Thursday Thoughts: Abstraction

Ben Shahn

Ben Shahn

“Abstraction is perhaps the most classic of the contemporary points of view. IT sometimes seems to have much in common with that art which has sought to reject content, but actually it has not, for in the case of abstraction content is its point of departure, its cue, and its theme. To abstract is to draw out the essence of a matter. To abstract in art is to separate certain fundamentals from the irrelevant material which surrounds them.”

~Ben Shahn The Shape of Content

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