How did the Great Depression and the New Deal influence art and

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How did the Great Depression and the New Deal
influence art and literature? Did literature
during the 1930’s present a positive or negative
view on American Society?
SABRINA B.
ALEX B.
ZALEA O.
ALICIA N.
How did the Great Depression and the
New Deal influence art and literature?
oT h e t i m e p e r i o d g a v e r i c h m a t e r i a l t o w o r k w i t h
 inspiration*
o Great Depression, had such devastating affects
= deep emotion
= great art and literature pieces
Did literature during the 1930’s
present a positive or negative view of
American Society?
o America was known as:
-
the place to be
freedom
money
where dreams come true
o America during Great Depression:
- sadness
- no hope
- poverty
o Literature portrayed the loss and how America was affected
during the Great Depression = negative way
Literature
o Dashiell Hammett
o Known for:
o
o
detective stories
short stories
o Agatha Cristie
o
Skilled writer of 1930
o
Famous for her mysteries
o John Steinbeck:
o Grapes of Wrath = one of the best depictions of farmer
life during the great depression
Artists
o Dorthea Lange
o
o
Influential photographer
of 1930
Known as one of the
greatest documentary
photographers
o Grant Wood
o
o
Famous painter
Best known piece =
American Gothic
o
Inspiration from Great
Depression
Diagram
Great Depression
Art and Literature
Grapes of Wrath, American Gothic,
East of Eden, And Then There Were None, Death
on the Nile, The Mysterisous Affair at Styles
Key Words
o New deal: the program designed to alleviate the
problems of the Great Depression
o Great Depression: the economic crisis beginning
with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing
through the 1930’s
o American Gothic: painting by Grant Wood, one of
the most famous portrayals of America’s rural life
during the Great Depression
What was the painting that
depicted two poor farmers during
the Great depression called?
A ) GRAPES OF WRATH
B ) AMERICAN GOTHIC
C ) POOR DIRT FARMERS
D ) AMERICAN PRIDE
What was the painting that depicted two
poor farmers during the Great Depression
painted by Grant Wood, called?
B) AMERICAN GOTHIC
How did the Great Depression
and the New Deal serve as an
influence in art and literature?
A ) AS AN INSPIRATION
B ) IT DIDN’T INFLUENCE
C ) HINDERED THE
CREATIVITY OF ARTISTS
D ) ALL OF THE ABOVE
How did the Great Depression and
the New Deal serve as an influence
in art and literature?
A) AS AN INSPIRATION

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