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Martin Puryear – Formalism is a Dirty Word

“In art theory, formalism is the concept that a work’s artistic value is entirely determined by its form–the way it is made, its purely visual aspects, and its medium. Formalism emphasizes compositional elements such as color, line, shape and texture … Continue reading

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Martin Puryear – Formalist Sculpture

Martin Puryear (born May 23, 1941) is an African American sculptor. He is considered one of the foremost sculptors of the present day,and the leading African American sculptor. He works in media such as wood, stone, tar, and wire, and … Continue reading

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