The jet stream normally flows westward over the Gulf of Mexico and then turns northward pulling up moisture and dumping rain onto the Great Plains. During the 1930s, this low level jet stream weakened, carrying less moisture, and shifted further south. The Great Plains land dried up and dust storms blew across the U.S.
America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s
New York in the mid 1930’s in Color!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What was art like in the 1930s?
During the 1930s many debated whether quality art had to follow the trends set by European modernism or if it could be realistic and follow regional traditions. Modernist painting tended to be abstract, portraying feelings rather than scenes. Modernists saw people as alienated from each other and from the world.
What type of art was popular during the 1930s?
The 1920s and '30s saw the emergence of a series of seminal new European art movements, including Art Deco, Cubism and Surrealism, among others.
Who were some American artists of the 1930s?
These are works which have rarely been seen together, by artists ranging from Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper to Thomas Hart Benton, Philip Guston and more. Perhaps the most celebrated work of them all, Grant Wood's iconic American Gothic (1930), has never left North American shores before.
What was the change in America in the 1930s?
Besides economic and political change, the 1930s also saw a change in attitude toward civil rights. Racism was deeply rooted in many areas of American life, and Roosevelt wanted to solve the growing problem.
What was the landscaping like during the Great Depression?
Campfires, bowling greens, putting greens, and croquet grounds were among the more common landscape features. The decade of the Great Depression saw little advancement on the landscaping front.
What was life like in America in the 1930s?
As the American society and economy struggled to emerge from years long depression, the decade 1930s started off with hopelessness and scarcity. The 1930s saw the Great American Dream transform into a nightmare as the land of hope and optimism became a land of despair and depravity.
What was the style of landscaping in the 1950's?
And just as it affected most aspects of life in the 50s, it influenced the type and style of landscaping that was popular in suburbia. The sprawling lawn and decorative shrubbery of this former estate in Massachusetts (now the home of Stonehill College) are a great example of 1950s landscape architecture.