Essay on Yoko Ono: Alternative and Conceptual Art Genius

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Yoko Ono is known for being the famous John Lennon’s wife and the scapegoat that is blamed for breaking up the pop/rock sensation group, The Beatles. Unfortunately, She is lesser known and given less media credit for being a fantastic alternative artist.
Ono focuses on installation, performance, and conceptual art. Installation art is defined by the artist taking a whole space, room, or building like a museum and transforming it into their art exhibit. The patrons walk in to see an exhibit and are encompassed not only by the art, but the emotions that fill the room that is being portrayed by the artwork (DeWitte 240). Conceptual art is made when an artist comes up with an idea but the making and follow through is done secondary, and
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Yoko Ono is known for being the famous John Lennon’s wife and the scapegoat that is blamed for breaking up the pop/rock sensation group, The Beatles. Unfortunately, She is lesser known and given less media credit for being a fantastic alternative artist.
Ono focuses on installation, performance, and conceptual art. Installation art is defined by the artist taking a whole space, room, or building like a museum and transforming it into their art exhibit. The patrons walk in to see an exhibit and are encompassed not only by the art, but the emotions that fill the room that is being portrayed by the artwork (DeWitte 240). Conceptual art is made when an artist comes up with an idea but the making and follow through is done secondary, and usually by another group of people that participate in the building or on-looking of the art (DeWitte 240). This form of art usually comes to life when the audience takes action to fully form the idea of the artist. Performance art is when an artist acts out their artistic styles and thoughts. It is emotional, sometimes tells a vague story which is open for interpretation, is done in front of a live audience, and most importantly, are rarely ever repeated (DeWitte 240).Since it is almost never repeated, the audience gets a unique experience. These styles are the best definition of what kind of artist Yoko Ono is; wanting the audience to be captured and to be a part of the art-making process. The first piece of artwork that jumps out as a
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