This lesson covers cubism, abstract expressionism, and minimalism. Cubism is discussed with artworks by Pablo Picasso, abstract expressionism by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko, and minimalism by Donald Judd.
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This Art Appreciation OER was adapted from existing resources by Marie Porterfield Barry for the Fall 2019 semester as part of East Tennessee State University’s Open Educational Resources (OERs) Awards Program.
Porterfield, Marie. 2020. "Lesson 19: The Unraveling - Abstraction in the Modern Era." Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource. Johnson City: East Tennessee State University.
Lesson 19 Presentation in PowerPoint
19-The-Unraveling-Abstraction-in-the-Modern-Era-Reading-List.docx (13 kB)
Lesson 19 Reading List in Word
19-The-Unraveling-Abstraction-in-the-Modern-Era-Sketchbook-Assignment.docx (11 kB)
Lesson 19 Sketchbook Assignment in Word