Why did the artists choose these subjects? What was their appeal?

Resources: Review Ch. 3 and 4 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week Two Electronic Reserve Readings, your Video Reflections, and at least one additional scholarly online or library resource

Prepare a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation which describes at least three different paintings of American buildings or an industrial process from artists discussed in Ch. 3 and 4 of your text.

Include responses and descriptions to the following in your slide presentation:

  • Why did the artists choose these subjects? What was their appeal?
  • Were the artists’ subjects characteristic of American national identity for that era?
  • How does each painting reflect the artists’ feelings or beliefs about what they were depicting?
  • A description of the innovation which is being depicted; in other words was the type of building or industrial process a significant break from the past? How? Research the type of building or industrial process from at least one additional scholarly online or library resource.

Submit your Visions of America: Industry Presentation.

  • For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with speaker’s notes which support and expand upon your bulleted text.
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