Initially European immigrants to the Atlantic coast of North America tried to gain some control over new weather patterns & geography by creating physical spaces to meet their basic needs for shelter, food, family, health, & safety. Most continued to grow plants for food, but farm fields often became export enterprises. In the 18-19C, many gentry turned their gardens into art attempting to project a desired image to others - their wealth, power, refinement, beliefs, & knowledge.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
1700s Children with Flowers by American artists - Symbols or Real?
1730 Gerardus Duyckinck (Colonial American artist, 1695-1746) Girl in Blue Dress
1730s Charles Bridges (Colonial American artist, 1670-1747) Girls of the Grymes Family
1750 John Singleton Copley (American, artist, 1738–1815) Elizabeth Greenleaf
1755 John Singleton Copley (American artist, 1738-1815). The Gore Children