Motion towards the center : an essay on reality as expressed in fourteen paintings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charlotte Hume Pope (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gregory Ivy

Abstract: At the center of man's world stands his god, his utmost reality. His whole life is a struggle to draw nearer to this reality. It is the aim of art to comprehend reality in so far as it is humanly possible and express it. Thus, art is one of the highest forms of human endeavor, because it enables man to approach God. This essay seeks to define in words what has been stated in paint in the fourteen pictures it examines. Since the media of writing and painting are independent, irreducible activities, it is apparent that the efforts will not be identical or even equal because of personal limitations. In addition, in order to confine the field of study so that a more intensive search could be made, it was decided to limit the consideration of reality to abstract painting. Abstract painting is here understood as an attempt to reduce ideas, emotions, or objects to an essential or universal aspect as interpreted by the painter.

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Language: English
Date: 1953

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