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American Abstract Expressionism: The Cold War and the CIA

Art Movements in Context

Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock represented the liberal ideals of freedom of speech and self-expression in the United States. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Abstract Expressionism, discussing the influence of the Guggenheims in New York, the Cold War and communism and Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes. A helpful introduction for secondary students of art history.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 9 min
Series: Art Movements in Context
Printable Resources: Yes

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