Later 20th century: Post-Modernism
I don't have big anxieties. I wish I did. I'd be much more interesting. - Roy Lichtenstein
World War II set the stage for the second half of the 20th century. The US and the Soviet Union became major nuclear powers. There are no limits for artists. The new center for art was from Paris to New York. Movements rapidly come and go and a new interest in environmental art starts.
Need to know dates:
1950 Abstract Expressionism
1960 Pop, Neo-dada
1970 Earth Art
1980 Post Modernism
* YouTube: Eva Hesse, Untitled
* YouTube: Louise Bourgeois's Maman
* YouTube: Chuck Close, Portrait in Progress
* Learn more about Mark Rothko and his paintings other than color fields from the National Gallery of Art, Wash. D.C.
* Chuck Close on The Colbert Report from a 2010 episode. He talks about his process, his disability, and his early and later portraits.
* Have Netflix? Watch Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides! Amazing site specific art!
* MOMA's collection of Louis Bourgeois's works which, involves themes of traumatic childhoods, spiders, motherhood, and animals and insects.
* Create a really interesting collage on MOMA's website
* Chris Ofili's The Holy Virgin Mary (pdf) and why it's controversial. Dialectical Journal template is here.
* Create your own Jackson Pollock painting
* Official Jackson Pollock page by Artsy They have a great collection of artists and galleries.
* The National Gallery of Art - learn more about Pollock and his early artworks, life, and processes of ACTION PAINTING
* Denotes 250 list image
Pollock Number 1
*De Kooning Woman I
Color Field Painting
Rothko Number 14
* Frankenthaler The Bay
Hesse Untitled (Rope Piece)
Hamilton Just What is it that… Rauschenberg Canyon
* Warhol Marilyn Diptych
* Oldenburg Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks
Close Self Portrait
Christo Surrounded Islands
* Smithson Spiral Jetty
* Kusama, Narcissus Garden
* Van der Rohe Seagram Building
Post Modern Style
* House in New Castle County
Ofili The Holy Virgin Mary
Chicago The Dinner Party
Kruger Your Gaze…