Ringling exhibit captures American era from O’Keeffe to Rockwell

Take a look at a pair of 17th-century country bumpkins up in a tree. One of these early Dutch settlers is catching a glimpse of the future in the gleaming skyscrapers of 20th- century New York City.

This Rip van Winkle moment is brought to you by Newell Convers Wyeth, whose painting is in the Ringling Museum of Art exhibition, “American Moderns, 1910 – 1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell.”

In one way, the Wyeth canvas capsulizes the scope of this show from the Brooklyn Museum. Between 1910 and 1960, America was transformed from a rural, isolationist, traditional society into an urban, highly industrialized world power – a place that might make Wyeth’s country bumpkin fall from his tree in astonishment.

The 57 works culled from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection include sculptures and paintings of landscapes, urban scenes, portraits and still lifes. They are by such key American

Article source: http://tbo.com/arts_music/ringling-exhibit-captures-american-era-from-okeeffe-to-rockwell-20130717/

This entry was posted in Fine Art News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.