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The Art of Industry

Sandra Shaw

Presented at: OCON 2021

Date: Aug 31, 2021

How has man’s productive life been portrayed in visual art? Most art has shown man’s religious and political life in countless images of gods, rulers, battles and biblical myth. But how has art portrayed human creativity and industry? This discussion explores the art of industry in terms of the view of life that art can reflect. The slide presentation surveys images from ancient Greek craftsmen to the Renaissance merchants of Europe, the Dutch Golden Age market to the modern industrial landscape.


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