At the time it was quite dismissed because people said it was illustrational
, it wasn't like "Guernica.
The best works in this show seem to be those in which the even-ness of the illustrational
style is disrupted by contrasting factors.
It is something else, and it is precisely owing to the nature of what could be promoted by Intel--a pseudo-documentary montage of images and phrases drawn from American social and political history --that works of art, some very fine and many very inferior, are condemned to serve an illustrational
and instrumentalist function, both on the Internet and in the exhibition itself.
The branches define a spectrum from Geometrical Abstraction on the left (on which the sun shines), to a rightmost limb occupied by the names of artists whose work ranged from realist to illustrational
The paintings are deftly done in a firm illustrational
style, using predominantly warm earth tones with touches of subdued red.
This is also one of several works that Dosso reworked drastically, wiping out an equally large second figure, which cannot but loosen illustrational
Mark Tansey appropriates and thematizes a kind of laconic all-purpose illustrational
style from about 1920, and his works, while in a sense realistic, are polemics against Greenbergian aesthetics.
By exploiting this simple principle Schutz is able to barrel through densely packed scenes efficiently, using a big brush and not getting caught up in illustrational
Stu Mead's "It Only Takes Two To Tango" combines a palette of green, orange, and yellow in a retro illustrational
style to depict a couple's erotic romp in what could be an art museum with tickling lewdness.