Showing posts with label Minimalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minimalism. Show all posts

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Untitled - Dan Flavin


We just learned about the minimalist sculpture Anne Truit - A Wall for Apricots.

Another famous American sculpture is Untitled - Dan Flavin, made in 1980.

Flavin was born in New York in 1933, and studied art in Korea while he was in the air force.

He was most famous for making art using fluorescent lights.


(from: wikipedia - dan flavin)


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Anne Truitt - A Wall for Apricots


We just learned about the Bronze Gate by Robert Morris.

Another famous work of American art is A Wall for Apricots made in Baltimore in 1968.

Truitt was born in Maryland in 1921, and grew up in North Carolina.
She went to college for psychology, and then later went to study art.

Like other American artists at the time, she was famous for the Minimalist style that was very simple.
Her sculpture called A Wall for Apricots is a 6 foot tall rectangle block of wood painted in white, green and yellow.


(from: wikipedia - anne truitt)


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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Bronze Gate - Robert Morris


We just learned about the sculpture Caterpillar by Norman Carlberg.

Another famous American sculpture is Bronze Gate by Robert Morris made in 2005 in Pistoia Italy.

Robert Morris was born in Missouri, and went to the University of Kansas to learn about art.

He was famous for the minimalist kind of art that was used very simple shapes to make interesting art.
Morris was also famous for performance art, and land art.

His sculpture of Bronze Gate is an arch made of steel outside a hospital in Italy.


(from: wikipedia - robert morris (artist))


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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Untitled - Donald Judd


We just learned about the Four Squares in Square Arrangement by George Rickey.

Another famous American sculpture is Untitled by Donald Judd, made in 1991 in New York.

Judd was born in 1928 in Missouri, and went to art school in New York.

He was famous for making art that was called Minimalism.
The sculptures that he made were very simple, with straight lines and edges and simple colors.
One big difference for his art is that he sometimes used machines to cut and shape his art, instead of making it using hand held tools.

His art "Untitled" is about 25 feet long, 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
It is made out of aluminum that is then painted.

Some of his art looks like a piece of furniture, and he even worked later on to make some tables and chairs for furniture companies.


(from: wikipedia - donald judd)


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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Untitled - Larry Bell


We just learned about the sculpture of Throwback by Tony Smith.

Another famous American sculpture is Untitled by Larry Bell, made in 1964 in Washington DC.

Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles, California where he grew up studying art and wanted to work for Disney some day making animations.

He was famous for making abstract art that was very simple and made people stop and think about his art.
The Untitled sculpture that he made in 1964 was made of metal like gold, and was made in a cube shape on top of a clear stand.

He made a lot of his sculptures with mirrors and glass, so that people would walk around them and look under, over and around all sides.
Part of the idea of his art was watching how people looked at it in different ways and came up with different ideas for what it meant.


(from: wikipedia - larry bell (artist))


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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Throwback - Tony Smith


We just learned about the S, Metal by John Chamberlain.

Another famous American sculpture is Throwback by Tony Smith in 1979 in Washington DC.

Smith was born in 1912 in New Jersey, and was very sick as a child.
He grew up during the depresson, and went to an art school in New York while he was growing up.
Later on in life he worked as an architect and an art teacher in college.

He was known for making what was called Minimalist art, which was artwork that was very simple looking, but was still very interesting.

For his sculpture called Throwback, it was a 7 foot by 11 foot sculpture made of aluminum that was welded together.
The pieces were all at different angles so they made a sort of squarish ring with a lot of edges.

Smith really liked geometry, which is how shapes look and work together, so this sculpture that had a lot of different rectangle type shapes connected to each other in interesting ways.


(from: wikipedia - )


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