In quest of the absolute

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Peter Blum, 1996 - Art - 89 pages
This exquisitely rendered book seeks to articulate the simple premise that Western art's evolution towards the visual asceticism of pure abstraction and color-fields represents a conscious spiritual quest to obtain a state of meditative grace. Malevich and Mondrian are specifically isolated, in the introduction, as the first to concentrate "on nothing but the properties intrinsic to painting", and single images by them as well Newman, Reinhardt, Rothko, Ryman, Marden, Martin, etc. are reproduced in this limited edition volume.

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Erich Franz is a curator at the "Museum fA1/4r Landeskultur und Kunst" in MA1/4nster, Germany.

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