Out of the Attic

Publisher: Asphodel Press

The end of the nineteenth and the early decades of the twentieth centuries were a time of intellectual and artistic ferment. In 1898 Marie Curie discovered radium. In 1900 Count Zeppelin flew his first airship, and the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903. Nobel invented dynamite and progress in weaponry found a terrible expression in World War I. In 1900 Freud presented The Interpretation of Dreams, and in 1915 Einstein published his special theory of relativity. The very nature of matter and the human identity were being redefined. It was in this context that new forms in visual arts were emerging most notably Impressionism. Green was one of its American proponents. Some of his contemporaries were Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase. Fredrick Stewart Green did portraiture as well as landscapes. Because his photographic subjects were architectural he painted many architectural and city scapes. His palette was more in the pastel tones. He made several trips to the South and painted many Afro-American subjects. He portraiture was very realistic while being soft and impressionistic. The creative instinct expressed itself in photography as well. However photography struggled to be accepted as possessing aesthetic value. Green was an effective and talented advocate. Artistry and originality in both painting and photography thrived in many parts of America during these years and Green gain a modest success during his lifetime.

About Tobias Goodman

Tobias Goodman attended Brown & Nichols School,and presented the Latin oration at the Harvard graduation. He practiced surgery as a board certified urologist for thirty-five years in Rhode Island. He has written medical papers and has been awarded United States patents. He has a broad range of interests including medical invention, photography, classics, public health, and the history of technology.

About Fredrick Green

Renowned artist and photographer at the turn of the twentieth century

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9781587540288 1587540282 2014-10-15 252 English 0.00 x 8.55 x 11.04 in $29.95

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Out of the Attic

Out of the Attic

by Goodman, Tobias

The end of the nineteenth and the early decades of the twentieth centuries were a time of intellectual and artistic ferment. In 1898 Marie Curie discovered radium. In 1900 Count Zeppelin flew his first airship, and the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903. Nobel invented dynamite and progress in weaponry found a terrible expression in World War I...

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