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Wayne Thiebaud, Country City, 1988, Etching and aquatint, Leslie Sacks Contemporary. Click to inquire

While artists often created landscapes as an idyllic escape from civilization's chaos, the industrialization of modern world was immortalized in impressionistic works by Degas and Manet.

Guy Carleton Wiggins, Along Central Park on Snowy Day, Oil on canvas, David Dike Fine Art. Click to inquire

Reginald Marsh, Locomotive, 1929, Watercolor on paper, Godel & Co. Fine Art. Click to inquire

With panoramas now including the steaming presence of the new railways, the integration of the industrial sphere and the environment seemed solidified. Today, an artist's depiction of mechanical feats: factories, highways and even skyscrapers within the natural world can reflect underlining environmental and political concerns.

Henry Villierme, Freeway Overpass, 1995, Oil on canvas, William A. Karges Fine Art. Click to inquire

Milton Avery, Industry, Watercolor and gouache on paper, Questroyal Fine Art. Click to inquire

Paul Ching-Bor, Currencies, Hudson VIII, Watercolor on paper, Eckert Fine Art Gallery + Art Consulting. Click to inquire

Nonetheless, these works demonstrate the documentary purposes of art. While majestic views of the sunset and sunrise (as featured in our post Night & Day) project an idealized perspective of the world, FADA has an equal holding of works which depict the new American landscape of neon lights, roadsigns, and machines.

Norvin Baker, Circle Theatre at Night (Monument Circle, Indianapolis), Oil on canvas laid on board, Eckert & Ross Fine Art. Click to inquire

Frank Train, Victor Mine, Oil, David Cook Fine Art. Click to inquire