Explanation: Psychedelia

December 3rd, 2010 by Dan Nadel

Psychedelia: Much-maligned term used to group disparate works of art in the 1960s and early ’70s that focus on intense optical experience and the vibrations of color and line working against each other. Highly decorative, often figurative, but above all, always full. Bitter irony that best psychedelic artists always and forever deny any interest in psychedelia, drugs, and rock music, i.e. Heinz Edelmann and Milton Glaser.

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