The History of Feminism

FEMINIST ART Part One  Voices of the Other “…one is not born, but rather one becomes a woman…its is civilization as a whole that produces this creature…” Simone de Beauvoir What is “feminism?” What is “Feminist Art History?” What is “Feminist Art?”  From the...

Earth Art

 ART OF THE ENVIRONMENT One of the last important “movements,” Earth Art or Environmental Art or Land Art,  was an inevitable extension of Minimal Art and Process Art.  Combining elements of both movements, Earth Art moved art out of the galleries and museums, often...

Process Art

 ART AS PROCESS  Definition When the peripatetic artist, Robert Morris, abandoned his hollow gray wooden Minimal objects and pinned to the wall a cascade of felt folding itself into resplendent labial folds relaxing into a pool of material on the floor, the art world...

Pop Art in Europe

 EURO POP American art history has tended to assume that something called “Pop Art” existed in Europe and has introduced a select group of European artists as examples.  However, only London wholeheartedly embraced American popular culture, while other...

Introduction to Pop Art

DEFINING ART AS POPULAR CULTURE DEFINING POPULAR CULTURE AS ART Introduction “A walk down 14th street is more amazing than any masterpiece of art,” commented Allan Kaprow, a Pop artist in New York.  This statement sums up what Pop Art was reacting to and...

Gutai in Japan

GUTAI 1950-1960  PERFORMANCE ART IN JAPAN Gutai Art does not alter the material. Gutai Art imparts life to the material. Gutai Art does not distort the material. In Gutai Art, the human spirit and the material shake hands with each other, but keep their distance.  The...

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