Sunday, May 18, 2008

Earl Cunningham's America

Earl Cunningham's America at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. "...Cunningham's imaginary landscapes are marvels of the unexpected and the unlikely: Pink flamingos dot the shoreline of the Maine coast, New England cottages sit at the edge of Florida swamps, Viking ships float in harbors with schooners, and Seminole Indians wear feathered headdresses. In this make-believe world, Cunningham presents a nostalgic view of the past in which life is simple and elements of modern life are absent. His fascination with the past was in line with a larger national revival of interest in vernacular culture and American folk art in the 1920s and 1930s."


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