Art of the Western World From Ancient Rome to Post-Modernism 4
Into the Twentieth Century Part I Paris saw the emergence of the Fauves, and of Picasso and Cubism. Kandinsky and others experimented with color abstractions. Part II Modernism spawned Cubism, the abstract and the surreal. Dada responded to WWI with nihilism; Surrealists Dali, Magritte, and Miró showed Freudian influence.
In Our Own Time Part I The abstract Expressionist movement established New York as a center for the visual arts through works by Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Oldenburg. Part II Art is now accessible to everyone to create and appreciate. Host Michael Wood looks over the past and forward to implications for the future.