Module 14 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Contemporary art.

In Module 14 we will examine Contemporary art. We will look at how artists like Warhol contributed to the development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Contemporary art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this module include:

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  • Review: Key Learning Items

The 1960s to Now

  • Watch: Introduction to Contemporary Art (2 videos: 3:41 and 4:37)

Photography Post 1960

  • Watch: Diane Arbus (29:24)
  • Watch: Cindy Sherman (4:22)
  • Watch: Sherrie Levine (4:25)

The Postwar Figure

  • Watch: Francis Bacon (5:23)
  • Watch: Lucian Freud (3:44)

Body as Symbolic Form

  • Read: Louise Bourgeois

Pop Art

  • Read: Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe (includes a video: 3:14)
  • Watch: Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Cans (7:08)
  • Watch: Oldenburg, Floor Cake (3:29)
  • Watch: Lichtenstein, Girl with Ball (?)
  • Watch: Lichtenstein, Rouen Cathedral Set V (3:09)


  • Watch: Ed and Nancy Kienholz (5:42)

Postwar German Art

  • Read: Richter, Uncle Rudi
  • Watch: Richter, The Cage Paintings (14:27)


  • Read: Donald Judd (includes a video: 3:49)
  • Watch: Dan Flavin (2:45)
  • Read: Robert Morris (includes a video: 2:34)

Process Art

  • Watch: Eva Hesse, Untitled (3:40)
  • Watch: Eva Hesse, Untitled (Rope Piece) (3:45)
  • Watch: Chicago and Benglis (4:42)

Performance Art

  • Read: Introduction to Performance Art
  • Read: Joseph Beuys, Fat Chair
  • Watch: Joseph Beuys, Table with Accumulator (4:14)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Module 14 Quiz (5 points)