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Post Object Art And Sociological Influences On The Internal Processes Of Art Making, Steve Havens
The purpose of this thesis is to discuss how external sociological factors inevitably have a profound effect on current art.
Much great art has been created against the flow of what is critically "popular" or "fashionable," but as these external factors become more prominent so the art work produced inevitably suffers.
The exhibition of Frank Stella's black and aluminum paintings at the turn of the 60's, in my own opinion, provided something of a landmark in the history of art. These works, in all their stark, flat, geometric nakedness denied both "form" and "content." They bare no illusions ...