The Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson, built in the 1970’s, is considered Land Art, also referred to as Earthworks. An Earthwork goes beyond the scope of museums and is art that employs the viewers in a more engaging experience, making it communal art. Located in Rozel Point of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Smithson created a work that is in seamless unity with its environment though it contrasts with naturally formed surroundings.
Lascaux Cave and Stonehenge are both prehistoric pieces of artwork that reflect the values and beliefs of their respective time periods. They both have ties to astronomy, with the former depicting constellations in the form of animals and the latter being aligned to the Sun’s solstitial axis. But the main similarity between the two is the fact that they served a higher purpose than simply being art. They both had a function and meant something to the cultures that built them. They are both highly influential pieces of art that inspired many generations of people.
This paper is a formal analysis of the Marble grave stele with a family group relief sculpture. It is a pentelic marble style relief standing at 171.1cm tall carved by a master. It is from the Late Classical period of Greek, Attic which was completed around ca.360 B.C. . I chose to analyze this piece as apposed to the others because I’m mainly attracted to art and sculptures from the Greek era. The overall color used in this relief is ivory with a few cracks and pieces broken off. There is some discoloration which causes the color to come off as slightly light brown for most of the relief. The sculpture appears larger compared to the other sculptures in the art room. It represents a family which includes a man, his wife, and their
Cave paintings are seen now in our society is a snapshot of just what they people during that time cherished when it comes to prehistoric art. The Lascaux brought about many things and showed historians what the appreciated most during that time. In this cave, there were many depicted cows, bulls, and dear along the natural ledges of the rock, where the smooth white limestone of the ceiling and upper wall meets a rougher surface below. All of this is a great example of what the humans during that time saw and thought of importance, the many animals that they came across and what they looked like, I think it paved the way for other people to see just how dangerous they can be large. The Altamira was another example of many animists that the humans came across overall, the many details of the animal 's legs and also a depiction of humans and their interactions with the animals. Now there are many theories out there that go into detail about the originals, meaning, and purpose of these cave paintings, I will now share a couple that I think is significant. The first one had to do with how the cave paintings might be products, both of rites to strengthen clan bonds and ceremonies to enhance the fertility if animals used for food. The second one is hoof prints, patterns of animal feces, and hide colorings were recorded and
In chapters two and three titled “Sites” and “Movements” respectively, Howard makes the case that there is a “dialectical” relationship between the subject and the landscape (both social and physical) and
Lauren Berkowitz is a contemporary installation artist. Installation art can be described as a three-dimensional painting, sculpture, poem, and prose work, which is usually transient and site-specific. This very modern art practise makes Berkowitz’s expression of Australian landscape is completely different to the previous two artists, Glover and Drysdale. Her work is made with an almost obsessive attention to detail after painstaking research and, ultimately, total dedication to the moment of making.
Robert Smithson’s, “Spiral Jetty,” is an example of earthwork art. In Smithson’s 1972 essay, “The Spiral Jetty,” he explains his first impression of the area where he created one of his best earthwork projects. Throughout this essay, Smithson recounts how his work was built and explains some of his artistic intentions behind the piece. Earthwork art is a type of process art that is also related to minimalism due to its nature of the aggressive character and makeup of bold, “unitary” forms. His essay placed a strong emphasis on how the integration of literature and visual art can develop the perception, interpretation, understanding, and sensory experience for viewers.
Man Ray like many other artists did not care to have his personal life shown in his art. He wanted to be viewed and recognized for his work which included sculptures, paintings, and photography. Man Ray was mostly influenced by Stieglitz's photographs. Man Ray used a similar style to Stieglitz. He captured images that created an unvarnished look at the photos' subject. Man Ray discovered a new way to create his photos; by accident in his work room he discovered how to manipulate objects in his photos on pieces of photosensitive paper.
Overview, background: Enlightenment, (Newton & Galileo); Classicism/Romanticism (French & other Revolutions); Impressionism & Post (Industrial Revolution, Darwin), Modernism (WWI, Freud, WWII) Pop & Op (Vietnam, sexual revolution, Watergate); today (technological revolution).
In current society there is a desire for improving standards of individuals' lives, but how to achieve such a progression comes into question. Some people believe that this stability comes through repetitive practice in one particular area; meanwhile, others, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, think that improvement is found in trying new experiences. Although continually taking part in mastered experiences further builds previous skills in medical procedures, taking part in new experiences can insight self-improvement in physical activities and creative knowledge. In medical operations, mastered areas provide an increase in known skills. For surgeons, they can grow in their field by conducting repetitive surgeries. It is expected that these
Imagine pondering into a reconstruction of reality through only the visual sense. Without tasting, smelling, touching, or hearing, it may be hard to find oneself in an alternate universe through a piece of art work, which was the artist’s intended purpose. The eyes serve a much higher purpose than to view an object, the absorptions of electromagnetic waves allows for one to endeavor on a journey and enter a world of no limitation. During the 15th century, specifically the Early Renaissance, Flemish altarpieces swept Europe with their strong attention to details. Works of altarpieces were able to encompass significant details that the audience may typically only pay a cursory glance. The size of altarpieces was its most obvious feat but
In the second half of the twentieth century, artistic movements made pushes in order to move beyond the traditional gallery space, changing the terrain of displaying and making art. An artist’s body of work no longer needed to reside inside of a gallery or art collection, and artists became free to explore other ways of creating and displaying work. In this vein, Andy Goldsworthy works sculpturally with natural media, and leaves the sculptures within a particular environment, often expecting his work to decay quickly. Many times, the only evidence of any art he makes is the photographs taken during the process. By more traditional standards, art of this nature is entirely contradictory. What is the point of pieces of visual art that cannot
In Grandview Boulevard, completed in 1974 CE, the artist utilizes painterly brushstrokes. The shadows of the trees that are painted dark purple appear to have more painterly aspects than the rest of the composition. From far away, the painting seems smooth and sleek, but up close, the individual thick brushstrokes can be seen. The implied texture of the leaves in the painting is sturdy and prickly, and the texture of the yellowed grass appears to be dry and coarse, however, the actual texture of the painting itself is smooth. The artist also uses both curvilinear and geometric lines. In looking at the trees in the painting, they are composed of primarily geometric lines (excluding the leafy top) that run in a