American Art

Resources: Review your Week 3 readings and videos.

For your Week 3 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below.. You will choose your option and artists in week 2 so we avoid duplications.

Option A

Create a PowerPoint presentation on American art before and after World War II.

Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist.

Include discussion of the following in your presentation:

  • At least one example of art from each artist with a description of the subject and style of the work.
  • An examination of the purpose of artwork created during the Great Depression. Were your examples used as tools for social reform? What other types of messaging was present in works from the 1930s?
  • A description of how Abstract Expressionism emerged in post-World War II America and how it differed from the art work of the 1930s.
  • A description of the style of your Abstract Expressionist artist and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction; was there a “meaning” to their work? You should be able to find quotes or video clips in which the artist expresses an opinion on that question.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. This means a title slide, a completely formatted reference  slide, and all appropriate in-text citations or credits. Slides must contain detailed speaker’s notes.

Grammar, spelling, and syntax count, so proofread carefully.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab

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