Art and Labour
This May 1st, for International Workers' Day, Art Explora Academy offers you a playlist dedicated to the representation of workers in art. Take a look at 19th century painting and discover how at that time, from Millet to Caillebotte, the industrial revolution and social revolutions became great subjects for painting!
Gustave Caillebotte, The Floor Scrapers (Les raboteurs de parquet), 1875, oil on canvas, 102 x 146.5 cm (Musée d’Orsay, Paris). Speakers: Dr. Parmi Giuntini, Director of Art History, Otis College of Art and Design and Dr. Robert Summers, lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Content produced by : Smart History
On the agenda
video - 3:26
Caillebotte, The Floor Scrapers
video - 4:29
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life
video - 4:53
Hung Liu on guns, art, history, forced labor, and taboos
By: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
video - 4:46
Work, war, and racism: Bearden’s Factory Workers
video - 7:30
What Is Realism?
By: National Galleries of Scotland