Saturday, June 12, 2021

Repetition Ninetee III - Eva Hesse

We just learned about the Double Negative by Michael Heizer.

Another famous work of art is Repetition Ninetee III by Eva Hesse made in 1968 in New York.

Hesse was born in Germany, but her family moved to America in 1938 because of World War II.
In America she went to Yale for art school.

She became famous for a type of art called Postminimalism.
This was a type of art that was very simple like minimalism, but things were usually more hand-made instead of machine made.

Her work of art Repetition Nineteen III was made of fiberglass and polyester resin, and was 19 different cylinder pieces that were all about two feet tall and about one foot wide.
She liked to make them simple, but they were not all exactly the same.
And since it was made of fiberglass it would change over the years, which she liked and said "Life doesn't last; art doesn't last. It doesn't matter."

(from: wikipedia - eva hesse)

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