Saturday, May 1, 2021

Two Running Violet V Forms - Robert Irwin

We just learned about the land art Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson.

Another famous land art is Two Running Violet V Forms made by artist Robert Irwin in 1983 in San Diego.

Irwin liked the forest with eucalyptus trees in this area, how there were so many of them and how the light throughout the day changed and made them look different.

He put violet colored fences up high that would help reflect the light as it was changing through the day and shining through the trees.

Irwin was born in 1928 in California, and went to art school in California.
He started off as a painter, but as he went on to do more abstract art he started making things like these fences that were part of landscapes.

(from: wikipedia - robert irwin (artist))

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