Jan Josef Horemans II was a Flemish artist, the son of one renowned painter and the nephew of another. Like them, he specialized in small anecdotal pictures that were enormously popular in the markets of the time. Reflecting scenes he witnessed around his native Antwerp, they often featured at least one character gazing out at the viewer as if to share the absurdity of the situation. In this case it is the young girl seated behind the kitchen counter holding a bowl with which she has been helping prepare the evening meal. Likely a servant, she points out the scene...
Created by: Horemans II, Jan Josef
In September 1893, Remington first met the man who would become his most famous collaborator, author Owen Wister. The two planned to work together on 8 or 9 illustrated stories for Harper's Monthly and Harpers Weekly. The son of a wealthy Philadelphia physician and grandson of fabled actress Fanny Kemble, Wister attended schools in Britain and Switzerland before attending Harvard where he was a classmate of Theodore Roosevelt. After trying several careers, Wister, who like Roosevelt was fascinated with the West, decided to try writing about life on the frontier. This story was about Corporal Specimen Jones who is called upon to keep peace in Boise, Idaho when...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
The Drama is an example of Social Realism, a popular style of the early 20th century influenced by Robert Henri and the Ashcan School. The painting includes expressionistic elements typical of Regionalism, a type of Social Realism championed by artists like Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry. However, Philipps urban subjects perhaps more closely resemble those of Ashcan School member Reginald Marsh, which depict the working classes at leisure. While Marsh depicted burlesque shows and Coney Island, Philipp has chosen to show his two working girls (less obviously bodacious than Marshs) in their balcony seats, caught up in the...
Created by: Philipp, Robert