Exhibition view "From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art",
Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini.
American art from the first half of the twentieth century is still relatively unknown in Europe. The three central themes of the exhibition – landscapes, portraits, and cityscapes – present a cross-section of American painting. The show traces the beginnings of abstract painting, which also developed during this time. After 1945, this culminated in Abstract Expressionism, and New York City became the new center of the art world. Works from The Phillips Collection highlight all of these developments.
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