Thursday, April 19, 2007

Abstract is Back (Did it go somewhere?)

"Just as the figure--once disparaged as academic, facile, or simply frumpy--experienced a renascence, showing up in numerous guises to suit the social, political, and artistic moment, abstract art has been flaunting its brilliant past and reconfiguring itself for the present and future." - ARTnews 04/07

An interesting piece in this month’s ARTnews magazine; click here to read the entire article.

Is abstraction cycling itself around again? Did it ever really completely leave? Will it become as eclipsing of other styles as it did in the mid-twentieth century? – DN

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