The Art Assignment

The Case for Abstraction

Season 3 Episode 7 | 9m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

For much of human history, people made art by trying to represent the world as it appeared around them. Until about 100 years ago, when a bunch of artists stopped trying to do that. It was shocking then and it still upsets and confounds today.

Aired: 12/22/16

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning