The evolution of modern art, up through Jackson Pollock

I thought this was an interesting video, talking about painting salons in Paris in the late 1800s and the reactionary Salon des Refusés, which included Manet’s “Luncheon On the Grass.” The narrator then explains how Manet’s painting seemed to set off a series of reactions, with a tracing of modern art through Kandinsky, Picasso, and the Surrealists, leading up to Jackson Pollock and pure abstraction. It’s a nice little art history lesson in 7 minutes:

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