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7: The Transformation of the Art World (1970-1999)

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    • 7.1: Introduction
      By the 1970s, the cold war between the United States and European nations against the Soviet Union caused political and economic issues worldwide, bringing the advent of the Cold War.
    • 7.2: Photorealism (late 1960s -1980)
      Photorealism is based on the concept of an image closely resembling a photograph. The artists incorporated multiple types of media, including painting, drawing, or mixed media, to create the same view as a camera.
    • 7.3: Neo-Expressionism (late 1970s–mid 1980s)
      Neo-Expressionism grew from the rejection of Minimalism and Conceptional art and the purity of sparseness followed by those movements. While rejecting those styles, artists were still influenced by earlier Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art.
    • 7.4: Cinematographic Art
      Video art exploits audio and visual technology using multiple formats of recorders, computers, video tapes, television sets, projectors, and newer digital equipment. Video art began in the 1960s with the advent of the old analog video recorders and tapes.
    • 7.5: Modern Indigenous Art (1970-2000)
      The Indigenous Peoples of the world all have distinctive social and cultural groups with ancestral connections to the natural lands and resources they currently reside or where they were dislocated. These resources and locations are intimately part of their ancestral identities, spiritual well-being, financial assets, and cultures.
    • 7.6: Feminist Art (1970-2000)
      Feminism is a French word, feminisme, and labeled the concept of social and political movements with ideologies for women's equality. Feminisme moved rapidly from Europe to the United States in the early 20th century and became synonymous with the Women's Movement. It means woman (femme) and a social movement (isme) and implied social change for women, culminating with their right to vote in 1920.
    • 7.7: Young British Artists (1980-2000)
      In 1988, a group of young artists in Britain held two pop-up exhibits, Freeze in 1988 and Sensation in 1997. The art was different from the traditional, as artists used unusual materials and sometimes shocking images.
    • 7.8: Sculpture (1970-2000)
      By the 1960s, the concept of sculptures was changed, the trend towards abstract and figurative firmly in place as traditional ideas were rejected. New materials were available, and sculptors began to experiment with them. The period also brought more sophistication to create and manufacture sculptures, especially oversized images.
    • 7.9: Conclusion

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