New YorkThe Immaculates: Paintings, Photographs and Prints
The Immaculates: Paintings, Photographs and Prints presents the broad scope of the Precisionist aesthetic by exploring the stylistic concerns and iconography that held it together.
Alfred H. Barr, Jr., founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, is believed responsible for coining the term “Precisionism” in 1927, but it was more common to refer to this loosely composed group of artists as the “Immaculate School.” Painted in sharp focus with clean lines and minimal detail, these works are devoid of human presence which underscores the artist’s emotional detachment. While most often associated with scenes of industrial America, this artistic approach was also applied to domestic interiors, still life compositions and rural landscapes. This exhibition re-examines the framework of this movement in a contemporary experience across a variety of media, including lithographs and photographs.
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