canvas discussion

Directions: Watch this link of Mark Bradford discussing his Pickett’s Charge (curated by Evelyn C. Hankins and Stéphane Aguin, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, November 8, 2017–2021) and post a response. Then comment on two of your fellow students’ posts.

Questions: 1) How is Bradford’s cyclorama different and how similar to the the famous Gettysburg Cyclorama depicting Pickett’s failed charge on the Union forces, painted in 1883 by French artist Paul Philippoteaux? 2) What do you think this work says about, as Bradford puts it, “where we are as a nation”?