Visions of America Assignment Options
Choose one of the following artists for an examination of their stylistic development into abstraction:
- Arthur Dove
- Stanton Macdonald-Wright
- Marsden Hartley
- Max Weber
- Georgia O’Keeffe
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining your selected artist’s development into abstraction that responds to the following:
- How and why did early American abstraction develop?
- What subjects were present in your artist’s abstract works? Describe with at least one example from the artist.
- Why did the artists choose to work in this style? To what influences were they responding to from Europe, and how was their own exploration of abstraction meaningful to them?
- What is your own response to the artist’s work?