Tuesday, July 2, 2013

John Gast's "American Progress"

After looking at durand's "progress", I was reminded of John Gast's  "American Progress" where I've interpreted an angelic figure leading technology and enlightenment ideals to the west, an area lacking technological advancement or social refinement. I think themes from our class might also be present due to the portrayal of nature on both the enlightened and "non-enlightened" sides of the picture.

1 comment:

Jim Tantillo said...

Hunter, thanks for the link--I knew the painting, just didn't connect it with Gast. Great comparison to some of the paintings we saw today in class, thanks for posting this.