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Art after the 1940’s Exam One Study Guide

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Art after the 1940’s Exam One Study Guide ARH 4642

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This study guide goes over all of the key figures and what they should be known for throughout all of the material we have covered thus far, happy studying!
Art after 1940
Adam Jolles
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Date Created: 10/09/16
Art after the 1940’s Exam One Study Guide Important people: Artists in Exile (1940’s)  Mondrian: artist trying to make his old style relevant after moving to NY, “The title suggests that the painting has a topic, in order to stay fresh" – Greenberg on Broadway Boogie-Woogie  Greenberg: Prominent art critic in NY during the 40’s -60’s who propelled Abstract Expressionism  Moholy-Nagy: artist who moves to Chicago to open up New BausHaus— working w plexi-glass/new media  Duchamp: Artist highly regarded, crafted many boxes, worked alongside Breton in creating a surrealist group in NY  Cornell: artist who was inspired by Duchamp’s boxes  Matta: artist who emigrated from Chile who was developing a new kind of pictoral space, worked with the non-figurative line  Lam: Cuban artist, influenced by the wilderness, inspired by Picasso maybe  Noguchi: Japanese artist/sculptor, abstract marble/stone sculptures  Gorky: artist who is discovered by Breton, biomorphic images, interesting titles of works but yet abstracted almost completely The New York School  Pollock: artist in NY who is very popular and well recognized for his drip painting  Kline: artist who worked in monochromatic ragged abstract paintings similar to calligraphy  Rothko: well known color field painter in NY  Newman: similar to Rothko, color field painter with vertical lines, also wrote about work of this time  Barr: first director of MoMA, encouraged art changes of the time  Rosenberg: American writer, coined term “action painting” which was another name for abstract expressionism Postwar Contemporary Art/Situationists, CoBrA & International Materialism Dubuffet: Postwar contemporary art; Anticultural Positions, believes that there is no beauty, that we should strive to be pure like savages, also painter; Nieuwenhuys: wrote Manifesto; realizes there are flaws in society and the definitions surrounding art, people are too passive, inclusive definitions of art Ponge: French writer heavily influenced by surrealism, wrote of Giacometti Giacometti: surrealist artist that worked with the figure with themes of elongation representing existentialism Bacon: artist that works with gruesome and violent images that had some commentary of art or religion  Appel: artist of CoBrA who worked with playful childlike images  DeKooning: artist who worked in a violent and colorful abstract expressionism  Jorn: artist who was a bridge between cobra and situationist int., iconoclasm, references to Duchamp  Alechinky: one of the founding Belgian members of CoBrA  Debord: writer associated with the group Situationist International  Gallizio: artist that worked with anti-aesthetic gestures, creating canvases longer than possible to stretch Beat Generation 1950’s  Kerouac: writer very much associated with the Beat Generation, author of On the Road  Rauschenberg: very popular artist who worked with combines and new ideas for mediums such as erasure and print-making, started Black Mountain College  Cage: abstract composer of silent performances  Steinberg: artist and art historian who wrote about Rauschenbergs work, calls the canvas a receptor surface where data is entered  Costelli: features Jasper Johns, ends up selling many pieces to MoMA  Johns: artist who sticks to specific content that has connotations and significance, NOT a pop artist  Calder: introduces metal and welding into forefront for sculpture  Oldenberg: known for his unconventional sculptures and soft sculptures about food and commodities  Chamberlain: sculptor who worked exclusively with scrap metal  Nevelson: made large scale wooden assemblages  Kienholz: made large scale assemblages with found objects Nouveaux Realism  Restany: critic who announces the formation of the neo-avant-gardism  Yves Klein: founding member of group, very well known artist of the period  Arman: artist worked alongside of Klein, worked a lot with piles (Full- Up)  Spoerri: artist who works with attaching “situations” to the wall  Villeglè: artist that works with peeled posters  Tinguelt: artist interested in machines and spectacle-like pieces  Niki di Saint Phalle: woman artist of France, worked with shooting plaster and allows for participation by viewers Arte Povera  Fontana: artist who works with the spatial concept of penetrating through a surface  Boccioni: pre-war Italian modernism and futurism artist, inspired Fontana  Burri: Italian war prisoners that turned artist and made works out of materials around him  Pistoletto: famous artist known for his mirror paintings  Manzoni: artist that works in achromatic series, as well as canning artist’s body excretions and drawings


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