Anachronistic America: Nostalgia and Modernism, 1920-1950

Semkiu, Joseph.


  • Abstract: American artists during the interwar period grappled with the radical technological, social, and economic changes of the second quarter of the twentieth century by turning to the past and allowing the anachronistic to seep into their art, by employing past visual tropes, antiquated subjects, and outmoded painting techniques. Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, and John Atherton all echoed differe... read more
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