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Ode VIII, Oh Rose Thou Art Sick

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Description: Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics
A CRITIC WRITING about Perle Fine in 1945 complained that she had “not yet solved the important problem of inventing a personal style.” By 1946 she had moved from Kandinsky through Klee and Miró (fig. 87). But at the same time she was painting works like Nautical Composition Provincetown, 1946 (fig. 88), a pastiche of representational modes such as trompe-l’oeil (the rope), symbol (the stylized forms standing for water in the lower right), and nonobjective geometricity. The Guggenheim Museum’s …
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Related print edition pages: pp.87-113

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