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Index, Diagram, Graphic Trace



The graphic trace is a hybrid type of representation: it takes from the index a registration of something unique – an impress of an individual – while incorporating the diagram’s abstraction from what is immediately given in perception. The graphic trace in art is explored here in relation to the index and the diagram through the work of several modern and contemporary artists.


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