Exploration of abstract painting through studio work, lectures, and critiques with emphasis on progressive abstraction, minimalism, op art, and abstract expressionism as well as other 20th-century and 21st-century forms. A foundation in drawing is recommended. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisite(s): Art 20E, 20J, 24, 24A, 24B, 130, 137, 138, or 139; and two of any non-painting lower-division studios (Art 15-40 or CMPS 25 or CMPM 25). Enrollment restricted to art majors. May be repeated for credit.