He was born on January 28, 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a sculptor best known for his public art installations. His sculptures often featured very large replicas of everyday objects. He was also a pop artist. A pop artist is a sculptor or painter that, paints or sculpts everyday objects. He often worked in close partnership with his wife Coosje van Bruggen. The Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture completed in 1988 by he and Coosje van Bruggen is on display at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Oldenburg made his first show at the Judson Gallery, Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square. The show presented his three dimensional works. In 1959, Oldenburg had many kinds of work of art. He developed his skill by creating sacking,
Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City on October 27th, 1923. He described his childhood as quiet and uneventful. His father was a realtor; his mother was a housewife. Art was not taught at the school Roy attended, but when he turned fourteen he began taking Saturday morning classes at the Parson’ School of Design. After he graduated from high school in 1940 he attended the School of Fine Art at Ohio State University. He was drafted however in 1943 in the middle of his education at Ohio State. While he was in the military he served in Great Britain and Europe. When he returned to the U.S. in 1946, he completed his studies for his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Ohio State University in 1949. After he got his
Claes Oldenburg was a wonderful sculptor. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 28, 1929. He was famous for his sculptures, which were usually created from everyday objects, however at first he worked as a reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He developed his famous skills by working on paper machie. His style of art was pop art , which is art based on modern culture and the media. There were many other people who did this style, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, but they painted instead of sculpting. My favorite quote from him was, “My mom told me to avoid the color red.” because it is funny.
Claes Oldenburg was born January 28, 1929, in Stockholm, Sweden. His father was a member of the Swedish foreign service, so Claes and his family moved often. From 1930 to 1933 the Oldenburgs lived in New York, and from 1933 to 1936 they lived in Oslo, Norway. Then in 1936 the family moved to Chicago, where Claes's father served as consul general of Sweden.
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He was born in 1853, in the town Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He inherited his artistic abilities from his mother, who was also a very talented artist by the name of Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Van Gogh is well known for having psychological problems. His problems began at a really young age and it is something that he battled with all throughout his life, and it is revealed in his artwork. Although van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time, very few people were familiar with his work until after his death.
As he was uttering all this, I wrote it all down, trying to make it fit into the significance behind the discovery of his signature style. He went on to tell me big part of the story follows the departure from his parents’ side. He said he went on to travel the globe, he studied art in Paris, found the love of his life. He commented that the sheer joy of just living life the way he wanted to steer it, allowed him to collect a bundle of memories and that it all has inspired his art. Life itself is a ceaseless source of inspiration and it morphed into his primary artistic influence: “I didn’t just sit one day and said ‘I’m going to have my own distinguished style.’ My art depicts aspects that are part of our normality—we just aren’t aware of
One of his jobs was to design the weather map for NBC’s morning news. In 1952 Warhol held his first exhibit, it was not a financial success, but it enhanced Warhol’s reputation as a commercial artist. But his spare time was now taken up with pop art, inspired by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, two young pop artist, Warhol had come across in 1958. He began to paint, draw and print everyday objects such as, dollar bills, soup cans, postage stamps, comic strips, and soda bottles. According to Warhol, these were some of the consumer products “on which America is built.”
I am very fond of this work of art. The way every part of it is different and that there is no pattern and nothing is the same really intrudes me. The detail on each figure is incredibly real. The fact that someone did this in today’s world is also extremely interesting. By looking at this piece at first I thought for sure it was from the far past, when I found out it was not and that it was a newer piece I was
Claes Oldenburg works in sculpture but is still one of the players in the growing pop art movement we are seeing today. Oldenburg creates “soft-sculptures” using materials like cloth, foam and rubber. In just his materials alone you could see how he is using this common goal of consumption and industrialization used by many of the other pop artists. Items like rubber, foam and plastic are being used in everything we buy today and are common amongst our American culture. Oldenburg works in a witty way depicting everyday objects that people
Chuck Close was born on July 5, 1940 in Monroe, Washington. His father, Leslie Durward Close, was a sheet metal worker, and his mother Mildred Wagner was a trained pianist. Chuck Close’s hobbies as a kid where painting and art. Suffering from severe dyslexia, Close did poorly in school but found happiness in making art. After earning his MFA from Yale in 1964, Close turned out to be one of the most famous American art world by creating large-scale, photorealist portraits that
The abstract expressionist I admire is Lee Krasner because once I seen her work I loved it is based on different colors and weird shapes. Of course everything has a meaning of its work. I am going to talk to you about her life and work. Lee Krasner was born on October 27, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York one of the things she liked was to be called Lenore but as the years passed she loved to be called Lee. Lee parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Lee was the youngest of six children and the only one to be born in the United States. Lee graduated from high school in 1925 she was awarded a scholarship to attend a Women’s Art School of Cooper Union. Once she graduated from that school Lee wanted more art education. Lee loved to do art work she was
Sol Lewitt, the most eminent and renowned artist was born on September 9th, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut to the Eastern European immigrants. His father was a doctor and an inventor. When Solomon Lewitt was of the age of six years his father died. Thus, in the very age of life Lewitt had to face several difficulties and challenges. His mother was a nurse at a local hospital. Soon after the death of his father, Lewitt shifted with his mother to live with an aunt in New Britain Connecticut. Thus, due to limited resources Lewitt was unable to be enrolled in a advanced school. However, he had a keen interest in arts and architecture at the very early age. So his mother enrolled him to an art class at the Wasdworth Atheneum in the same city Hartford.
I chose Andy Warhol for my paper. His art is so fancy and eye-catching. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, August 6, 1928. He started doing art after he contacted illness. His mother was an artist and encouraged Andy while he was recovering from Chorea. She rewarded Andy by giving him delicious sweets mostly chocolate bars, when he finished a page in his coloring book.
The painting shows man and nature in harmony. A clear sign that he focused mostly on drawing is the geometric forms used in the painting. He used very calm tonality to give it the calmness. His artwork and brushwork are very fluid and focused. This painting has no historical meaning because this painting was after his transition from historical to landscape. Instead of telling a story it is supposed to evoke a calm mood. The golden light contributes to its peacefulness. Now that I have explained both paintings individually, in the following paragraph I will talk about their differences and what makes them different.