957: "Made You Look, Made You Think:" The American Practitioners of Abstraction Part II
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
4801 and Online
Throughout the early 20th century, a small number of European painters ventured into non-objectivity. Color, line, and shape alone expressed their insights and convictions. The four principal artists were Hilma af Klint, Vasily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, and Piet Mondrian. After World War II, abstraction became the dominate mode of artistic expression in America. How and why did this occur? Who displayed or collected it? What insights were gleaned from the earlier cadre of artists—and what was altered, expanded, or rejected? And, how did abstraction gain acceptance? A discussion of the careers of four American artists will explore these issues:
This study group has a high class size capacity.
Class Type: Lecture and Discussion
Class Format: Hybrid
Hours of Reading: No reading
Study Group Leader(s):Chris With
Christopher With worked in the education department of the National Gallery of Art for 32 years and has a PhD in European history from the University of California, Los Angeles.