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the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi)
Flavin’s fluorescent lights grew out of the traditions of post–World War II American art. In the 1950s, abstraction became the dominant mode of artistic expression, especially in New York, which was quickly establishing itself as an international art capital. The abstract expressionists, including such artists as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Clyfford Still, produced nonobjective works that have a painterly quality to them: brushstrokes are visible, paint is allowed to drip and pool, and the artists’ energy and movement are manifest, sometimes aggressively so.
Not all abstract, post-war painting favored the loose brushwork of gestural (continue)
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