Clement Greenberg

Clement Greenberg was an influential American art critic closely associated with American Modern art of the mid-20th century. He is best known for his support and promotion of abstract expressionist artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Greenberg's advocacy of abstract expressionism was articulated through his critical essays, in which he coined the term 'American-Type' painting. His essay 'Avant-Garde and Kitsch' has been particularly influential in the field of art criticism.


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  1. 1. Art and Culture: Critical Essays

    "Art and Culture: Critical Essays" is a collection of 20th-century critiques on art and aesthetics, highlighting the author's views on avant-garde, kitsch, and modernist art. The book delves into the author's perspective on the role of art in society, the evolution of art, and its intrinsic connection to culture. It also explores the author's critical analysis of artists and their works, offering deep insights into the world of visual arts.