Andrew Graham-Dixon attempts to depict the efforts of the 19th and 20th-century artists in the establishment of America’s own culture. He journeys to Manhattan to investigate the grubby world of George Bellows and John Sloan, to Massachusetts for a new different kind of approach on Norman Rockwell, and to Chicago to for getting a proper insight into the work of Louis Sullivan.
Graham-Dixon describes the influence of the Great Depression on Edward Hopper and Arshile Gorky. This event was also the major catalyst behind America’s first universally recognized movement in art which is known as Abstract Expressionism. He also sees Long Island studio of Jackson Pollock before travelling across America to see Mark Rothko’s marvelous Houston chapel.
(Modern Dreams: Art of America, Enhanced DVD, 50 minutes) ISBN: 978-1-61753-270-2 Copy Right Date: 2011 CC