I love art history, and, over the years, have particularly enjoyed learning about mid-century, modern artists. I’ve read biographies on Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and others. The art world of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s was alive with experimentation, and the public and culture at large was paying attention to art in an unprecedented way. Artists were receiving media coverage on par with actors and musicians.
I recently watched a brief PBS documentary on a Jackson Pollock mural commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim. The hour-long piece includes interviews with a variety of art historians, shows the restoration of the piece, and explores what was going on during the period when the piece was created.
Thanks to Dave Newman for recommending the documentary!
You can watch the documentary here.
What do you Think?
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