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From: Judith Decker (jdecker4art_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 03 2004 - 10:46:04 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

Jan Hillmer sure knows how to pick out a good site....
This just came through in the Scout Report Today.

12. Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s to

The political and social upheaval that was pervasive
throughout much of the world during the middle of the
20th century spawned a number of creative and
innovative movements throughout various areas of human
activity, including the visual arts. One such
manifestation was the experimentation in visual
forms that involved the use of radically simplified
forms and systematic strategies. These developments
are profiled in this nice online exhibit,
created by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and
supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and
the National Endowment for the Humanities. The very
well-thought-out homepage of the exhibit contains
brief introductions to each aspect of this movement
(such as sections on the use of repetition and
seriality), a timeline that offers information about
the relevant developments within the movement across
Europe, North America, and South America, and finally
a glossary of terms. One real treat of the site
is the "Investigations" area, which allows visitors to
click around a series of text boxes, to uncover the
multifaceted and nuanced answers to such
artistic quandaries as "Do words and numbers function
like lines and shapes in an artwork?" [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout
Project 1994-2003.
- Permission granted to repost.

I added a link to the on my Art- Geometry page. Do use
your "Fair Use" - this exhibit was funded by the NEA.

Judy Decker

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