The City from Greenwich Village
John Sloan
The City from Greenwich Village
John French Sloan (American; American Realism, The Eight, Ashcan School; 1871–1951): The City from Greenwich Village, 1922. Oil on canvas, 66 x 85.7 cm (26 x 33-3/4 inches). The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



'The City from Greenwich Village is a lyrical celebration of the vitality and excitement of life in lower Manhattan. Looking south over Sixth Avenue from the artist's Washington Place studio on a rainy winter evening, electric light merges with moonlight ...

This urban imagery may be seen as a precursor to American art of the 1960s, when Pop artists appropriated advertising motifs and Photo-realists immortalized the architectural richness of New York.' (© National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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American Realism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_realism



Ashcan School: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashcan_School