Another World

The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938–1945

In 1938 in New Mexico, a loose configuration of artists came together to form the Transcendental Painting Group, seeking to explore spiritually heightened abstraction by employing free-wheeling symbols and imagery drawn from the collective unconscious. According to their manifesto they strove "to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light and design to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual.” Another World is on view at LACMA until June 19th.


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