Railroad Switching Yards, 1975

Lloyd W. Schnell
Railroad Switching Yards, 1975

The straight lines and defined spaces of Schnell's train cars and railroad yard are in sharp contrast to the visually descriptive nineteenth-century images of railroads and the railroad depot interiors that other twentieth-century artists presented as sacred spaces. The industrial and commercial nature of the railroad is made clear in Schnell's construction of this man-made environment.

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  • Citation: N-439
  • Date: 1975