“Walker Evans began to photograph in the late 1920s, making snapshots during a European trip. Upon his return to New York, he published his first images in 1930. During the Great Depression, Evans began to photograph for the Resettlement Administration, later known as the Farm Security Administration (FSA), documenting workers and architecture in the Southeastern states. In 1936 he traveled with the writer James Agee to illustrate an article on tenant farm families for Fortune magazine; the book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men came out of this collaboration.
Throughout his career Evans contributed photographs to numerous publications, including three devoted solely to his work. In 1965 he left Fortune, where he had been a staff photographer for twenty years, to become a professor of photography and graphic design at Yale University. He remained in the position until 1974, a year before his death.”
Image and text taken from The J. Paul Getty Museum (Not known) Walker Evans, Available at: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1599/walker-evans-american-1903-1975/(Accessed: 05/04/2017).
“André Lhote was a French Cubist painter, art critic, and teacher. He was born on July 5, 1885 in Bordeaux, France and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, initially influenced by the post-Impressionistic works of Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. Lhote later fell into the influential Parisian Cubist Group known as the Section d’Or, which included Marcel Duchamp, Jean Metzinger, and the poet Guillaume Apollinaire. His major works during this period include Cordes (1912) and Le Porte of Bordeaux(1914), paintings that combined the aesthetics of Cubism’s angularity with the bright palette of post-Impressionism. After serving in the French army during World War I, Lhote began contributing articles to the Nouvelle Revue Française and founded his own painting school, instructing artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Margaret LaFranc. He was awarded the Grand Prix National de Peinture in 1955, and in 1957, Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris hosted a solo exhibition of his work. He died on January 24, 1962 in Paris, France.”
Image and text taken from artnet (2017) André Lhote (French, 1885–1962), Available at: http://www.artnet.com/artists/andré-lhote/ (Accessed: 05/04/2017).
“Peripeteia is a sudden change in a story which results in a negative reversal of circumstances. Peripeteia is also known as the turning point, the place in which the tragic protagonist’s fortune changes from good to bad. This literary device is meant to surprise the audience, but is also meant to follow as a result of a character’s previous actions or mistakes. According to Aristotle, peripeteia is the single most important and powerful element of plot in a tragedy. Peripeteia is meant to cause fear and pity in the audience upon witnessing the tragic twist of fate which abruptly ruins the life of the protagonist. Peripeteia provides a point of shock and dismay in a complex plot, often ironically weaving previous actions with their present effects. Peripeteia provides the tragic plot with surprise and emotional complexity.”
Text taken from LITERARY TERMS (Not known) Peripeteia, Available at: https://literaryterms.net/peripeteia/ (Accessed: 05/04/2017).