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Backing into Abstraction

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Abstract: to remove, simplify, reduce, or extract something or, to consider a concept as in a nonphysical reality. Abstract: to reduce to an essence, to seek the quintessential aspect of something, to find a particular aspect of something as separate … Continued

When the Horizon Encircles the Sky

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European conventions for both subject matter and composition were well in place by the 1500’s.  How to describe and  color, fabric, stone, armor,  water, trees, were conventionally defined but, were continually refined through the sensitive observations of artists like Mantegna, … Continued