Armory Show 100

An abstract painting got WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking as she visited the Montclair Art Museum...

 

The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 opens at The Montclair Art Museum on Sunday, February 17th.


For more on the Armory show, check out Culture Shock 1913, in which Sara Fishko explores an unsettling, shocking era of sweeping changes and the ways in which it mirrors our own uncertain age.

A quirky take on Cubism: The Cubies

Sara Fishko spoke to Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator at the Montclair Art Museum, about a curiosity called The Cubies -- a satirical primer on Cubism, published in 1913, that makes light of the then-shocking style of art.

 

Credit-
Mary Mills Lyall, author, and Earl Harvey Lyall, illustrator

The Cubies’ ABC
, Book (New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons), 19136 x 8 in.
Francis M. Naumann and Marie T. Keller, Yorktown Heights, NY

 


WNYC Production Credits...

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

Associate Producer: Laura Mayer

Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

 

SEE BELOW | Some of the art from The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913

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Manierre Dawson, Untitled (Wharf Under Mountain), 1913
Manierre Dawson, Untitled (Wharf Under Mountain), 1913

Oil on canvas
18 x 22 in.

( Norton Museum of Art, Purchase, the R.H. Norton Trust, 69.5 )
William Glackens, Family Group, 1910/1911
William Glackens, Family Group, 1910/1911

Oil on canvas
71 15/16 x 84 in.

( National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Glackens 1971.12.1, Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington )
Marsden Hartley
Marsden Hartley

Still Life No. 1, 1912
Oil on canvas
31 ½ x 25 5/8 in.

( Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald, 1931.184 )
Oscar Bluemner, "Hackensack River," ca. 1912
Oscar Bluemner, "Hackensack River," ca. 1912

Oil on canvas
20 x 30 ¼ in.

( Collection of the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL. 2000.15.011. Museum purchase made possible by William J. and Suzanne V. von Liebig. )
Edward Hopper, "Sailing," 1911
Edward Hopper, "Sailing," 1911

Oil on canvas
24 x 29 in.

( Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Beal in honor of the Sarah Scaife Gallery, 72.43 )
Jo Davidson, "Seated Female Nude," 1913
Jo Davidson, "Seated Female Nude," 1913

Bronze
13 ½ x 7 ½ x 14 in.

( The Angerman Collection )
John Marin, "St. Paul's, Lower Manhattan (Broadway, St. Paul's Church)," 1912
John Marin, "St. Paul's, Lower Manhattan (Broadway, St. Paul's Church)," 1912

Watercolor on paper
18 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.

( Delaware Art Museum, Gift of John L. McHugh, 1957 © 2012 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York )
Walter Pach, "The Wall of the City," 1912
Walter Pach, "The Wall of the City," 1912

Oil on canvas
18 x 24 in.

( Courtesy of Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York )
Henri Matisse, "Nude in a Wood (Nu dans la forêt; Nu assis dans le bois)," 1906
Henri Matisse, "Nude in a Wood (Nu dans la forêt; Nu assis dans le bois)," 1906

Oil on board mounted on panel
16 x 12 ¾ in.
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George F. Of, 52.150

( © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York )
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