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Art History – Background 1900-1920s: WWI, Futurists, the Fauves, Cubism, Purism; Dadist art & Cabaret Voltair (Zurich) & International Dada fair (Berlin) criticized system of language & art for causing war & death; industrialization of America; surrealism subconscious, dreams, doubling, chance, uncanny, motivated by Fascism vs. Communism; critique of art as an institution images are purely representative; organic architecture Major Artists: Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Le Corbusier, Ernst, Duchamp, Hugo Ball, Picabia, Hoch, Heartfield, Margritte, Dali, Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright !930-1950s: WWII, bombing of civilians by Germans in Spain; Mexican Mural movement; action painting & Abstract Expressionism new way of expressing formerly indescribable feelings, as a result of WWII, showed American spirit & macho attitude; Cold War & communism; iconoclasm, critiques of Abstract
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Unformatted text preview: Expressionism; ugly side of modernism techonology, war, violence Major Artists: Picasso, Ferrer, Rivera, Pollock, de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Rauschenberg 1960-1990s: pop art consumerism, art as a commodity, reflected popular culture; Performance art played with role of artist & audience, object & subject, & art itself, process is just as important as the final product; critiques on Abstract Expressionism & Surrealism; Vietnam War & protests; Civil Rights Movements (blacks & women); use of advertisement-style art; criticism of native culture; architecture represented the American Dream home; new post-modern style architecture; AIDS epidemic in America; Operation Desert Storm, Rodney King Trial & LA Riots Major Artists: Lichtenstein, Warhol, Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Gonzales-Torres,Wilson, Kruger, Hatoum, Cindy Sherman, Graves, Ghery...
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