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Twentieth Century Art: The Growth of Abstraction- Meeting Online   NEW!

The twentieth century art world was exciting and controversial. Artists moved away from representational to abstract work. Why? Starting with the Armory Show of 1913 in which New York was introduced to the American and European avant garde, we’ll study major art movements including Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Abstract Expressionism, and De Stijl. We will focus on traditional as well as fringe artists, examining their work in relation to concurrent historical, musical, scientific, and technological events. Think Picasso, Kandinsky, Mondrian, O’Keeffe, and Kahlo. In addition, we will discuss the terminology and language of abstraction to better describe, understand, and analyze the works we study.


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