Artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Helen Frankenthaler created works that responded to the various "spaces" that constituted their urban environment, from museums to studios, from schools to the street, from galleries to magazines. We will investigate the impact of such conditions on Abstract Expressionist artists and examine the complex origins of the movement out of the intersection of various "spaces," from physical locales to those of a political, social, cultural, and intellectual dimension. Particular attention will be given to the relation of New York artists to the history of Mexican muralism and European modernism.
4 credits
Upper Division
Approaches to Creation and Analysis | The Humanities
The Capacities | Historical Perspectives