American art

eva aloise By eva aloise, 25th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Art in America began a long time ago by different artists. Below is thehistory of artty in this country by looking at the various eras of art in America. Art traces from way back in the 17th century up to the 20th century

Different eras of American art

The American art era is divided into seven periods with each period describing the characteristics of art and artists in it. The first era is the early American era which run from 1608 to 1720 in the state of Virginia. Humble interior designs were made in this period. Wood was the main material and it was got locally.

The second period was the Georgian era which was between 1720 to 1790. In this stage, people paid more attention to details on their designs and on the furniture designed. It was in this period that Georgina architectural designs emerged. They made better furniture with a variety of designs than in the first stage. The third period was the Post colonial period which run between 1790 to 1820. There was a great impact of Adam brothers’ designs on their pieces of art.

Next was the Greek revival from 1820 to 1860 which had influence from the English and French styles in making furniture. After that was the American Victorian era from 140 to 1880. It was in this stage that decorative art emerged on furniture and other designs. Gothic and Romanesque influenced designs in this era. The culture of the Americans was reflected so much in this era.

Eclectic period was next after the American Victorian era. It was from 1870 to 1925 which was an extension of the previous period. The French school of fine arts greatly influenced designs in this period. The last era is the current one which is Modern period which was from 1925 to date. The designs and building in this period are fashioned so that they meet changed needs in the market today. Materials used in this present era are fashionable and attractive.


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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Nov 2012 (#)

Step-by-step progress. In a way we build on the foundations laid by earlier generations - siva

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