1. Read the text on 136-137, and then give a formal analysis of Williem de Kooning’s Woman I, 1950-1952, including a personal interpretation.
2. What were some of the adjectives that Robert Motherwell used to describe Abstract Expressionist painting?
3. This style of painting, created by the Chromatic Expressionists, represents one of the two distinct styles of Abstraction Expressionism called
4. Name an artist that is considered an ‘other’ in typical Abstract Expressionist history?
5. Imagine you are a docent or visitor’s guide at an art museum. You are responsible for conducting an international tour of foreign visitors and students through a museum exhibit exploring American Abstract Expressionism. Write a minimum two paragraph summary of what you would say to them about the overall movement and artworks of American Expressionism.
6. According to our reading, select the true statements below that illustrates how Abstract Expressionism was not a unified ‘school’ of art?
The artists didn’t know each other
The artists varied between realism and abstraction
The artists valued personal autonomy and had different styles
The artists rarely exhibited together
Give a brief description of Clement Greenberg’s critical idea where he emphasized “pure” form?
8. In your own words, write an essay analyzing the meaning behind the painting Subway, 1950, by George Tooker?
9. According to our reading, select the true statements below that contribute to the idea that American Abstract Expressionism was not a ‘unified school’ of art? (select all that apply)