This summer at the New York Historical Society internship program, I, along with two other interns, am studying Abraham Manievich’s “The Bronx” painting. My focus is on the style in which it was done, which is known as cubo-futurist. Futurism was not just a style of painting, it was a philosophy that touched visual art, poetry, and even playwrights all across Europe. In 1909, the Italian poet, Filippo Marinetti, published The Futurist Manifesto outlining the four...Read More
Last Friday I started my research on the painting “Empire State Building, N.Y.C.” by Victor Perelli. I was planning to just focus on the Works Progress Administration but when I went deeper into my research I found a lot of interesting things about Victor Perelli.
He is truly an admirable person. He was born in Argentina in September of 1899.His parents were actually American citizens so he was considered American as well. He went to school...Read More
Abraham Manievich’s painting, the Bronx, with its cubo-futuristic style, contains various perspectives for exploration. I am focusing on the borough’s history, stream of immigration, and the transcendence that it experienced from a glorified, wealthy metropolis to a dilapidated one.
During the 1920s, an era of wealth and culture in the United Sates, Jewish immigrants from Russia and other Eastern European countries escaped the pogroms and the perpetual religious subordination in Europe. They arrived in the United...Read More
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