The piece I choose to critique is the Spoonbridge and Cherry. I really like how Claes Oldenburg's style is to take everyday objects and make them larger than the actual size. This piece is made of stainless steel, aluminum, and paint. It is placed in the Walker Art Center in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This sculpture is large spoon going over the water like a bridge. On the end of the spoon there is a cherry.
Laci Peterson, a 27-year-old wife who was eight months pregnant, disappeared on December 24, 2002. When the body of the California woman and her unborn child were found four months later, her husband, Scott, was charged with two counts of murder. Detective Craig Grogan gave a sworn statement that he had probable cause to believe Mr. Peterson committed two counts of the crime of 187 Penal Code, homicide, on or about December 23 or 24 of 2002, in the county of Stanislaus. April 17, 2003 the Judge of the Superior Court in Stanislaus County, California issued a warrant for the arrest of Scott Lee Peterson. The court found that the District Attorney’s office did, in fact, have probable cause to bring Scott Peterson in. The Judge specifically
However, the “live” is still typically absent. As the audience for this kind of art, we are always complicit in its meaning. This ringing especially true to any sort of “live” performance. With artworks such as this, one has to allow for themselves to be changed in response to the stimuli. O’Grady pushed the limits when it came to identity in her pieces, she went against the norm and decided to be different. Others chose to intervene into public spaces such as the street, or in this case a parade, to instigate a conversation between the viewer and performer - as one, they work together to allow for later viewers to understand the motif and the
Freedom is the ability to express one's beliefs, wishes, desires, and so on. When people think freedom, they may think of the West being a major symbol of it. However, that is not necessarily the case in several instances. Freedom should be the ability to walk freely, as Chief Joseph described. The unfairness towards the Chinese, Native Americans, and the Hispanic Americans counteracts the idea of the West symbolizing freedom.
TorusMacroCopula is a sculpture created by, Ernesto Neto. This sculpture is a representation of a large scale environment sculpture. An environment sculpture is a sculpture that you can physically enter into or explore either indoors or in a contained space. This sculpture consists of large plastic balls in netting hung from the ceiling. Tourists are able to enter inside of the netting and physically walk across the gigantic plastic balls. This artwork would be classified as an assemblage because it was the process of brining individual pieces together to form a larger whole. The individual objects that were assembled together would be the large plastic balls and the netting.
The image is also funny because of the proportion of the objects within the piece of art. According to the text, it is appeared that the badminton game was being played on the grass and it appears that the shuttlecock fell during a game between two giants who used the museum as the net for the game. I find this to be hilarious when I picture it in my head because the falsehood of the museum is amazing. Normally a museum would be much larger than the individuals playing badminton and the objects used to play the game. However, in this piece of art, it is the complete opposite and it makes me laugh when thinking about the game of badminton. Although I am unsure if the artists intended to make the artwork funny, I believe that it provides a sense of relief for the individuals viewing the pieces. The artists deserve to be respected for the intelligent idea to create something that can be misinterpreted and examined at a closer look in order to find the real meaning of the
The art piece that I chose to critique is the sculpture of a figure kneeling down and getting shocked. It is located on campus near the Morris University Center(muc). When I first saw this sculpture it caught my attention immediately, because of how gruesome the piece was. I feel like I don’t have a good understanding of what the sculpture represents, but it seems like it would raise plenty of controversy, due to its erotic features. It seems like the artist was venting his emotions when he created his idea. The sculpture is fairly large in size, which makes it noticeable, among the other art pieces on campus. The sculpture media consist of wood and concrete, and metal mostly. The individual is keeling down toward the west and is supported
Joe Nocera is a world renowned business journalist and author. He currently writes for the “New York Times, previously writing about business, but over the years has changed his focus to sport. Just recently, Mr. Nocera has released his newest book “Indentured”, in which he discusses the not so glorious side of the NCAA and college sports. In his book, Nocera uses real life stories of former and current collegiate athletes, to further continue his strong feelings and opinions towards the operation and policies of the NCAA. With that being said, one of the first stories he tells in his book is about Ryan Boatright, a former UConn basketball star. Nocera continues in his discussion to share that it is stories like Boatright’s that have driven
The Samo Duck Project’s goal is to put public art next to children’s playground equipment in Norman public parks.
The Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace is a powerful statue built by the Greeks around 190 BC. She was discovered on the Island of Samothrace in the northern Aegean. This statue stands at 10.76 feet which is very tall for a woman. She stood on the bow of a ship,
Cloud Gate was unique to me as its surface allows you to see your reflection, which is then distorted and warped as you walk past the different sections. The reflection of Chicago’s skyline is also visible but the elliptical shape of the sculpture distorts and twists it throughout. This unique piece of artwork allows the viewer to be a part of the artwork along with the rest of the spectators whose reflections are just as distorted across its surface. The omphalos, or concave chamber on the underside of the sculpture, adds even more distortion to the reflections. Both elliptic and hyperbolic geometry was used to achieve an illusionary quality to the sculpture. The sculpture was inspired by liquid mercury, which I believe was very appropriate as its shape and exterior mirrored the consistency and shiny, silver appearance of a liquid metal. Its shape gives the viewer a sense that it’s floating above its foundation and the fact that it’s barely touching the ground made me think it was light. In reality, it weighed over 100 tons!
Our world is full of so many grandiose monuments, eye-catching sculptures, and stunning statues, each having an individual story to tell. Thousands of them have been created however, only a small number of them are actually extraordinary and picture-worthy. This paper will compare and contrast two of those picture-worthy sculptures. Furthermore, I will examine the aspects of each of these sculptures. I will compare and contrast what each of them represents, the differences in texture, their size and their tone.
In The Old Man and the Sea, Fitzgerald uses Joe DiMaggio as a symbol, to help the reader understand one of the main themes of the story, which is that you can be successful no matter your condition. DiMaggio suffered from a very painful heel injury back then in one of the best moments of his career, almost forcing his retirement. Nevertheless, DiMaggio came up in the toughest moments regardless of the pain. Santiago also suffers from physical disabilities because of his late age, but even though the Old Man succeeds, what really matters is that he always kept faith in his abilities, despite his limitations. He sees DiMaggio as a role model, and he expresses that in the novella: ¨But I must have confidence and I must be worthy of the great
The second sculpture I want to talk about today is “Campus Talk” by Dennis Smith. This is another permanent sculpture on Western Michigan University and is one that everyone usually sees when they are heading to the library. This sculpture is my third favorite one on campus at this point in time. The sculpture has two students talking to another student on a bike. Dennis Smith also did a superb job using the elements of art throughout this sculpture. When observing the sculpture, the first thing you notice is the contour lines in the sculpture such as the book cover, fingers, and the straps on the backpack. These lines help define the outside edges of the sculpture. The next element of art that one can see in this sculpture is shape. The wheel on the bike is a geometric shape because it is a circle. This a great example of this element and one that anyone who views it can find. The third element present in this sculpture is value. In the sculpture, there is a bit of a grey scale although the sculpture is mostly light green now due to the weather. The fourth element present in this sculpture is the texture. The sculpture has a simulated texture which means that it
Dhruv Setty Analysis: Anish Kapoor In this discussion I will be describing two works designed by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor. This is followed by discussion of the two significant aspects of his work context and narrative. Born in Mumbai, India, in 1954, to parents of Punjabi and Iraqi heritage. Anish Kapoor moved to London early in his career to pursue studies in design. He first gained notoriety for his work in the 1980s for creating biomorphic sculptures and installations Revered as being “often profound, verging and inspiring”. Much of his work incorporates a modernist feeling. A modernist feeling of materiality with an interest for the control of structure and the view of space. His work consists of natural figures, using specific materials (for example, stone, limestone and marble). His models slowly extended toward more minimalist designs (later in his career). Kapoor uses rich tones, amazingly high-quality surfaces, and uses perspectives that create optical illusions. This shows deep thinking and understanding of space.