20th Century Modern Art

Image of Pollock’s One: Number 31:
http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/805/w500h420/CRI_223805.jpg Image of Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans: http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/andy-warhol-campbells-soup-cans-1962
(1) the history of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art and these two artists in particular, (2) the ways these artists represent the tension between individualism and mass production (a tension that defines American capitalist society), and (3) how the artworks approach questions as to the role of the artist and the role of art in society.
•Give an explanation of the values—influences, themes, techniques, subjects—characteristic of the period or style under study. •Give some information about how the social, political, or religious history of the period influenced its art and artists. •Provide biographical information about the artist chosen for reflection