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1. Fine Arts.
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A contemporary American form of Hard Edge Abstract Expressionism painting style influenced by Existentialist philosophy, where paintings are juxtaposed with separate written commentaries addressing social issues in current American society. Purpose of art and commentaries is to document and create awareness for social change. Verdadism subject matter: tolerance, peace, gender, race, identity, stereotyping, labeling, education, creativity, self-empowerment, family issues, health care, a deeper understanding of the human soul, personal truth seeking.
Origin: 1992-Present; <created by artist, Soraida Martinez, by combining Spanish word for truth (verdad) and English suffix for theory (ism)
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