American 20th-21st Century Representational Art
Resource Library articles and essays published from 1997 onward
(above: Richard Zoellner, West Virginia Landscape, 1941, tempera on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 20th-21st Century Representational Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.
Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:
2007 - 2010
2004 - July though December
January - June 2004
"While our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all."
- Ray Bradbury in his Preface to Zen in the Art of Writing (1990). Quote is sourced from Wikipedia.
From other websites:
Art Collections Exhibits
Art Concerning Poverty and Homelessness
Art Depicting Dance
Art Depicting Food
Artist Paintings of Foreign Scenes
Artist Retrospective Exhibits
Chicago Imagists Art
Inflatable Contemporary Art
Lettering and Linguistic Art
Mixed Media Art
Prison Inmate Art
Rural Life Paintings
20th-21st Century Art by Decades
More American 20th-21st Century Representational Art, Not Yet Classified
Visiting...With Huell Howser - LINT ART is an archived 28-minute television broadcast presented online by KCET. "Huell visits his artist friend Slater Barron to witness the beauty of art made from lint. Yes, lint." Text courtesy of KCET. Accessed January, 2015.
PBS provides a variety of streaming video sources for American art. PBS's two-season television series Art-21, Art in the Twenty-First Century. PBS explains that the series is "the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions." The Art-21 website contains video clips relating to each of the many featured artists including Laurie Anderson, Margaret Kilgallen, Sally Mann, Bruce Nauman, Raymond Pettibon, Martin Puryear, Susan Rothenberg, Collier Schorr, Kiki Smith, William Wegman and Fred Wilson. The Art:21 series and its companion materials answer the following questions: who are today's artists?; what are they thinking about?; how do they describe their work? and why do they do what they do? The Season One and Two home videos are two sets with four hours each. Viewers meet "a diverse group of contemporary artists through revealing profiles that take viewers behind the scenes-into artists' studios, homes, and communities -- to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, sources of inspiration, and creative processes." Representational as well as abstract artists are featured in the videos. Accessed May, 2015.
Philocetes Center presents a discussion with Chuck Close, Vincent Katz, and Matthew von Unwerth about the film "Chuck Close," directed by Marion Cajori. [32:40] Accessed May, 2015.
(above: Frederick J. Waugh, Southwesterly Gale, St. Ives, 1907, oil on canvas, 30.1 x 50.1 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)
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