Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Civil War Art Revival
Nowadays, the Civil War is still on the minds of Americans. Movies and museums are being made to commemorate the historic event in history. Even though the civil war was a dark time in American History; it still is something that helped shape the United States to be what it is. Artwork depicting the Civil War is not always accurate because many battles scenes had hundreds of corpses on the battleground. Artists were worried about how their artwork would be received with the gory battle scenes. According to many museum curators: “The Civil War and American Art” revisits the history of American painting and asks why art historians have often overlooked the impact of the Civil War on American artists. Many contemporary artists are now recreating scenes from this time capsuled war. This is a growing trend for recreations and it will continue to grow.