Classical fresco painting;
Dada artist Duchamp’s “ready-made” found objects;
CoBrA group’s “Art Brut” free expression of ideas and opposition to formulas;
Braque and Picasso’s Constructivism and Assemblages;
Nicolas de Stael’s “tachiste” style;
Antoni Tapies’ wall context and “matter” paintings;
20's German Abstract Expressionists:
The Bridge --
Bleyl, Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rotluff:
fast, vigorous and crude painting about social class, nightlife and chaos;
Nolde, Modersohn-Becker, Rohl and Beckmann;
Blue Rider--
abstract art inventor.
affinities between painting and music;
Marc, Macke and Klee;
50's Abstract Expressionism: Pollock, Jasper Johns,
Rauschenberg’s “combines” and image transfers,
Rothko’s minimal light fields,
Larry Rivers appropriation of collage; 
Claes Oldenburg
60's Arte Povera -- Assemblage: emotion and individual expression;
80’s Neo-Expressionists: Schnabel, Richter, Salle appropriations,
Basquiat, Sue Coe
Anslem Kiefer’s tactile material,
Jim Dine’s draftsmanship;
Eva Hess’ Process Art;
Kurt Schwitter’s “Merz”;
Gunter Brus' printmaking;
Jupp Linssen’s use of plaster;
Undergrad professors:
Kurt Kemp, Bob Nugent, Mark Pearlman, Susan Moulton and Oli
Cole Morgan,
Marcia Myers
Squeek Carnwrath,
Frank Ryan,
and Sarah Rodgers.



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