Art History 3 Definitions 1
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Abstraction and Empathy
did not see abstract as inferrior to other art
lines that express the essences of life/living
how does an animal have a world view?
how does a horse see the world?
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
art is the spiritual expression of inner harmony
colors produce a spiritual vibration
mixing of different senses (warm colors, soft colors, loud colors)
sounds evoke colors, colors produce sounds
feelings of nonobjectivity
example: White on White
Mondrian, Abstract Reality, 1919
the only reality is plastic reality (3-dimensionality)
the plastic idea... should find expression in the abstraction of form and color that is to say in the straight line and the primary color
lines that recede and advance: by overlapping floating
rediscovery of pure art
reduction to color, line, texture as content
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