The Ability to Find Beauty in Unpromising Places
September 21, 2022 4:31 AM   Subscribe

Thanks for this! We were at the Brooklyn Museum a few weeks ago and one of the kids was entranced by Charles Sheeler's Incantation; now I've got a whole modernist movement to toss at him!
posted by phooky at 5:38 AM on September 21 [3 favorites]

I love precisionist art - something about the cool elegance of the lines just appeals to me. I like Gerald Murphy's work - he's an interesting guy I can talk about forever, but instead I'll just link to this painting of his: Watch.
posted by PussKillian at 7:29 AM on September 21 [3 favorites]

Manhatta (1921) - Documentary Film by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler...
posted by jim in austin at 7:53 AM on September 21 [3 favorites]

I work in an industrial neighbourhood and for a long time it really depressed me. I found a local photographer who had taken some really beautiful photos of the area and I bought four to frame in my office. Sometimes you have to actively seek beauty to find it.
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:41 AM on September 21 [4 favorites]

phooky, Sheeler is a favorite of mine. Turn your kids on to trippy paintings like Ore Into Iron and On a Shaker Theme. Amazing.
posted by Sublimity at 12:46 PM on September 21 [3 favorites]

Reactor Core Art.
posted by clavdivs at 9:56 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]

The painting by Elsie Driggs mentioned in the article, Aeroplane, is gorgeous.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 11:34 PM on September 21 [3 favorites]

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