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Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art of the '50s and '60s

Abstract Expressionism was born from a joining of attitudes in American art and European avant-garde art, but was later rejected for its nonfigurative and seemingly egocentric character in favor of the ultra-objective phenomenon known as Pop Art. Filmed at many museums on both sides of the Atlantic, this program critically examines key masterpieces of Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.
Contents: Franz Kline : C & O, National Gallery of Art, Washington / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Helen Frankenthaler : Mountains and sea, National Gallery of Art, Washingto / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Willem De Kooning : Morning, the springs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / written and narrated by Edwin Mullins -- Jasper Johns : Flag, 1955 : encaustic oil and collage on canvas, Gift of Philip Johnson in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Museum of Modern Art, New York / written by Elizabeth Clegg, Wenzel Jacob -- Andy Warhol : The Texan, portrait of Robert Rauschenberg, Museum Ludwig, Cologne / written by Evelyn Weiss, Waldemar Januszczak -- Roy Lichtenstein : Girl with hair ribbon, National Gallery of Art, Washington / written by Elizabeth Clegg. Dist.: Films Media Group.