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Migrating some old blogs over here. 

The spread of Freud’s thinking put the final nail in coffin of "insightful" art, as photography had to "representational" art.   The dominance of conceptulism in the 20th Century, including the more intellectually coherent forms of "abstract" art, were the direct result.  It gradually became impossible to an educated artist to work without some degree of self-analysis.  Given the somewhat ubiquitous endgame of successful psychoanalytic introspection, the territory was soon well-mined by the surrealists.  
Artist became increasing focused on the primacy of the process, not the piece.   No doubt, this was also influenced by the widespread adoption of almost metaphysical frameworks in the natural sciences, and by a general trend away from materialism in intellectual circles.
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