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.