Modern Bodies
 

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic. Among her numerous achievements, Earhart earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor and the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society.  She was a Depression-era hero and advocate for women's equality, saying, "A pilot's a pilot. I hope that such equality could be carried out in other fields so that men and women may achieve equally in any endeavor..." She disappeared in 1937 over the Pacific during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

 
Research Papers Due!
 

Let's go see Alison's work!!!!

Amelia Earhart
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Context
 

First Miss America

1900
Freud publishes "The Interpretation of Dreams"
1903
Wright brother's first flight
1905
Einstein formulates theory of relativity
1907

Swimmer Annette Kellerman is arrested for indecent exposure while trying to popularize a one-piece swimsuit worn with tights rather than bloomers

1912
Titanic sinks
1914
Henry Ford's Model-T plant opens
1919
Eighteenth Amendment makes sale, manufacture, and transportation of intoxicating liquors illegal
1920
Nineteenth Amendment gives women gain the right to vote in the United States
1921

First Miss America pageant

1926
Norma Smallwood, Miss America 1926, makes $100,000 in appearance fees, an income higher than either Babe Ruth or the president of the United States.
 
Margaret Gorman,
the First Miss America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boat and the Town

Some of the "Isms" of Modern Art
Impressionism
Post-Impressionism
Expressionism
Cubism
Dadaism
Surrealism
Abstract Expressionism
Minimalism
 
Alexandra Exter, The Boat and the Town, 1925.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Garden

Expressionism =
1. general term for art that emphasizes inner feelings and emotions over objective depiction
2. a modernist art movement that was a manifestation of subjective feeling toward objective reality and the world of imagination. Characterized by bold, vigorous brushwork, emphatic line, and bright color.
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Alte Armenhäuslerin in the Garden, 1906.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jawlensky and Werefkin

Characteristics of Expressionism:
 
Desire to express personal attitudes and emotions
  • Vivid imagery
  • Simplified shapes
  • Dramatic use of color
  • Bold, sometimes crude brushwork
  • Sense of liberation and experimentation
impasto = painting technique in which paint is applied thickley and in a manner that draws attention to the gesture
Gabriele Münter, Jawlensky and Werefkin, 1908 - 1909.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-portrait, 1561.
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self-Portrait with Amber Necklace, 1906.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expressionist characteristics in Becker's work:
 
  • Vivid imagery
  • Simplified shapes
  • Dramatic use of color
  • Bold, sometimes crude brushwork
  • Sense of liberation and experimentation
 
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Mother and Child Lying Nude, 1907.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neeling Mother and Child

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kneeling Mother and Child, 1907.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neeling Mother and Child
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kneeling Mother and Child, 1907.
Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, 1907.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type of Women
Les Demoiselles D'Avignon
Edmond Fortier, Type of Women, West Africa, 1906.
Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, 1907.