According to our reading, select the statements below that illustrate how Abstract Expressionism was not a unified ‘school’ of art? (select all that apply)
The artists didn’t know each other
The artists varied between realism and abstraction
The artists valued personal autonomy
The artists rarely exhibited together
The artists had different styles
Which of these artists were exhibited by Alfred Stieglitz at his 291 gallery?
Native American painting was informed by modern styles: what were some of the characteristics of these paintings? (select all that apply)
Machine age technology
Traditional native symbols
Abstract and geometric designs
Imagine you are a museum tour and you are responsible for conducting an international tour of foreign visitors and students through a museum exhibit exploring Abstract Expressionism. In your own words, describe how you would define the movement and explain the style and meaning of Abstract Expressionism art. Your essay should be no less than two paragraphs.
____________________ was the art movement with clean, sharp lines that focused on factories, buildings and American consumerist goods.
New Negro Movement
The widespread acclaim of Abstract Expressionism was responsible for this city becoming the center of the modern art world.
Select one artwork that reflects the downturn of the Great Depression. State the title, artist, date, and then provide a visual analysis of the work including a personal interpretation. Your essay should be no less than two paragraphs and should be written in your own words.
Which of these is NOT subject matter embraced by the Ashcan artists?
Which artist’s canvases of rectangles hover in fields of color to create a spiritual experience for the viewer?
Willem de Kooning
Which work of art was considered to be one of the most controversial pieces at the Armory Show?
Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase
Hartley’s Portrait of a German Officer
Sargent’s Mrs. Fiske Warren and Her Daughter Rachel
Which artist said “The modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Each age finds its own technique”?
Thomas Hart Benton
Whose American Gothic exemplified the Regionalists’ interest in provincial America?