Art history

Michael Leja on the work of Mark Rothko

In this interview, Director of the Visual Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Michael Leja discusses the work of abstract painter Mark Rothko. Professor Leja was in Australia for the Action. Painting. Now. Abstract Expressionism Symposium, co-hosted by the US Studies Centre. He begins by discussing the historical importance of the abstract expressionism movement.

Keywords: Michael Leja; Mark Rothko; Expressionism

Richard Shiff on the work of Willem de Kooning

In this interview, Regents Chair in Art History at the University of Texas-Austin Richard Shiff discusses the work of abstract expressionist artist Willem de Kooning. Professor Shiff was in Australia for the Action. Painting. Now. Abstract Expressionism Symposium, co-hosted by the Centre. He begins by discussing the qualities which made de Kooning a great artist.

Keywords: Richard Shiff; Willem de Kooning; Expressionism