from a Crafty Course
Modernism is about pushing abstraction. We know it's a poppy because whoever made it says it's a poppy.
Here are two traditional abstractions (another oxymoron)---representations of nature.
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I had a hard time finding abstracted imagery that the makers would classify as modern quilts---which makes me think that representations are just as foreign to today's modern movement as they were to the abstract painters of the post World War II years.
Painting by Mark Rothko
No. 3/No. 13 (Magenta, Black, Green on Orange),
Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
See the Museum's Rothko collection by clicking here:
Nevertheless: I found a few interesting abstractions in modern quilts.
Click on these links:
Jacquie Gering's Tulip at Tallgrass Prairie Studios
Sheila Frampton-Cooper's quilts:
And several at the West Michigan Quilters guild show: