Modern Dreams

Modern Dreams

Streaming Video - 2013
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In this program, Andrew Graham-Dixon shows the role of 19th- and 20th-century artists in helping America to establish its own culture. He goes to Manhattan to examine the grimy world of John Sloan and George Bellows, to Massachusetts for a fresh take on Norman Rockwell, and to Chicago for a look at the work of Louis Sullivan. Graham-Dixon explains how the Great Depression affected Edward Hopper and Arshile Gorky and inspired America's first internationally acclaimed art movement - Abstract Expressionism. He visits Jackson Pollock's Long Island studio before flying across America to take in Mark Rothko's incredible chapel in Houston, Texas.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) :,sd., col

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