Art and Culture  Science and Technology  Exhibition 

‘Cult of the Machine’

de Young Museum, San Francisco


Charles Sheeler, Classic Landscape (1931)

Precisionism emerged in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s, with a style clearly influenced by the European avant-gardes – especially Purism, Cubism, and Futurism –, as well as a willingness to reflect the economic and social changes resulting from industrialization in North America. The optimism and distrust sparked by the virtues and dangers of the technological progress that gave meaning to this artistic production constitute a conflict of topical relevance, on which the Museum of Fine Arts of San Francisco invites us to meditate through its exhibition, ‘Cult of the Machine.’... [+]

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