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Ch 22: Postwar to Postmodern Art

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Watch informative video lessons to learn about styling and see different examples of art between the postwar and postmodern period. There is a quiz following each lesson for you to measure your understanding of the material.

Postwar to Postmodern Art - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

There are many aspects to the art of the postwar period leading up to postmodern art. This chapter focuses on the impact of culture and world events on the art created during this time. The lessons discuss specific influences along with different artistic mediums. Take a quiz at the end of every lesson to self-assess your comprehension and ask questions of a qualified instructor. You will learn things like:

  • Specific examples of different mediums
  • How World War II influenced postwar art
  • Differences between realism and surrealism
  • Comparisons of different artists

Video Objective
The Significance & Famous Works of Readymade Art Discuss the importance of readymade art and analyze famous examples.
The Impact of World Wars I & II on the Arts Determine how the arts were impacted by World Wars I and II.
Man Ray's Surrealist Photography within the Realist Approach Compare realism to Man Ray's surrealism.
Relating Freud's Theories to Surrealist Works of Art Identify the link between surrealism and Freud's theories.
Influence of European Abstraction on Transcendental Painters Analyze how transcendentalism was influenced by European abstraction.
Comparing Mobile & Traditional Sculpture Look at the similarities between mobile and traditional sculpture styles.
Marcel Duchamp's Use of Text in Imagery Examine the use of text in the imagery of Marcel Duchamp.
The Role of Chance in Dadaism Take a look at the role that chance plays in Dadaism.
The Development of Abstraction in America Discuss the development of the abstraction style in America.
Comparing Self-Taught Artists & the Regionalists Find the similarities and differences between self-taught artists and regionalists.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: Postwar to Postmodern Art
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The Significance & Famous Works of Readymade Art

1. The Significance & Famous Works of Readymade Art

In this lesson, you will explore the early 20th-century movement of readymade art and discover how it challenged the accepted conventions of art. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Impact of World Wars I & II on the Arts

2. The Impact of World Wars I & II on the Arts

World War I and World War II both dramatically impacted society, and their influence extended to the arts. Explore this connection and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Man Ray's Surrealist Photography within the Realist Approach

3. Man Ray's Surrealist Photography within the Realist Approach

Photography can capture the world around us, but can also be manipulated in artistic ways. Explore this through the works of Man Ray, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Relating Freud's Theories to Surrealist Works of Art

4. Relating Freud's Theories to Surrealist Works of Art

In this lesson, you will explore the unconscious mind. And then you will explore surrealist art. And then a bit more of the unconscious. Discover the link between Freud's theories about the mind and surrealist art, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Influence of European Abstraction on Transcendental Painters

5. Influence of European Abstraction on Transcendental Painters

In this lesson, you will explore the roots of the Transcendental Painting Group and discover how these American artists were influenced by European ideas about art. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Comparing Mobile & Traditional Sculpture

6. Comparing Mobile & Traditional Sculpture

Sculpture is a very old art form, but there is always room for new innovation. Explore the differences between traditional and mobile sculpture, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Marcel Duchamp's Use of Text in Imagery

7. Marcel Duchamp's Use of Text in Imagery

Marcel Duchamp is remembered in history for challenging our ideas about art, and one of the things he used to do this was a combination of text and imagery. Explore this connection, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Role of Chance in Dadaism

8. The Role of Chance in Dadaism

In this lesson, explore the use and meaning of chance in Dadaist art. Find out how what seems like random nonsense is actually considered art when it comes to the Dada movement.

The Development of Abstraction in America

9. The Development of Abstraction in America

How did abstract art find its way into the United States? Explore the development of American abstraction and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Comparing Self-Taught Artists & the Regionalists

10. Comparing Self-Taught Artists & the Regionalists

What makes something fine art versus folk art? This was an important question of the Regionalists, who tried to save American art from European influences. Explore this relationship and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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