A brief history of modern art
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“I could have done that!” Modern art — particularly abstract art — can be very divisive. But the best way to appreciate it is to understand what the artist was trying to do. This video gives a fascinating introduction to the topic by tracing a powerful Jackson Pollock painting back 100 years.
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- Spend some time looking at Jackson Pollock’s Number 31, the painting which inspired this video. Without thinking too hard, write a paragraph explaining how it makes you feel. Start by deciding if it makes you feel positive or negative.
- Create your own work of modern art, inspired by one of the paintings shown in this video.