Disfiguring Abstraction

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleDisfiguring Abstraction Author(S)Charles Bernstein (Author)
Abstract  Abstraction is already present from the first recorded history of art, on the Paleolithic cave walls of France and Spain. Marks in space. Perhaps protolanguage, perhaps protoart, no doubt something outside of the categories we now understand. Abstraction and patterning—visual marks unmoored from utility or representation—is a recurring impulse in the history of inscription whether we frame it as the unconscious or primitive. ...Paginationp 486-497
Journal TitleCritical Inquiry  
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