Abstraction

United States, 1988

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “The Painter’s world: changing constants of art from the Renaissance to the present”.
20th century art has been dominated by Abstraction which could be said to be its legacy to art. This program traces the antecedents of Abstraction in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and then goes on to explore the work of notable Abstractionists, such as Miro, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Barnett Newman, Pollock, Rothko, and Frank Stella, stressing the risk taking aspects of this form of art, and dividing it into two main strands - the geometric and analytic, and that inspired by organic life.

Credits

production company

WGBH (Boston)

Judith Wechsler

producer/director

Judith Wechsler

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Appears in

The Painter's world: changing constants of art from the Renaissance to the present

Group of items

The Painter's world: changing constants of art from the Renaissance to the present

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303732

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Abstract

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century

Crafts & Visual Arts → Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944

Crafts & Visual Arts → Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956

People → Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944

People → Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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