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A Brief Survey of
Modern (American) Art
Part Three


Other Art of the Late Twentieth Century
often very different from abstract expressionists; don't fit easily into any genre

Jasper Johns (1930- )
Famous for his depiction of the

"Three Flags," 1958

Robert Rauschenberg (1925- )
see "Collection," (formerly Untitled), 1953-1954; also "Soviet American Array," 1988-1991
 


Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Created massive comic book images; mimicked modern typographic techniques and newspaper printing in much of his most famous works.
See also his "Les Nympheas," (1993), in which he offers a new perspective on the impressionist works of Monet
 

Andy Warhol (19281987)
Made the ordinary, the everyday, into artistic images
the art of mass culture
Here's an entry about him in at Infoplease.
See more by Warhol at the Artchive.

Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Can," 1965

Warhol's "Mao," 1972

Keith Haring (19581990)
sold through his own New York gallery, the Pop Shop
perhaps best known for the "Radiant Baby" paintings . . .

for example "Icon," 1990

Haring's "Untitled," 1987; see also another "Untitled," from 1984


Hyperrealism
also called Photorealism
The final stage in the development of twentieth-century modern art?
Hyperrealist artists paint pictures with photographic verisimilitude, blurring the line between painting and photography, between man-made and machine-made images of the world

Chuck Close (1940-  )
Close has gone from making enormous paintings of friends' faces--in which every hair is discernible--to, more recently, simply making enormous photographic portraits of himself and others
See his portrait of American pianist Philip Glass, "Phil," from 1969.
See more by Close at Arycyclopedia.


Other Twentieth-Century Artists

Grandma Moses (1860-1961)

"Cambridge Valley," 1942

Her paintings are referred to as American primitives; she was self-taught
See also "The Last Load of Wood," "Horseshoeing" (1952)

Norman Rockwell (18941978)

"A Hopeless Case," 1923

'Painted Americans the way Americans wanted to see themselves'; best known for idyllic magazine covers, also created works of social criticism.
See also see his "Self Portrait."

Georgia O'Keeffe (18871986)
Known mostly for her close-up paintings of flowers

"Jonquils I," 1936
sometimes called a precisionist, her style is unique.
See some of her paintings at the Artchive.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (19601988)
One of the leading stars of the art world in the 1980s; mentored and influenced by Andy Warhol
See some of his paintings at the Artchive.


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