Art 2470-April 4-Am. Expressionism

Art 2470-April 4-Am. Expressionism - Art 2470 April 4, 2006...

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Art 2470 April 4, 2006 Unit #21 American Abstract Expressionism (AAE) or “The New York School” -American movement that merged after WWII -the European artist coming to America, bringing their ideas New York school “transitional” figure: Arshile Gorky Vosdanig Adoian= “Land of luxuriant growth” Armenia, object of racial cleansing Immegrant at age 15 Started teaching art classes in Boston, no previous training Studied many of the famous artist to eventually find style The Artist and His Mother , 1926-1936, o/c -from old photograph -studies Cezanne, most of the classic Picasso -compare: Boy in Red Vest , Cezanne or Three Women , Picasso Murals in Newark Airpor -Worked for WPA -Everyone was going back to realism -started working larger scale as result How my Mother’s Embroidered Apron Unfolds in My Life, 1944 -beautiful title -Cubism, Biomorphic Surrealism -dripping paint -compare: Battle of Fishes , Masson -became friends with Surrealist Th Mirror is the Cock’s Comb , 1944 -erotic, penis, Venus
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