Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on American art before and after World War II.
Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist.
Include discussion of the following in your paper:
- At least one example of art from each artist with a description of the subject and style of the work.
- An examination of the purpose of artwork created during the Great Depression. Were your examples used as tools for social reform? What other types of messaging was present in works from the 1930s?
- A description of how Abstract Expressionism emerged in post-World War II America and how it differed from the art work of the 1930s.
- A description of the style of your Abstract Expressionist artist and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction; was there a “meaning” to their work?
Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.