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Abstract Painting: Fifty Years of Accomplishment from Kandinsky to Jackson Pollock
Abstract Painting Fifty Years of Accomplishment from Kandinsky to Jackson Pollock Author:Michel Seuphor " there had to be a painting wholly liberated from dependence on the figure, the object -- a painting which, like music, does not illustrate anything, does not tell a story, and does not launch a myth. Such a painting is content to evoke the incommunicable realms of the spirit, where dream becomes thought, where the sign becomes being..." — So... more » writes Michel Seuphor in this hisotry of abstract art which traces the movement from its unsure beginnings in pre-World War 1 years up to its most recent and extreme stages. Diverse, controversial and revolutionary, abstract art is considered by many to be a faithful image of the century which brought it into being, an image of man in search of himself, of man insistent on freedom.
Michel Seuphor is one of the world's leading authorities on the history and development of abstract art. Accompanying his text are full-page color and black and white plates which capture the vitality and variety of the modern masters.