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Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:29 AM

18. thank you, Cha! I love French Impressionism and was able to see that one when in Paris

 

at Musee d'Orsay.

The one in the oval office is called "The Avenue in the Rain". Here are some comments about the painting:


http://lisaconfetti.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/patriotic-masterpiece-hanging-in-the-oval-office/

The Avenue in the Rain (Flag Day), 1917, is one of a series of over 25 patriotically inspired flag paintings by Childe Hassam (1858-1935), a leading American impressionist artist. Prominent and prolific, Hassam helped popularize the impressionist style among American collectors, and the paintings in his flag series are his most significant late works.

The series was inspired by the May 13, 1916 Preparedness Day, an enormous parade along New Yorkís Fifth Avenue that was the first large scale public demonstration of support for US involvement in the European conflict that was to become World War I. Staged along the most splendid parade route in the country, the Preparedness Day Parade numbered more than 137,000 marching laborers, businessmen, mothers, doctors and teachers. The event lasted almost thirteen hours.


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