Damien Hirst Art Work Essay

627 Words Feb 22nd, 2011 3 Pages
Humanities
“Bring Forth the Fruits of Righteousness from Darkness” The artist of whose work I observed was Damien Hirst. He was born June 7 1965 and is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. The piece of art I observed was “Bring Forth the Fruits of Righteousness from Darkness”, it is a gloss covered canvas covered by real butterfly wings and household paint. It is set up to resemble three stained-glass windows from a gothic cathedral. The piece is on display at the Cleveland Museum of art and on loan for five years. The work of art showcases Hirst’s theme of death that is shown in many of his pieces. Damien Hirst became famous for his artwork in preserving dead animals. His works have included cows, sheep, sharks,
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Damien Hirst is a Conceptual artist because his work most often takes precedence over and traditional matters or ideas. This is shown by his work with dead animals and preserving them, which is most often frowned upon. Hirst is known to be a contemporary artist with his work being very modern and spread throughout the country in galleries, exhibits, and even private collections. The Cleveland Museum of Art holds Damien Hirst’s “Bring Forth the Fruits of Righteousness from Darkness” on special loan for five years. It also holds many different exceptional pieces that include Asian and Egyptian art, and its own Picasso collection. It holds 43,000 works of art from around the world. The Museum holds so much history and offers free admission to its public to come and absorb some of world’s greatest works of art the Cleveland is lucky to have on display.
Damien Hirst is a widely known artist that is known to be one of the richest artists to be alive today. His work moves many people for many different reasons and is known for its controversy, beauty, and eccentric style. We are lucky to have his work on display in the Cleveland Museum of Art. He continues to make art today that stands out and is just as beautiful and interesting as the piece I was privileged to
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