As seen in the Frontispiece of this issue (page 3), American artists have long highlighted the world of industry in their paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Unfortunately, the dynamism of such historical images—the exciting throb of big things happening—has generally morphed into faded glory, visions of once-grand structures no longer operating at full capacity, if at all. Such scenes of melancholy and ruination possess their own charm, but industry and industriousness ain’t over yet; artists are finding ways to celebrate still-active sites, too. This spread, therefore, sets out a range of approaches being pursued by artists around the world. . .
(This article is featured within the November-December 2017 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur. To purchase this issue or subscribe, visit HERE.)