American Abstraction: Early 20th Century

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Arshile Gorky's One Year the Milkweed combines biomorphic shapes reminiscent of animal or vegetal forms with loose veils of color to evoke an abstract pastoral scene. Sculptor David Smith's Sentinel series draws from surrealist influences to explore the human form.

“Expressionism.” Sec. 12 The Roland Collection of Films and Videos on Art. 04 Dec 2007. http://www.roland-collection.com/rolandcollection/section/14.htm.

Fichner-Rathus, Lois. Understanding Art. Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth, 2004.

Kimmelman, Michael “Review/Art; In Massachusetts, 2 Early American Abstract Artists.” The New York Times. 21 Aug 1992. 04 Dec 2007. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE5D81530F932A1575BC0A964958260. View More »

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