Why the return to figurative art?

Narrative, a fundamental driving force behind centuries of art, is again preoccupying artists who’ve either rejected or never fully embraced Modernism’s, idealistic search for progress through abstraction.
But after decades of movements and countermovement – abstract expressionism, lyrical abstraction, geometric abstraction, minimalism, abstract illusionism, post-minimalism – why the return to content and context over work whose artistic value is entirely determined by its form? Read article by designer Mark Murphy.
July 21, 2010

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