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The Case for Abstraction | ARTLECTURE

The Case for Abstraction

/The History/
by The Art Assignment

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With a look at 'The Case for Abstraction' above, Let's see the changing views and works of artists through Video.

For much of human history, people made art by trying to represent the world as it appeared around them. Until about 100 years ago, when a bunch of artists stopped trying to do that. It was shocking then and it still upsets and confounds today. How are we supposed to deal with art completely removed from recognizable objects? And why should we? This is the case for Abstraction.

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Video by The Art Assignment

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