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The Art of JAMA
June 9, 2015

AL 3László Moholy-Nagy

JAMA. 2015;313(22):2206-2207. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11793

The period between the two world wars was filled with a kinetic energy. Growing urban centers treated their citizens to a world abuzz with electricity newly implemented on a large scale, automobiles sharing streets with horse carriages and movie houses that broadcast news from across the world. It was an invigorating era for artists who switched their focus from concrete depictions of the real world to visually recording the abstract effects of light, speed, power, and force. They hoped this change would result in art that promoted unity and integration and serve as a pointed affront to the physical and cultural fissures created by war.

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