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The Art of JAMA
August NaN, 2016

An Old Pond, a Frog Leaps in the Sound of WaterStanton Macdonald-Wright

JAMA. 2016;316(8):800-801. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14447

Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890-1973) was a charismatic aesthete in his younger days as he soaked in the Parisian scene of the early 20th century. His seriousness, however, grew throughout his career as he became a restless promoter of modern art among his American peers. His development as an artist was focused on a movement of his own making, Synchromism. Color was Synchromism’s calling card, and like creating a recipe with only one ingredient, Macdonald-Wright would use it to create works that made sound visual, but also referenced more traditional art forms.

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