Pohl, Ben Shahn
, with Ben Shahn
's Writings (San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1993), 82.
The very brief discussion of Wallace Berman (tacked on to the chapter on Ben Shahn
) seems somewhat beside the point as it is dismissive of the artist as someone, who, while he appropriated Hebrew letters and was apparently fascinated by their forms, did not use Jewish images from the point of view Baigell has taken in his book.
11, explores what realism means in works by Ben Shahn
, William Gropper, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and others; and it runs through Feb.
52-55) and surrounding sections, Levin describes the rivalry between politically conservative and left-wing Americanists, carefully placing Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, Paul Rosenfeld, Ben Shahn
, Alfred Stieglitz, and others in the political landscape, illustrating their diverse approaches to art, and explaining their relationship to Copland.
On the cover of his book (see below) is an illustration by Ben Shahn
called Sunday Painting, and that points toward Berry's weekly ritual: a solitary meditation on the way of life that he has created in this landscape, stray thoughts elevated to the level of formal poetry.
Bush, Ben Shahn
: The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti (Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1968).
Many artists, such as Thomas Hart Benton, Norman Rockwell, Ben Shahn
, and Grant Wood, created overtly propagandistic posters, illustrations, and paintings.
The Met does not sneak a Ben Shahn
from the Whitney into its American Wing catalogue just because it does not have a good one.
This first release of FSA-OWI photographs also includes work by Ben Shahn
, Gordon Parks, Marion Post Wolcott, Carl Mydans, John Vachon, Jack Delano, John Collier, and others.
The critical judgements that are made tend to be obvious - that a muted background will accentuate the subject, or that the painter uses |soft, lyrical color to evoke subtle emotion', or that in Miners' Wives Ben Shahn
uses space 'to create psychological effects'.
Throughout his life, Ben Shahn
paid close attention to the human heart; for those who know his art, the heart beats a little steadier.