The Art of the Real
July 3–September 8, 1968
The Museum of Modern Art

A new kind of art has been developing in the U.S.A. over the last two decades. It has characteristics that are typically American. Though abstract, it is related, in attitude, to the great tradition of objective realism that dominated our art in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This "art of the real," however, does not strive to be realistic—.e. like the real—but to be as real in itself as the things we experience every day: the things we see, feel, knock against, and apprehend in normal physical ways.


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The art of the real USA, 1948-1968

on September 19th, 2018