Modernist Abstraction, Anarchist Antimilitarism, and War
AbstractAnalyzing how and why anarchism and antimilitarism proved central to the development of abstraction in the early twentieth century reveals that modernism needs to be reconceived from a new historical and theoretical perspective. Major artists — Pablo Picasso and others — created abstract art at the turn of the century as an activist aesthetic practice, based on a radical subjectivity that was integral to their anarchism.
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