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Inventing Abstraction  / How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art

Late 1911 through 1912, audiences in Europe and the United States saw the first works of modernist abstract art. This break from pictorial tradition transformed different mediums in many countries, such as: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, writing, music and dance. It amounted to as great a rewriting of the rules of artistic production as had been seen since the Renaissance.

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