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