Early American Art
American art was developing and started to deviate from European styles. Portraits now had more emotion and a certain feeling associated with them. Landscape paintings were much more popular, capturing the beauty of the new American land. Birds, Native Americans, symbols, and vivid colors were all elements used by artists at this time. George Catlin helped protect the culture of Native Americans with bright rich colored paintings. Folk art was popular among the ordinary people, i.e. untrained common "folk", that had fairly simple materials and patriotic symbols.
The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear. - John James Audubon (bird artist)
Early American Music
American music was growing unique as well, with traces of European influence. For example many songs had the same tune but different lyrics. European music was played at balls, and dances. Composers had songs with patriotic lyrics, showing their pride for their country and giving to the demand of the public. American was also very much present in the cultures of slaves, by using older hymns to create their own type of music and song called a spiritual. Other poplar songs included minstrels, classical music, and patriotic anthems. As a whole, music became a important part of American culture, as Americans started to created their own types.
Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print. -Thomas Moore (a very popular songwriter)
fiddles, flutes, and violins are very popular.
Early American Literature
As music and art begun to developed, so did literature. I happen to read a certain Davy Crockett book, I must say it was certainly.....interesting. This man tells tall tales of his life as an American "hero", hunting, and scouting. The pioneer fought intense creatures and living out in the wild with his trusty gun. Writers made new stories and poems showing strong patriotism and American places. The stories also were influenced by normal everyday life with twists, giving the public relatable characters and interesting stories.
Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. -Davy Crockett
Though some say that not all life in the early 1800's was as perfect and "good". Women are uneducated and thought as lesser than a man. Most African Americans are slaves and the free ones are still thought as dangerous, can't get employed, can't travel, can't own guns, and are segregated. Native Americans are getting pushed from their land and getting illnesses from the foreign bacteria.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. -Alexis de Tocqueville
whips were used to punish slaves
Americans are proud for their country in basically all aspects of life. Music artists created patriotic songs to supply the demand. Writers had poems and stories taking place in important American events. Painting depict more and more of their new landscape and features.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. -Alexis de Tocqueville
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