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...

Events in Abstract Expressionism

EVENTS FOR ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, 1945-1955 In 1946, former British prime minister, Winston Churchill made his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in March at Fulton, Missouri.  According to Churchill, who had always been suspicious of Stalin, traditional fascism verses...

Abstract Expressionism, The Definition

DEFINING ABSTRACTION EXPRESSIONISM “Abstract Expressionism” was term coined by Alfred Barr in 1929 in reference to Vasily Kandinsky’s art.  “Abstract Expressionism,” as a term, was revived by Robert Coates in The New Yorker in 1946  to characterize work by...

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