Imagine you have just read a critic’s scathing review of an exhibition of Abstract Expressionist art created by American artists before and after World War II. The critic suggests that Abstract Expressionism does not embody democratic values and is non-essential to any concrete effort to promote and protect American freedoms.
Write a 500 to 700 word letter to the editor responding to the critic’s scathing review.
Discuss in your letter why Abstract Expressionist art is or is not an extension of democratic values that should be freely accessible to American artists.
Discuss in your letter why Abstract Expressionist art has or has not promoted and protected American freedoms.
Include in your letter the following:
One example of Abstract Expressionist art created by an American artist before World War II, with explanation of how this work of art did or did not (1) embody democratic values, and (2) promote and protect American freedoms before World War II.
One example of American Abstract Expressionist art created after World War II, with explanation of how this work of art does or does not continue to (1) embody democratic values and (2) promote and protect American freedoms.
Cite artistic creations according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Format your written material according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment as a Microsoft® Word document with images, or using a presentation tool, such as PowerPoint® or Prezi to the Assignment Files tab.

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