A Humanist Outlook for the Contemporary Artist

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The problem being considered in this paper is the alienation of the general viewer from contemporary art. Modern art has become less understandable than ever before to the non-art audience because it has, in many cases, ceased to deal with human-oriented subject matter, and has become detached from life. This paper examines ways in which modern art might be made more accessible to the world through the artists' use of emotion, intuition, intelligence, and other Humanistic elements as content for paintings. It contains a four-part proposal of what Humanist art is. The basic form is the use of rhetorical questions ... continued below

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Humphries, Judith Garrett May 1978.

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The problem being considered in this paper is the alienation of the general viewer from contemporary art. Modern art has become less understandable than ever before to the non-art audience because it has, in many cases, ceased to deal with human-oriented subject matter, and has become detached from life. This paper examines ways in which modern art might be made more accessible to the world through the artists' use of emotion, intuition, intelligence, and other Humanistic elements as content for paintings. It contains a four-part proposal of what Humanist art is. The basic form is the use of rhetorical questions about modern art, leading one to more questions and to a broader, more open-minded attitude toward modern art.

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Humphries, Judith Garrett. A Humanist Outlook for the Contemporary Artist, thesis, May 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503863/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .