Postwar abstraction

Artists in the United States worked in a variety of styles outside of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Pop, including other forms of abstraction all their own.

1945 - 1980

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Ruth Asawa, <em>Untitled</em>
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Taking cues from Mexican basket-weaving, Asawa creates diaphanous abstract forms from woven wire.

Josef Albers, <em>Homage to the Square</em>
Josef Albers, Homage to the Square

Can color alone create dimension? Albers did the research.

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