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Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now


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Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now

 

Themes and Artists

One of the challenges facing the student of art is to come to terms with the number of distinct movements or themes that arose in the period covered by the Guggenheim Exhibition. You can explore the materials by following a Theme link, or by following an Artist link.

You will notice that some artists appear beside more than one theme. This is because they worked across a range of styles.

 

1

Postwar Abstraction in the United States
Jackson Pollock
Mark Rothko

2

Postwar Abstraction in Europe
Lucio Fontana
Victor Vasarely
Adriana Varejão

3

Postwar Figuration in Europe and the Americas
Alberto Giacometti
Wifredo Lam

4

The 1960s and 1970s:
Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Conceptual Art

Dan Flavin
Donald Judd

5

The 1960s and 1970s:
Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein
Andy Warhol
George Segal

6

Contemporary Art:
The Legacy of Pop

Gilbert and George
Jeff Koons

7

Contemporary Art:
The Natural World

Elger Esser
Nigel Cooke
Dave Muller

8

Contemporary Art:
Constructed Worlds

Thomas Demand
Sarah Anne Johnson

9

Contemporary Art:
Between Public and Private

Marina Abramovic
Cindy Sherman