Trinity Church and Wall Street1929 by Bertram Hartman

Painted in the year of the stock market crash at the end of the decade, Trinity Church and Wall Street captures Manhattan’s financial district and the energy of the modern city. Technologically advanced skyscrapers tower over the old gothic architecture of Trinity Church, commenting on society’s skewed priorities at the time. With this perspective, Hartman suggests that material needs have surpassed spiritual ones, which was a timely message leading up to the stock market crash.
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