Assignment 5, Spring 2015

Posted below is a great, classic, video in five parts.  Entertaining and opinionated, Robert Hughes gives you a spirited interpretation of late twentieth century art. He was one of the most famous and controversial art critics of the twentieth century.

Black Books are due this week and are not accepted late (assignments 1-5).
Section 01, Wednesday, April 29.
Section 02, Thursday, April 30.
Section 04, Friday, May 01.

1 and 2. Understanding Post-World War II Art. This is an important video to watch if you want to understand this very critical period in art history. (the passionate)
Artists
Pollock
DeKooning
Rothko
Motherwell
Newman

Part 1 American Visions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1arL-L7_O4 
Part 2  American Visions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI-BjmNoxdk


3. Twentieth Century symbolism in the United States. This video helps you to understand Modernism during the Cold War. (the symbolic)
Artists
Jasper Johns
Joseph Cornell
Robert Rauschenberg

Part 3 American Visions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey24sWxcmc4


4. The 60's, Harlem Renaissance, African American art (influence of Jazz) and Pop, a reaction to consumerism (the hip and cool).
Artists
Romare Bearden
Claes Oldenburg
James Rosenquist

Part 4  American Visions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f13FC95zvY


5. Pop continued (the hip and cool, ironic, the cynical)
Artists
James Rosenquist
Andy Warhol

Part 5  American Visions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14HFM3sucRE


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If you want more education on late 20th century and early 21st century art,  in this classic video Robert Hughes looks back on his book, The Shock of the New, and updates his critical analysis. It is EXCELLENT and CONTROVERSIAL. I highly recommend it. Robert Hughes is honest and occasionally rants wonderfully and bravely. Hughes is loved and hated by artists and art historians.

The New Shock of the New
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmHLIVsx658