What influenced American Art at the turn of the Twentieth Century? How did it impact artists? How did impact Collectors? Discuss Courbet, a Realists, Manet, and the Impressionists. What about the Post-Impressionists?
How does Courbet influence later Americans? The Ashcan Artists?
Why are these French Painters so important to American Art?
Many of the Ashcan artists were illustrators working for newspapers. (Was there a European Precedent for this?) Do you think this experience influenced their paintings? Explain your answer.
How did emerging technology change American art? How does it continue to change? Do you think the effects of technology have been positive or negative? Why?