Discussion questions

Discussion questions

1.) Abstract Expressionism and MusicState whether you agree or disagree with the perception of Abstract Expressionism as exemplifying individualism

and freedom. Explain the reasons for your views. Compare and contrast one (1) example of Abstract Expressionist visual art to John Cage’s musical

compositions. After reviewing the pages and Websites below, explain how an abstract expressionist artist might respond to the assertion “my kid could

paint that”. Explain your position on that assertion.
Abstract Expressionism and Music
• Chapter 38 (pp. 1255-1263, and 1269), Abstract Expressionism
• Chapter 38 (pp. 1267-1269), Music of Chance
• John Cage, listen and see — “Dream” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fhc3Tbnhsc
• John Cage, listen and see — “4’33’” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY7UK-6aaNA&list=PL223147EC2385356B&index=3
“my kid could paint that” views: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/my-kid-could-draw-that/; and

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/28/study-examines-difference_n_841268.html

2.) Postmodern Architecture
• Choose one (1) example of architecture that you believe best exemplifies the characteristic post-modern style. Provide a rationale for your

selection, and describe two (2) of the features of post-modern style that you find intriguing.
Postmodern Architecture
• Chapter 40 (pp. 1312-1321) for examples of post-modern architecture
Post-modern buildings of renown: https://www.greatbuildings.com/types/styles/post_modern.html