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4.41: Key Characteristics of Art- 1900 to the Present

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  • Identify and describe key characteristics and defining events of art from 1900 to the present

    Learning Activities

    The learning activities for this section include:

    • Reading: Cubism and Picasso’s Still Life with Chair Caning
    • Video: Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913, Abstract Expressionism
    • Reading: British Art and Literature During WWI
    • Reading: Italian Futurism: An Introduction
    • Reading: Dada and Surrealism
    • Reading: Art in Nazi Germany
    • Reading: The Origins of Abstract Expressionism
    • Reading: Photography
    • Reading: Contemporary Art
    • Reading: Warhol’s Gold Marilyn Monroe
    • Reading: Conceptual Art
    • Reading: Mary Kelly’s Post-Partum Document
    • Reading: Appropriation (The “Pictures Generation”)

    Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.

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