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Pictures of Nothing (book review) Kirk Varnedoe, Earl A. Powell, Adam Gopnik (Preface)

Abstract Art Since Pollock

151211: there is only one problem, of the limitations of media, not the work itself. this is that to really follow this, you need to see these works in person. alas, i do not live in these places, so must live with reproductions. this is unfortunately most apparent with sculpture, with light, with extremes of abstraction that can look too literally as pictures of nothing. but otherwise really enjoyed this, able to see why i like minimalism, sharp edged, sometimes geometric forms, more than other sorts. and mirrors, i really like mirrors...

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