Presentation on theme: "Art Criticism 1960b Clement Greenberg publishes “Modernist Painting”: his criticism reorients itself and in its new guise shapes the debates of the sixties."— Presentation transcript:
Art Criticism 1960b Clement Greenberg publishes “Modernist Painting”: his criticism reorients itself and in its new guise shapes the debates of the sixties.
The Works of Clement Greenberg “ Avant-Garde and Kitsch” (1939) “Towards a Newer Laocoon” (1940) “The Crisis of the Easel Picture” (1948) “Modernist Painting” (1960) “How Art Writing Earns its Bad Name” (1962) “After Abstract Expressionism” (1962)
Contrasting Terms from Clement Greenberg “allover” –Used to describe the uniformity of surface in certain Abstract Expressionist work (mainly Pollock) –Organizes its contents in terms of flatness, frontality, and lack of incident “easel picture” –Illusion of a boxlike cavity is cut into the wall behind it to create the stage for some kind of dramatic, and thus focused event
Contrasting Terms from Clement Greenberg “homeless representation” –Abstract painting seemed to describe devices used in traditional painting to created the illusion of 3D space –Waiting for a representational object to “color-space” (also “optical”) –Luminous openness –Idea influenced by art history writing “haptic” (tactile) qualities opposed to “optic” ones