Tuesday, March 24, 2015
During the Cold War era, the United State's public policy was especially vital. Creating and maintaining a positive reputation internationally was used to combat the communist expansion. Americans were scrutinized for their lack of artistic originality and influence, as the United States was criticized for copying many Paris works of art. Abstract art was an attempt at bringing something new to the art world that had never been seen before. The United States government wanted to leave its footprint on the world stage. Instead of attacking the canvas with a predetermined image, abstract art was meant to focus more on the process than the final result. However, this form of artistic expression had ulterior motives, and would thus be looked upon differently by most art loving individuals.