Shirah Vollmer MD

The Musings of Dr. Vollmer

Fowler Touches: Los Four

Posted by Dr. Vollmer on December 5, 2011

  Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, highlights LA artists. The Fowler http://fowler.ucla.edu/  showed an art group called ‘Los Four’ with a moving quote:

“We are talking about our stories, a humanist tradition in art, which is very much a part of growing up in California. And they’re telling stories-a narrative content-and basically, art that is figurative and not abstract….So they were East Side stories, but really in  a larger context, they were California stories. It was quite an impact in all the art world, because we brought back….emotionalism.”

       Frank Romero, oral history interview, January 17-March 2, 1997, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.

I think the same could be said for psychotherapy/psychoanalysis. Psychotherapists, such as myself, work to bring back emotionalism, so that creativity can thrive. Our goals cross mediums and cross cultures. That’s nice.

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