Three Main Currents

Three Main Currents - formal structure of the work The best...

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Three Main Currents The art historian H.W. Janson sees three main currents in art, beginning near the start of the century, Expression, Fantasy, and Abstraction. Expression deals with feelings, and the concern with the human community. These artists stress their emotional attitude towards the world. Imagination and fantasy explore the the labyrinth of the mind, and Abstraction stresses order and the
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Unformatted text preview: formal structure of the work. The best works have all three: Without feeling we are unmoved. Without imagination, we are bored. Without order, we see chaos In each of these, works have been made ranging from realistic to non-representational (non-objective). In this unit we are going to examine non-representational abstraction; in particular, geometric abstraction....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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