The Shock of the New

Presented by Robert Hughes, this series picks up at the threshold of the 20th century and discusses a wide range of major art figures, including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, le Corbusier, Max Ernst, Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock.
  • Title ID 47-SN
  • History, World History, Fine Arts, Art History
  • 8 Programs
  • 1 Supplemental File
  • 10th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Released in 2001 by BBC
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Included Programs
Supplemental Files
Reviews

Included Programs

Volume 1: The Mechanical ParadiseRunning time is 58 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of the Industrial Revolution, modernity, Cubism, the Machine Age, and Futurism, as well as artists Paul Cezanne, Picasso, Georges Braque, Filippo Marinetti, Marcel Duchamps, and Francis Picabia.

Volume 2: The Powers That BeRunning time is 59 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of Mechanized War, World War I, Futurism, Modernism, Cubism, Cubists, Post World War I, Dadaists, Dadaism, Communism, state artists, social engineers, and German Expressionism, as well as artists and engineers Albert Speer, Ernst, Schwitters, Hoch, Baader, Ed Kienholz.

Volume 3: The Landscape of PleasureRunning time is 58 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of Impressionism, Impressionists, and landscape painting, as well as artists Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Derain, and Matisse.

Volume 4: Trouble in UtopiaRunning time is 60 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of modern architecture, Chicago style, city planning, modernist architects, and the Bauhaus school of design, as well as architects Scharoun, Finsterlin, Luckhardt, Taut, Sant' Elia, Chiattone, and Mies van der Rohe.

Volume 5: The Threshold of LibertyRunning time is 58 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of Surrealism, Revolutionary Art, art nouveau architecture, dreams, Id, and the artists, Maxim Gorky, Andre Breton, Henri Rousseau, De Chirico, Ernst, Miró, Dali, Magritte, Man Ray, and Joseph Cornell.

Volume 6: The View from the EdgeRunning time is 59 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of Figurative Expressionism, the Modernist, abstract art, and Abstractionism, as well as artists Van Gogh, Gauguin, Edvard Munch, and his primal work The Scream, Oskar Kokoschka, Roger Bacon, Paul Clay, Kandinsky, and Jackson Pollack.

Volume 7: Culture as NatureRunning time is 60 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of Pop Art, American Pop Art, Cubism, Dadaists, Dadaism, Surrealism and Surrealists, as well as artists Stuart Davis, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Oldenburg, and Richard Hamilton.

Volume 8: The Future That WasRunning time is 59 minutes

Robert Hughes presents the concepts of Modernism and modern art collectors, as well as public art performer Joseph Beuys.

Supplemental Files

MARC Records for SN
MARC records for the Full Series SN, The Shock of the New

Reviews

Hughes has proven himself to be a wonderful teacher -- sharp, individualistic and clear. Agree or disagree, you will not be bored.
NY Times