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The Oldness Of Abstraction - Can Abstract Art Be New

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Course Objective

Abstract art is now more than a hundred years old, having developed its own complex formal vocabularies over the course of the twentieth century. In this lecture, Briony Fer discusses a critical point in that history, focusing on the work of Ad Reinhardt and Agnes Martin in the 1960s in order to explore the problem of so-called pure painting and its ramifications for abstraction, then and now

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