Frank Stella talks about how abstraction is an art form that doesn't depend on the reality of what we see. Rather, it can encompass all that it means to be alive.
The first modern artists who abandoned realism for abstraction made a dramatic break that rocked the art world. Today, artists still must make a conscious choice to make work about the visible world, or about something beyond it.
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