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Saturday, February 04, 2006

(Post)Modern art

I'm not sure if the design on this Salvatore Valeriano tie counts as Modern or Postmodern, so I'm hedging. The colorful, abstract forms are reminiscent of the paintings of Modern greats Miro and Kandinsky, though they seem to have been simplified even further (and from what I can tell, Postmodernism is all about combining and simplifying historical forms to the point of cartoonishness--see Memphis Milano). The background is all multicolored dots similar to those found in Australian Aboriginal art, or a color blindness test pattern. Or, it could just be 80's New Wave.

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