Topic: The American painter Robert Motherwell – Abstraction and how it applies to Picasso, Matisse, Brancusi, and Mondrian
The American painter Robert Motherwell wrote: “The function of abstraction is to get rid of a lot of reality. You start with as much richness as you want, and subtract, and then you arrive at the residue of essences that you’re interested in.” How might you apply these words to the art of Picasso, Matisse, Brancusi, and Mondrian? Give each artist equal treatment in your response.
First paragraph: introduction with thesis statement.
•Last paragraph: conclusion summarizing key points and restating the thesis statement.
•Middle paragraphs (three or more): should each contain a topic sentence with relevant facts to support your informed opinion.
•The essay must be created as a Word (.doc or .docx) file.
Compose a written response of 1200-1500 words that fully answers the question(s) asked. This essay should represent your personal reaction and opinions related to the material covered in the course. This is an informed opinion so there is no citing, this should be written in your own words and informed opinions.
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