February 11, 2011 |
In: Art, Beautiful, Design, Video
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This blew my mind. And I loved the one girls mom jeans.
that was lame. how is that art.
i did that when i was in kindergarden.
It's the process, not just the eventual outcome. There is a lot of art history behind this work: from Dada art in the 1900's which was based on the idea that anything could be called art, to the abstract expressionists of the 1950's and 60's that explored color field painting, art critic Clement Greenberg's ideas on flatness in paintings (and how this particular work both embraces and rejects those ideas), as well as contemporary notions of sculpture today, including works that are based on color manipulation and the mass accumulation of objects.
I recommend looking at the work of the follwing artists as reference (a simple Google image search would suffice, but reading up on them will give you better context): Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, David Smith, Chuck Close, and Tara Donovan, to name a few.
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