What comes to your mind when you think of American art or American artists? August is the American artist appreciation month, it’s the perfect time for a quick review and new discoveries of American (from/ based) artists.
After WW2, great European countries struggled to maintain their influence on the globe, and instead, the U.S. rose to the occasion. It was also true not only in politics and finance but also in art as the American cultures are advertised and exported more than before. Especially, Pop and Minimalism art movements had impacts on the course of contemporary art.
Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Donald Judd, and Frank Stella – there are quite a few artists we can name so quickly. Thanks to them, we can enjoy the art that we presently know. The U.S.’s political image may not be so noble for us, non-Americans, or not as great as Mr. President’s reminiscents. (I’m sincerely sorry for those in the states about all the turmoil you have to bear at home.)
However, luckily, we can set aside the bias and celebrate creativity when it comes to art. So, shall we embark on a delightful escape in the most brilliant artistry of the land of hope and dreams?