Monday, April 28, 2014

Industrial Sublime

Through June 22nd visitors to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach can take in a fascinating collection of early to mid-twentieth century art which depicts an increasingly industrialized Hudson River in New York:

Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers 1900-1940. 

Several artists featured were part of the famed "Ashcan" school (focus on NYC ghettos and ghetto life). Robert Henri and John Sloan, among others, created vivid pieces that celebrated bridges and cranes rather than mountains and greenery. I viewed this exhibit earlier this month and was quite taken with the beauty found within the precise (some might say the mundane). The form taking a bid from the function.

Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-5196
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