Art of the 1960s

“More than three decades now separate us from the end of the ’60s; nearly fifteen years have gone by since the fall of the Berlin Wall, its most powerful relic. With this look at history and recent developments in the history of art, we have risked a different reading of art in this decade. The interpretation we put forward goes beyond local genealogies of style, movements, and aesthetic allegiances. It is founded on a concept of the period itself, the Global Village, a concept endorsed in other fields of study.” (Aquin, 16)

The Visual Resources Center of SCAD has added 10 images to the Digital Image Database from Global Village: The 1960s. These feature a wide  breadth of art disciplines, styles, and artists and their work in the ’60s. These are available to the SCAD community with an active MySCAD log-in.

Images clockwise from top-left:

Herron, Ron. (1969-1970). Instant City: Urban Action – Tune Up. Collage. 58 x 76 cm. Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France.

Rockwell, Norman. (1965). Murder in Mississippi. Oil on canvas. 134.6 x 106.7 cm. Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Hockney, David. (1961). We Two Boys Together Clinging. Oil on board. 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Hayward Gallery, London, England.

Vasarely, Victor. (1969). Vega-Nor. Oil on canvas. 204.5 x 204.5 cm. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

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