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The Man Who Lived Twice, an Appreciation of William Congdon

An exponent of figurative abstractionism, the American painter William G. Congdon, in the 1940s, was as famous as a Rothko, Pollock or Rauschenberg. A tormented and very sensitive soul, he lived two conversions that produced a dichotomy between the “before” and the “after” in his artistic production. If at the beginning his work was still amateur, after the Second World …

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Energy in Motion

Stephen F. Eisenman sees Causal Connection Between The “Anthropocene” and Abstract Expressionism The decade and a half between 1945 to 1960, the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, may turn out to be the most consequential in the history of the planet. That’s when the human impact on nature became so great that the survival of life itself was threatened. The U.S. dropped …

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