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MIT 4.602 , Modern Art and Mass Culture (HASS-D) Spring 2004 Professor Caroline A. Jones Lecture Notes History, Theory and Criticism Section, Department of Architecture Week 10, Lecture 2 POSTWAR PRIMITIVES: The Jackson Pollock Case I. Existentialism and Surrealism in Paris and New York A. Recall, Surrealism in NY exile in the ‘40s: 1) Masson, Ernst, Matta; Peggy Guggenheim “Art of This Century” Gallery 2) Influence on New York School/ Abstract Expressionism (Adolph Gottlieb as exemplar) B. Wols (1947), Giacometti (1950s), and Dubuffet (1950) crucial exhibitions in NY C. American primitivism and the Jungian archetype II. Jackson Pollock A. Fortunes of Public Art: from Mexican muralists to Mural (portable; no longer part of the wall) B. Pollock’s modernism per Greenberg (via Jones): industrial body disciplines B. Pollock and publicity: how to read “Action Painting. ..” III. “Jackson broke the ice” – an abstract public art? A. De Kooning’s gesture and the body
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