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Modern Art Monday Presents: Charles Sheeler, Americana

charles sheeler americana photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Between 1926 and 1934, Charles Sheeler produced seven paintings and several photographs of the interior of his home in South Salem, New York. Prominently featured in all of them is his collection of early American furnishings.  Although he rendered each object with perfectionist clarity. he treated the composition as an abstract design, enlivened by his unusual choice of perspective as exampled in this piece, Americana (1931).

Photographed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.