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20th century modern art - Karen W

  1. 1. Mid 20th Century Art is characterized by: A lot of collages, simplistic designs, repetition, statementpieces, messiness, boldness, color; bothbright and muted tones, intellectual and political guises and consumerism
  2. 2. New York SchoolInfluenced by Expressionism, Cubism, European Modernism, Surrealism, Zen Buddhism and Jungian Psychoanalysis Abstract Expressionism was the result of this mélange The community culture of Greenwich Village influenced the tone of the art producedThere was an inherent freedom and looseness present in the art of this generation
  3. 3. The Second Generation of the New York School The second generation was more academic in their artistic pursuits Univerity and Art Academy experiences colored their productions This resulted in more concise lines, cohesion and precision It was more about execution than meaningful substance
  4. 4. Focus on the Color Field Giant canvases covered with color and simple lines and shapeMeant to be a consuming experience as if the viewer were actually IN the piece of art
  5. 5. Focus on the Figure Much of the art depicting people from this era is sobering and inspiringThe artists attempt to invite us to face our own humanity and moralityThere was also a lot of distortion and playfulness with the human figure and faces
  6. 6. Francis BaconFrancis Bacon was an Irish-born Britishpainter who was known for hissadistic, dreary and often shockingpaintingsA lot of Bacons work was inspired by ascreaming nurse in the silent filmBattleship Potemkin and he becameobsessed with portraying peoplescreaming
  7. 7. Another of Bacons most notable pieces was arendition of Diego Velasquezs Portrait of Pope Innocent X done in the 17th century
  8. 8. Another painting of Bacons features the Pope with slabs of beef as regal columns in the background; titled Figure With Meat
  9. 9. Joan Miro was a Spanish surrealist who moved to France to escape the Civil War He most revered Van Gogh and Cezanne He shunned conventional paintingmethods and a main goal of his was to upset rich society
  10. 10. Another premiere artist of this time was Jackson Pollock Here is a picture of him and hiswife Lee Krasner who also enjoyed some popularity as an artist
  11. 11. Pollock began to study painting in 1929 at the Art Students League in New York under the Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton Regionalism depicted a lot of good ol Americanscenery and bridged the gap between abstract art and realist art Pollocks "drip technique painting" was inspiredby exercises he learned in Bentons class while he was a student
  12. 12. Minimal Art - Nonobjective, pure and simpleMain focus is the space, shape andmaterials usedOften executed by skilled workers and notthe artist who came up with the idea
  13. 13. Op Art (Optical Painting)Uses line, light and color to distort the image and tricks the eyes of the viewerThe Op Art scene popularity was shortlived but the "busy" and crazy patterns also inspired fashion of the 60s
  14. 14. Conceptual Art Also known as "idea art" Dada is an example of conceptualismThe artists thought is more important than the actual materializationSometimes the "art" merely was just a thought or concept Masterpiece Concepteual Art by Me: Go to a buffet and spill all of the containers upside down. Voila! genius.
  15. 15. Pop ArtAlthough itd been heavily Americanized, Pop Art originated in England The term "pop" was coined by an English critic named Lawrence Alloway in 1954, referencing universal images of "popular culture" on billboards, movie posters, advertisements and in periodicals One of the creators, British artist Richard Hamilton, was influenced by Marcel Duchamps rebellious ideals of art
  16. 16. Pop Art was often used in advertising and generally featured mundane, everyday objects or popular public figures It spoke for advertisers or society, highly unpersonalized, lacking the artists heart or soul
  17. 17. Andy Warhol was perhaps the most renowned pop artist Many regard him as a brilliant artistic genius but he eventually became a bit of a tool solely creating commercial art
  18. 18. Pop Art in Propaganda and Pinup Art Pop Art was heavily featured in advertising and also propaganda topersuade the public to do what those in charge wanted Female figures were used in a lot ofadvertising but also for purely aestheticor unmentionable purposes in Pinup Art