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A Space for Dialogue 78

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January 2013

Abstracting Emotion: The Intersections between Black and White

Gwendolyn Tetirick ’13, The Kathryn Conroy Intern

Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

2013, 2 pages

In Western culture, the color black is a code or symbol sometimes associated with depression, darkness, and despair. Some twentieth-century artists have gone beyond these preconceptions to imbue the color with very personal associations by manipulating the cultural significance of black using the principles of abstraction. The artists harness a range of tones, forms, lines, and edges to create a unique style and form of expression centered upon black.  

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