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Post-War American Art: From Duchamp To Basquiat

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This course offers a critical survey of developments in American Art from the post-WWII period until the present. Artists treated include: Lee Krasner, Willem DeKooning, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy

Twombly, Franz Kline, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat ?. Particular inattention will be given to the role of the Black Mountain College and to the various ideologies of the artist as creator, engineer or bricoleur.


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