The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Social Realism - a print game

Match the artist with the print and the technique and you win a prize. The prize is Nel's recipe for the most evil chocolate cake to ever grace the shop













Raphael Soyer
JOHN SLOAN
SALVATORE ANTONIO GUARINO
PEGGY BACON

During the 1930's their work was typical of the Social Realism practiced by the American Scene painters, depicting the lives of working people with sympathy and at times a touching air of melancholy,


16 comments:

Meagan said...

I would say that the 1st one is John Sloan, the 2nd and 3rd ones are Peggy Bacon, the 4th one is Salvatore Antonio Guarino and the Last one is Raphael Soyer, I really like the last one by Raphel Soyer, I love his use of line, it looks like a sketch and I love that!dh

amber said...

I don't know who made what, but the last one is amazing. Love it. All of the others are great too, but the last one especially caught my eye. The line quality is amazing.

carly said...

these are gorgeous! i love the line etching feel. These prints feel very real to me. I do not know the exact artisits, but according to meagan, the last one is Raphel Soyer!!

libbyhansen said...

In searching, I have to agree with Meagan on the order of artists and I do know that the Soyer one is ethching. I love the use of light and shadow in the four black ink ones and I think the color one is mysterious in a E.A. Poe sense of the word.

Trin said...

I like the use of line in Sloan's (the first one) and the "softness" of Bacon's (the second one). :0)

DaniL said...

I think meagan's right as far as the order...excellent prints, and the subject matter is intriguing as well (up my alley, for sure). See you all tomorrow...hope it's ALMOST as neat as I left it on saturday morning ;P

yuga said...

etching is hard... i want know the process those masters used...

Bec★ said...

props to meagan for getting on so fast! that cake must be quite the incentive! :P delish

impressive prints none the less!
see u bitches soon

lachness said...

ditto in the whole order spiel, Raphel Soyer is for sure the last one. Very expressive lines in all of them

carly d said...

as much as i despise crosshatching these prints are amazing. i love love love the last one...raphel soyer. i shall now google him. i think i have a new favorite printmaker.

vsmith said...

Meagan is right because most of the images have the link with the printmaker's name in its properties...

I like number 2 (Bacon) a lot, there is a lot of great values. Number 4 (Guarino) is also interesting because it looks simplistic but detailed...the brush stroke-like quality and colors on this print stand out to me.

Nels said...

Social Realism, wasn't that a movement controlled by the Popular Front, an organization by the Communist just prior to WWII? They were trying to use artists for propaganda purposes.

Anyway, in keeping with the sport of the quest here, the winner gets the recipe. Of course, everyone else gets it too!

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TURTLE CHEESECAKE
Printed from COOKS.COM

2 c. vanilla wafer crumbs
6 tbsp. melted butter
1 lb. caramels
5 oz. evaporated milk
1 c. chopped pecans
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c. melted chocolate chips

Mix crumbs and butter. Press into bottom of 9" spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Melt caramels together with milk over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour over the crust. Top with nuts. Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla over medium speed until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each. Blend in chocolate; mix well. Pour over nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Loosen rim of the spring form pan as soon as you remove cake from oven. Cool totally before removing rim from pan. Chill.

Lisa said...

I agree with all Meagan's answers.

Especially, loving the use of line throughout the images. It makes me want to draw on copper!

BIGbadbabyben said...

That last one, "Girl with Parted Lips," reminds me of that giant painting at the Milwaukee Art Museum. They may be unflattering portraits, but they're more REAL than most idealized images of women.

Meagan said...

I thought I should let you know Joel that both of the Meagan and Meagan Rhodes Blog links go to my blog and not the other Megan's blog. I kept forgetting to tell you so here it is.

Jessica Mootz said...

Well I guess I am shit out of luck. I agree with all of Megaens matches. All of them have such an amazing use of line etch. I love the raw look they acheive with the lines and black ink.