Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Question 3

I don't think America's cultural exports, particularly the abstract art, provided the counterargument to Communist propaganda charges that Eisenhower hoped they would. The US Government refused to send non-abstract American paintings abroad, and in doing so, they cut away part of the culture they were trying to showcase. The wild, perplexing style of abstract art seems to run contrary to the American values of conformity that were so dominant at the time.

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