MID-ATLANTIC STATES

In the Mid-Atlantic States, the artwork tended to focus more on armed conflict with the British and Indians rather than opposition to political tyranny like in New England (ParK and Markovitz).As previously mentioned, the murals often reflected geographical differences within the states; murals in the large eastern seaboard cities are ambitious;those elsewhere evoke the smallness of the towns in the central parts and the overwhelming presence of heavy industry and mining in the west(park and Markovitz).

One can get the sense that the settlers in the mid-Atlantic states pushed the Indians westward to make room for a new nation, and fouth and won the military victories that made the nation possible. The murals, specifically as an art form in this instance not only tell the story of the history of the region, but also suggest reasons for certain strains of thought and different types of action that takes place in different geographic locations.

In terms of the WPA project, the art was generally regarded as reflective of life. It was only when interpretations went astray and creativity was haulted that conflict regarding the true authenticity of New Deal Art arose to pose questions about the geniuness of the history that was being remembered and the culture people were being made to feel a part of.

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