ARHS 6630 Revising the 1960s

Charts the development of American, and some European, art during the 1960s, away from the international dominance of Abstract Expressionist style toward a more diverse range of styles such as Color Field painting, Pop art, Minimalism and Post-Minimalism, and Performance art. Attention will be paid to the development of artistic and cultural criticism during this period (Greenberg, Sontag, Barthes), and the arguments about the role of culture in American society, the status of so-called and low art. Artists studied will include Frankenthaler, Hesse, Judd, Lichtenstein, Morris, Smithson, and Warhol.