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Art & Context 101

This guide includes information about the fine art prints on the 9th floor of Wells Library at Indiana University Bloomington. Use the resources on each page to uncover how art reflects the society in which it was created.

Question: Why did artists in the 20thcentury paint in an abstract style, instead of representing reality more objectively?

The materials from IU Libraries can help us answer questions like these.  Use the links on this page to learn more about Juan Gris and the movement toward abstraction.

Materials from IUCAT