Presentation on theme: "Colonial and Revolutionary Art Making A New Nation, Part I American Studies William Fremd High School."— Presentation transcript:
Colonial and Revolutionary Art Making A New Nation, Part I American Studies William Fremd High School
Earliest Art in Colonial Life Art should be considered an artifact of history, not as a document. Art was notably absent for the first 50-60 years of colonial life. Why? Thomas Smith: Self- Portrait, 1680
Limners Someone who draws for a specific, private audience Primary occupation was home decorating (furniture, etc.); portraiture was a sideline Frequently anonymous (unsigned) Anonymous: The Mason Children, 1670 (attributed to the Freake painter)
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