


Genre Painting


-river is seen as way of connection



War News From Mexico


Richard Caton Woodville - 1848


Genre Painting


-newspapers are a social and political force, very partisan.


-generically American, any one at the time could identify with scene.

Old 76 & Young 48


Richard Caton Woodville- 1849


Genre Painting


-vet of Am. Rev. explains to his son, his time at war, as they sit under a portrait of George Wash.


-questioning how appropriate the civil war is


-woman is central, but more of a prop or listener



Shake Hands


Lilly Martin Spencer -1854


-central woman figure, non-threatening, doing labor, but picturesque


-men and women have different moral expectations



Greek Slave


Hiram Powers - 1843


-perfect example of the "captivity narrative"


-cultural imagination around the harem


-accepted by americans because of the moralized Christian narrative

Zenobia in Chains


Harriet Hosmer- 1859


-holds dignity and determination while shackled





Hagar in the Wilderness


Edmonia Lewis- 1875


-race is ambiguous


-Lewis mainly worked in themes about black and american indian people in neoclassical sculpture



Last Bull Captures Horse


Anon Cheyanne- 1871-76


-ledger art



Fort Marion Prisoners Dancing for Tourists


Cohoe- 1875-77



Classroom at Ft. Marion


Wo-Haw, Kiowa- 1875-77



Ghost Dance Dress


Pawnee, 1890

Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa


George Catlin, 1832


-american indian chief

Painting of the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa


George Catlin, 1861-69


-american indian chief

Rescue


Horatio Greenough, 1837


-sculpture of classicized figures


-white man saves woman and child from "savage"

Conflict of Daniel Boone & the Indians


Enrico Causici, 1825


-high relief sculpture of Daniel Boone and his conflict with the native americans

Progress of Civilization


Thomas Crawford, 1855-73


-contains a detail of native figure


-"the dying indian chief"- race was doomed, they needed to be memorialized in sculpture


-part of the narrative of manifest destiny


-dejected male native almost always nearly nude- long history of classisizing native americans, primitiveness is seen as savage and beautiful







Joseph Cinque


Nathaniel Jocelyn, 1839


-African Slave returned home



Farmers Nooning


William Sydney Mount, 1836


-ambiguous scene of relaxing


-central black figure-generally depicted as lazy


-boy poking wears "tanashanter" hat(associated with abolitionists) trying to "wake the beast of slavery.