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Online: Drawing through the 20th Century

Museum of Modern Art / New York / Art

The digital slideshow “On Line,” which borrows its title from a 1919-20 essay by Vasily Kandinsky, focuses on drawing’s most basic element. Beginning with the year 1910, and ending a century later, the survey is organized chronologically and thematically in three separate sections: surface tension (the representation of movement on a flat plane), line extension (the use of contours to advance into a third dimension), and confluence (the collapse of outlines into their backgrounds). It’s a witty art-historical tour of “line” in its various permutations. —C.J.F.

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