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14: The World is One (1960 CE – 1990s CE)

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  • Modern art began at the turn of the 20th century and ushered in a complete and profound change in art and the world culture. On the edge of the industrial revolution, the steam train and the electric train, along with winged flight, changed how people traveled around the world. The new form of travel opened up the opportunity for millions of people as they discovered new territories, cultures and ideas. Translating these ideas into art, the modern art movement spread quickly and changed rapidly.

    • 14.1: Overview
      After two world wars, the world united mid 20th century as globalization integrated cultures in new countries.
    • 14.2: Pop Art
      Pop art emerged from the popular culture during the mid-1950s in England and the United States, presenting a challenge by artists to the fine art movements in the first half of the 20th century.
    • 14.3: Op Art
      Op Art is short for optical art, a style of visual images to create movement on a flat two-dimensional space.
    • 14.4: Abstract Expressionism
      Abstract Expressionism was a post-war art movement in American painting, beginning in New York, putting the city at the center of the art world for the first time.
    • 14.5: Minimalism
      Minimalism is the use of sparse design elements to create an art piece. The movement began after World War II and was prominent in New York City during the 1960s, influenced by the Bauhaus and constructivism.
    • 14.6: San Francisco Bay Area Figurative
      The San Francisco Bay Area Figurative movement started in the late 1940s until the 1970s.
    • 14.7: First Nation Group of Seven
      Founded in 1973, the Indian Group of Seven (Professional Native Indian Artists Association) was a group of professional artists from Canada.
    • 14.8: Quilting
      Quilting is the use of fabric scraps stitched together into a design and sandwiched together with some type of paddings like wool or cotton and a backing fabric.
    • 14.9: Conclusion and Contrast
    • 14.10: Chapter 14 Attributions

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