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symphonic Forms #40

Symphonic Forms #40





    Some artists working in the Federal Art Project took the opportunity to experiment with abstract and surrealistic imagery. 

Artists who had seen the work of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse in the 1913 Armory Show of modernist art could now explore how new ideas in art might inspire their work with a modern sensibility or feeling. 

While most Illinois artists chose not to emulate the abstraction of Picasso, some experimented with the dreamlike qualities of surrealism.



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