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June 10th, 2011

Over the years I’ve compiled a collection of images of art that I find inspiring. I’m particularly interested in artwork that preceded this thing that people call “visionary art.” There was a moment around the late 1800’s when art took a turn from outwards representations to inwards exploration. This was the birth of Modern Art (which, incidentally, seems to have “ended” as a movement in the 50’s. So much for modernity!). Modern Art encompassed all number of motifs and approaches – Symbolism, Cubism, Futurism, Pointilism, Surrealism… So many ISMs!

Below is a link to small online gallery of some of this inspiring artwork. I’ve included some commentary with some of the pieces to share what it is about them that I love. I’ll post a few other galleries soon as there are other visionaries who were creating at the turn of the century that often get lost in the annals of art history.

 

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