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Eye of the Beholder: Abstract art entwines with reality in a group show at Meredith College and a new mural at NCMA

I used to hold the Modernist idea that abstraction was always sourced in the real. Cézanne’s fields of brushstrokes were recognizable as landscapes. Kandinsky’s improvisations referenced battles, or used a horse and rider as a starting point. Postmodern culture made me cancel my subscription to that idea, but it still has strong circulation among some […]