History of Art 4: Modernism to Postmodernism 1945-1980
Dr John Nixon, BA (Hons) DPhil
The Cold War was a war like no other, fought mainly through technology, economics and mind games of various kinds. And it informs visual arts of the time, in sometimes surprising ways. What did the CIA expect to gain by secretly sponsoring Abstract Expressionist painters? Or what did the arms race have in common with Pop design? Topic discussions are supported by slides and online study notes and recordings.