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Running Head: Historical Context of Images for your Virtual Art Gallery Tour

Historical Context of Images for your Virtual Art Gallery Tour

Louis Rodriguez

Jones International University

Historical Context of Images for your Virtual Art Gallery Tour


Broken Glass

By: Victor F. Gonzalez

Dated: 7/27/2012

Artist Victor F. Gonzalez and I quote “Forget for a moment what country your from, what race, what color, and what religion, we are all reaching out, life, and love. The moments that we live! Mr. Gonzalez is an ex-brother in law from East Broadway, New York. From my knowledge he was raised most of his life in the projects of the lower Eastside, my reminder of that area is the Brooklyn Bridge that obviously crosses from lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. To this day I’ve had nothing but great admiration for his artistic paintings and point of view.

I find Joey’s painting (It’s the name I always knew him by or called him, since he was a little child) somewhat Neo- Expressionist. Neo-Expressionism as we all know was practiced during the 1920s. According to a Mr. George Baselitz led a revival which dominated German Art in the 1970s. In Germany the return of expressionist art was part of a more general shift in society towards addressing the country’s modern history. Led by Mr. Baselitz revival in the 1980s this resurgence had become part of the international return to painting, in which very different artist, from Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente, to Jean Michael Besquiate, turned into expressionist, primitivist and romantic directions to create work that delved into history, and myth and affirmed redemptive power of art.

I believed that throughout these past decades Joey has formed an expressionist type and romantic type…...

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