Citation
Scenes of American Life

Material Information

Title:
Scenes of American Life [study]
Creator:
Robert Hallowell ( Artist )
Place of Publication:
USA, New York, NY
Creation Date:
1937
Materials:
oil ( medium )
canvas ( medium )
Measurements:
30-3/4 in x 55-7/8 in ( Dimensions, support )
24-3/8 in x 50-3/8 in ( Dimensions, unframed )
24 in x 50 in ( Dimensions, image )
78.1 cm x 141.9 cm ( Dimensions, framed )
61.9 cm x 128.0 cm ( Dimensions, support )
61.0 cm x 127.0 cm ( Dimensions, image )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Futuristic/Utopian -- Public Works -- Industry -- Landscape
Genre:
studies (visual works) ( aat )

Notes

Abstract:
Oil on canvas mural study depicting five vignettes, from left to right: Indians in landscape with mountains, building of a bridge, industrial worker at machinery, crane lifting a load, laborers working on a dam with a family group in the foreground holding a sign with a message POWER, HARNESSED AND MADE CHEAP, CONTROLLED DEMOCRATICALLY AND USED FOR THE COMMON GOOD RELEASES MAN FROM NEEDLESS TOLL AND CONVERTS TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT INTO MASS LEISURE. MASS LEISURE MEANS SECURITY FOR ALL, MEANS INDIVIDUAL SELF DEVELOPMENT, MEANS THE ENRICHMENT OF THE NATIONAL CULTURE THE TRUE OBJECTIVE AND JUSTIFICATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT. (OR A STATEMENT OF SIMILAR IMPORT SIGNED BY SECRETARY ICKES.) WOULD HE SIGN THIS - PLEASE.
Preferred Citation:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
87.1137.5.1 ( accession number )
Classification:
Fine Art