Posted by Timmons in Lectures, tags: pop art
We concluded the semester by looking at pop art.
Richard Hamilton "Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?" 1956
We focused primarily on works by Robert Rauschenberg,
Robert Rauschenberg "Estate" 1963
Jasper Johns "Flag" 19554-55
Roy Lichtenstein "Whaam!" 1963
and Andy Warhol.
Andy Warhol "210 Coca-Cola Bottles" 1962
- Chapter 21: Pop Art and Europe’s New Realism
This lecture we reviewed some of the major trends in European art after the second world war by looking at the art of Jean Dubuffet,
Jean Dubuffet "Dhotel nuance d’abricot" 1947
Jean Fautrier, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana,
Lucio Fontana "Concetto Spatiale" 1959
and Francis Bacon.
Francis Bacon "Painting" 1947
From there we moved back to the United States to look at trends in abstraction in the 1960s by viewing the works of Helen Frankenthaler,
Helen Frankenthaler "Mountains and Sea" 1952
and Morris Louis.
Morris Louis "Nun" 1959
We closed the lecture by looking at op art and some work by Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley.
Bridget Riley "Cataract" 1967
- Chapter 20: Postwar European Art
- Chapter 22: Sixties Abstraction
Today, after completing the lecture, we moved to the Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery to view the work of Lisa Macbride and Liza Martin. This on-campus “field trip” was for our third (and last) non-quiz in-class assignment.
- Pick one work of Macbrides and one work of Martins and, based BOTH on the work itself and the statements made by the artists, explain how each of the two works chosen can be associated with styles or specific artists covered this semester.Determine what elements from any of the styles (or artists) are present in the work or that the artist’s methods/explanations would indicate. Then write, a minimum of two paragraphs, on how your two works illustrate elements of those styles or artists. Be specific.
- Finally, compare and contrast the two styles of these artists based on their work as a whole.Again, use the subject matter of the work, manner/method of execution, and the artist statements to complete this. Be specific and be clear.
Make sure you
- Type your paper (I will not accept anything handwritten)
- Include your name
- The title of the work you chose.
Due: in class, Wednesday December 10, 2008
We began the last quarter of the semester by discussing the shift of the art world to New York City after World War II.
We looked at the work of two artists who served as direct links to the new style of abstract expressionism: Hans Hofmann
Hans Hofmann, "Rising Moon" 1964
and Arshile Gorky.
Arshile Gorky, "Garden in Sochi" 1943
We then focused on the two primary sides of what is called abstract expressionism: action painting in the works of Willem de Kooning
Willem de Kooning, "Excavation" 1950
and Jackson Pollock.
Jackson Pollock, "Lavender Mist" 1950
And color field painting in the works of Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko, "Orange and Yellow" 1956
We then went to the art gallery to begin our last in-class assignment.
- Chapter 19: Abstract Expressionism and the New American Sculpture
We had our third exam today.
Next class we will begin Chapter 19 – Abstract Expressionism and the New American Sculpture.