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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Abstract Art

Below are photos of some artwork outside my office (done by students at NCC). What is interesting about them, to me, is that they indicate where modern, abstract art has been going. At first, its job was just to break out of the realist box, and you'd get things like paint splotches on a canvas. But eventually, free of realist constraints, it acquired the task of creating new aesthetic forms of its own. And even at the student level, it is doing so:








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  1. At first, its job was just to break out of the realist box, and you'd get things like paint splotches on a canvas. But eventually, free of realist constraints, it acquired the task of creating new aesthetic forms of its own.

    The same is true of Crash Landing.

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  2. They look like fractals and forms exhibited by organisms.

    IOW, it looks like these samples of "abstract" art mirror nature.

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  3. Just to be clear, they are abstractions from organic forms. "Abstract" does not mean "based on nothing"!

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