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Old 11-05-2017, 04:12 AM
amisa amisa is offline
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Arrow Window as a motif in Avant-gard art

Window was a popular subject in art history in general and was, symbolically and visually, treated differently according to the period. Since Alberti's stated that a (framed) painting should be treated as a window on the world, I'm guessing a lot of Avant-garde artist who dealt with this subject had a different approach, following the general idea of breaking up with the tradition.

What do you think or know about the meaning behind windows in Avant-garde art? Please state the artist and/or essays you are referring to.

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Old 11-17-2017, 02:22 PM
theBongolian theBongolian is offline
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Re: Window as a motif in Avant-gard art

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Window was a popular subject in art history in general and was, symbolically and visually, treated differently according to the period. Since Alberti's stated that a (framed) painting should be treated as a window on the world, I'm guessing a lot of Avant-garde artist who dealt with this subject had a different approach, following the general idea of breaking up with the tradition.

What do you think or know about the meaning behind windows in Avant-garde art? Please state the artist and/or essays you are referring to.

Is there "avant-garde" art anymore? Wasn't that subsumed long ago into mass culture. A Painting as "a window on the world" was also pretty much put to rest by Clement Greenberg and Pollock with abstract art... a painting NOT being a window but an object unto itself.
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