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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 3

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 3: This episode looks at America's most controversial cultural territory - the interstitial America of small towns and trailer parks.     As his road trip takes him from Iowa to Tennessee, Waldemar Januszczak discovers how this much maligned territory had an immensely beneficial impact on American art. From the small town brilliance of Grant Wood, to the small town alienation of Edward Hopper, to the spooky Dust Bowl…

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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 2

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 2: This episode is set in the American metropolis - the soaring new cities of the East Coast with their futuristic skylines and lofty skyscrapers.     But instead of looking up at the futuristic towers, Waldemar Januszczak explores the squalid boxing rings painted by George Bellows, Reginald Mash's decadent awaydays on Coney Island and the crazy escape into theosophy and abstraction mounted by Thomas Wilfred. The film culminates…

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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 1

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 1 : Series looking at American art. The first episode is set in the Wild West and begins with the sublime art of the Hudson River School, whose 19th-century evocations of the vastness of America did so much to fuel the myth of the promised land. A history of American art with Waldemar Januszczak.     Another huge influence was the mysterious rock art of Native Americans, which set…

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