A perfect example was in 1947 in America by Clyfford Still. In Europe, there was “Popular Art” that was started in the early 1960s by Lichtenstein, Hamilton, Ramos and Indiana. The movement also was too elitist and celebrated the postwar consumer culture. An example in Europe was Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl in 1963. The responses by the artist in Europe and those in America are similar as the world is viewed but they differ a bit in their expression.
2. Using at least two examples, discuss the way in which the word "freedom" figured for American modernist artist, and critics after 1945, and how this might be understood to compromise these artists identification with the avant-garde. Draw on at least two specific examples in your discussion.
Freedom being the state of doing according to one’s wishes was clear in American modernist artists. It is evident that after the World War II in 1945, artist used the freedom they obtained to express their work in a new creative way. This was clear in New York where artist who were freed from Europe came to practice their work. A perfect example was Going West by Jackson Pollock in 1934-5 in America. Another example of works in America at this time is The Betrothal II by Arshile Gorky in 1947. The freedom of expressing art in this era made artist to start portraying the forbidden pictures in the society. This is because of their compromise to the avant-garde. An example in Europe is the forbidden pictures: Homage to Otto Dix by Larry Fink in 2001.
Action painting- it is a style of painting where the paint is smeared onto a canvas by the artist. One of the images that action painting is the Photograph of Jackson Pollock Working by Hans Namuth in 1950. Also, Pollock did another art work by the name One (number 31) in