6 episodes

Baffled by modern art and architecture? You’re not alone! This collection gives new insight into today’s shifting kaleidoscope of visual culture by placing it in the context of the developments of the 19th and 20th century. In the mid 19th century there was a growing realisation that everything had changed. Industry was booming, and the speed of life increasing. Artists, thinkers and architects strove to find new ways of encapsulating this new world … and modernism was born. The collection describes how throughout the twentieth century different media and artforms were added to the canon, and the sophisticated social structure of the Art-world developed.

This material forms part of The Open University course A226 Exploring art and visual culture.

Art history: modern and contemporary - for iPod/iPhone The Open University

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Baffled by modern art and architecture? You’re not alone! This collection gives new insight into today’s shifting kaleidoscope of visual culture by placing it in the context of the developments of the 19th and 20th century. In the mid 19th century there was a growing realisation that everything had changed. Industry was booming, and the speed of life increasing. Artists, thinkers and architects strove to find new ways of encapsulating this new world … and modernism was born. The collection describes how throughout the twentieth century different media and artforms were added to the canon, and the sophisticated social structure of the Art-world developed.

This material forms part of The Open University course A226 Exploring art and visual culture.

    Abstract Expressionism in New York 1

    Abstract Expressionism in New York 1

    In the 1940’s and 50’s, New York was becoming a centre of art. But the art world in New York was surprisingly small. Professor Michael Corris gives you a tour.

    • 11 min
    Transcript -- Abstract Expressionism in New York 1

    Transcript -- Abstract Expressionism in New York 1

    In the 1940’s and 50’s, New York was becoming a centre of art. But the art world in New York was surprisingly small. Professor Michael Corris gives you a tour.

    Abstract Expressionism in New York 2

    Abstract Expressionism in New York 2

    Bringing the New York art-scene of the 1950’s and 60’s to life: Professor Michael Corris and artist Lawrence Weiner in conversation.

    • 13 min
    Transcript -- Abstract Expressionism in New York 2

    Transcript -- Abstract Expressionism in New York 2

    Bringing the New York art-scene of the 1950’s and 60’s to life: Professor Michael Corris and artist Lawrence Weiner in conversation.

    • video
    Salcedo installation

    Salcedo installation

    Can a crack in the floor be considered as art? This slideshow peers into Doris Salcedo’s C21st installation in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, “Shibboleth”.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Salcedo installation

    Transcript -- Salcedo installation

    Can a crack in the floor be considered as art? This slideshow peers into Doris Salcedo’s C21st installation in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, “Shibboleth”.

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