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Choose one of the following artists for an examination of their stylistic development into abstraction:

  • Arthur Dove
  • Stanton Macdonald-Wright
  • Marsden Hartley
  • Max Weber
  • Georgia O'Keeffe

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining your selected artist's development into abstraction that responds to the following:

  • How and why did early American abstraction develop?
  • What subjects were present in your artist's abstract works? Describe with at least one example from the artist.
  • Why did the artists choose to work in this style? To what influences were they responding to from Europe, and how was their own exploration of abstraction meaningful to them?
  • What is your own response to the artist's work?

Format your work according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

You may submit your overview as a Microsoft® Word document, or a Microsoft® Word document with images, or you may use another document creation tool if you have access to the Adobe Creative Suite.

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Final Answer


Running Head: ART PAPER


Art Paper
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Art Paper

Abstract art is a form of art which starts with something real which can either be an object
or a scene then and in a way it departs from reality in the aim of obtaining emotional or intellectual
essence from a complex picture. Abstraction was defined as a new form of art in the United States
that did not make reference to any real subject. Abstract art does not make any representation of
the real World but try to be nothing more than what they are (Feist, Brady et al, 2004). This form
of art attempts to break away from traditional representation of physical objects. It focuses on
exploration of relationships of forms and color unlike traditional art which represented
recognizable images. Abstract art was developed in the early 20th century and it included early
movements of Surrealism, Dadaism, Cubism and Fauvism. Other abstract forms included the
Suprematism, Art informel, Neo-plasticism and De Stijl. The roots of abstract painting can be
found with Post-Impressionism (Gooding, 2001). In this paper, we will be looking at Marx Weber
and examine his stylistic development into abstraction.
Max Weber who was born in a Russian Empire in 1881 became a renowned American
painter, printmaker and sculptor. During his early years in his abst...

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