Image with Commentary

November 2014

Artistic movements in the 18th and 19th centuries developed unique languages and grammars to narrate their flight from objective reality to subjective experience. These artistic ideas furthered by Les Nabis, Cubists, Impressionists, Expressionists and Symbolists challenged the language embedded in our perception of the world of fine art, illustration and design. As the artists wandered away from representative and figurative objectivity, they achieved greater creative autonomy and gladly relinquished an aesthetic defined by reproductive accuracy or ornamentation.

The world of modern art was changed forever by these works of abstract artists who expanded our concepts of depiction. Their achievements permit an appreciation of this pixilated depiction of an operating room with a team of orthopedic oncologic surgeons (2014).

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