All art is the resulting trend of a change in philosophical thought. American modernism on the whole arose from technological advancement during the first World Wars, opting to present a new reality, one of a more modernized world. The development of feminism has played a role in modernist art since the early 19th century. Struggling with notions of inadequacies of culture, biology, and mental health, female modern artists struggled to find a place that permitted equal treatment while shedding sociological brainwashing that was holding them back. Existing alongside a rise in popularized Freudian theories, feminine artists like Georgia O’Keeffe sought to expose sexuality through multi-layered meaning (see close-ups of vagina-flowers). This exhibit at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida showcases female modernists in New York, displaying turn-of-the-century industrialization, sexuality, race relations and, of course, jazz.
See O'Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York at the
Norton Museum of Art, February 18, 2016-May 15, 2016
Portland Museum of Art, Maine, June 23, 2016-September 18, 2016
Curator: Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, Norton Museum of Art
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