The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 27, 2015


The Art of War: American Posters from World War I and World War II
I Want You for U.S. Army, 1917, James Montgomery Flagg, Poster, 30 x 40 in. Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Misses Helen F. and Edith Robinson, P.1952.106.085
PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents The Art of War, an exhibition featuring 33 government-sponsored posters created for the Apublic during World Wars I and II. Chosen from the Museum’s extensive collection of 20th-century war posters, these vibrant pieces of visual propaganda have rarely, and in some cases never, been on view. Together, they provide a unique opportunity to examine artworks commissioned by the U.S. government from some of the most important and popular artists of the 20th century. Timed to coincide with the presidential election season, the exhibition is also intended to encourage an exploration of the ongoing dialogue between contemporary politics and visual art.

Organized into four themes—production, conservation, economic sacrifice and general patriotism—the posters present an extraordinary range of artistic techniques. The works from World War I were created during the “Golden Age” of American illustration, when many of the artists were trained in academic ateliers abroad and then honed their skills in the rapidly expanding world of magazine publication back home. Artists featured in the show include James Montgomery Flagg, responsible for the iconic image of Uncle Sam exclaiming, “I Want YOU,” as well as popular illustrators Howard Chandler Christy and J. C. Leyendecker.

Posters created during World War II present a striking melding of commercial, graphic and fine art, particularly after the advertising industry offered its services to the government in early 1942. In many cases traditional illustrative practices remained, but overall these works strike a far more modern sensibility, owing to the contemporary influences of photography, cinema and design. A threatening image of violence by John Falter and an iconic representation of the American ideal by Norman Rockwell exemplify the great diversity of approaches to inspiring American patriotism.

The Art of War is organized by Leah Lehmbeck, Assistant Curator at the Norton Simon Museum. The collection of war posters was donated to the Norton Simon Museum (then named the Pasadena Art Institute) in 1952 by Helen F. Robinson and Edith Robinson. Some 525 pieces comprise the collection, many of them multiples of the same image.





Today's News

September 5, 2008

"The Prints of Sean Scully" Exhibition Opens Today at The Hyde Collection in New York

Columbia Museum of Art Shows Exhibition of Premier Glass Artist Dale Chihuly

Documentary on Painter Hartley to Make World Premiere in Lewiston, Maine

The Art of War: American Posters from World War I and World War II

Virginia Grayson Wins 2008 Dobell Prize for Drawing

Steve McQueen Wins the 2008 Gucci Group Award

Moderna Museet Now: Alice Neel - Collector of Souls

Design Museum in London Opens Design Cities Exhibition

University of Richmond Museums Celebrates Inuit Art and Culture

Hokusai and Hiroshige Opens at The Ateneum Art Museum

The Body is Topic of Exhibition at Kansas City's Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Plains Art Museum Names Colleen Sheehy as Director/C.E.O

The Art Fund Brings Queen and Country to the Liverpool Biennial

The World of Yugen: Japanese Paper Artworks by Kyoko Ibe

September UBS 12 x 12 Presents Von Kommanivanh First Fridays

Unspeakable: The Artist as Witness to the Holocaust at Imperial War Museum

Kounter Kulture - In Kulture We Trust

Michener Art Museum's Capital Campaign Exceeds $10 Million

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

2.- Archaeologists report Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza built over an underground river

3.- United States returns long-lost Pablo Picasso painting "The Hairdresser" to France

4.- A year after discovery, no answers to a possible resting place of Alexander the Great

5.- National Art School Gallery presents major exhibition of work by Australian artist Rosemary Laing

6.- New Princess Diana wedding photographs up for auction at RR Auctions in Boston

7.- Gregory Crewdson's uncanny images of deceptively serene suburban life on view at the San Diego Museum of Art

8.- Foreigners, 10 men and 10 women, named to head some of Italy's greatest museums

9.- Tate Liverpool to show one of the most iconic works ever made by Henri Matisse

10.- Royals warn against paparazzi pictures of Prince George; Urged media to boycott their pictures

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site