Youth and Beauty: Art of the American TwentiesJune 26th, 2012 Posted in Antiques and Vintage, Art, East Side, Galleries/Museums/Exhibits
The Cleveland Museum of Art is on a roll. Rembrandt was inspiring, the buildings are looking pretty spiffy, they have an interesting exhibition lineup for the next few years, and Solstice 2012 was sold out, twice, within hours. On July 1st, Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties opens with more than 130 works of art from more than 60 painters, photographers and sculptors who present the new realism of the Flapper era.
Youth and Beauty originated at the Brooklyn Museum, traveled to the Dallas Museum of Art and is concluding here in Cleveland. The art works of the new, modern world of the 20′s focus on both the natural and industrial. Many of the paintings present “the new portrait form of choice”*, expressing the human body in strikingly sensual ways.
The modern industrial times and the mechanization of society are represented in works of art that are spare, and even austere, with barren landscapes and cityscapes.
Somehow, they seem to be totally relevant to today’s society.
The changing times, both then and now…
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties
July 1, 2012 – September 16, 2012
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd., University Circle