Robert Hughes “The Shock of the New”

Anyone looking for more materials on many of the art movements we’ve been discussing in class should check out this 8-part documentary by Robert Hughes, “The Shock of the New.”  In “The View From the Edge” (ep. 6), Hughes presents the abstract expressionist movement as influenced by Van Gogh and others, and later moves on to discuss the works of Pollock and Motherwell.  I highly recommend the documentary, despite its seeming datedness.   Find it here.

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