The distinction between recognizable imagery and abstract imagery is one of the key dialectics that has run through the modern and contemporary art worlds for the past 150 years. It's not the only one — others include linear versus formal, narrative versus non-narrative, and on and on — it's just one of the most obvious and easiest to illustrate. And these issues aren't limited to paintings and sculptures; they also may be applied to works on paper, installations, photos, films, videos and anything else in... More >>>