what do you represent?

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how to look at modern art in america, 1946 a satirical cartoon by ad reinhardt. it was drawn as a response to a diagram that was circulated a decade earlier, attempting to explain cubism and abstract art. the original diagram, created by alfred h. barr, is below. i would have loved to see the notes that reinhardt took about where and how to place each artist. i wonder if warhol had one hanging up in his bedroom and cut and pasted in his own little leaf.

{via sympathy for the art gallery and bunny with an artblog}

1 comment:

  1. i lov that little art diagram with arrows! it was my desktop for a whole semester...full of abstract art history!