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A R T A FTER 1945

1945 end ofW orld W ar II
Europe as center of arts was in
disarray, displacing many people.
Artists fled Germany and settled in
New York
Together they had established a new
center for arts.
New York became the capital of the
art world, replacing Paris.

 Approach  Style  Techniques  medium Major arts PAINTING AND SCULPTURE Minor arts WEAVING PRINTMAKING CERAMICS JEWELRY MAKING .Arts after 1945  Innovations.


Abstract Expressionism .



Abstract expressionism  movement in mid-20th-century painting that was primarily concerned with the spontaneous assertion of the individual through the act of painting. .  abstract expressionist art is without recognizable images and does not adhere to the limits of conventional form.

Pop and O p Art  visual arts movement of the 1950s and 1960s  The images of pop art (shortened from “popular art”) were taken from mass culture. and sculptures . road signs. collages.  Some artists duplicated beer bottles. comic strips. soup cans. and similar objects in paintings.

“Blam ” by Roy Lichtenstein .

Three Flags (1954-1955).by the Am erican artist Jasper Johns .

and graphic artist R oy Lichtenstein w as painted in 1963 .sculptor.W haam ! by A m erican painter.

flat and simplified. is characteristic of pop art. Campbell’s Soup Can (1962) by the American pop artist Andy Warhol  The cartoonlike image. .

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tightly patterned geometric abstractions that greatly influenced fashion. commercial design.O PTICAL ART  style of abstract painting that made use of optical illusions and other striking visual effects  Emerging in the United States in the mid1960s  op art generally took the form of brightly colored. and other aspects of the popular culture of the era. .

Color fi eld Painting  a style of American abstract painting that first developed in the late 1940s  characterized by large fields of intense color  “enjoyment of color” .

 Color field painting .

m inim ilism .

chiefly in the United States  Minimalist paintings and sculptures typically consist of geometric shapes or other simple forms. .M IN IM ALISM  Absolute simplicity was attained through the use of elements of art to a minimum. often arranged in a series of modules (standard units).  an art movement that developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

REALISM  SUPPEREALISM / HYPERREALISM- Where subjects/objects are depicted in a precise and accurate manner as they actually appear. .


 “All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. indeed is truth. perhaps the only truth.” . Good art speaks truth.

” . “Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.