Christo and Jeanne-Claude Although their work is visually impressive and often controversial as a result of its scale, the artists have repeatedly denied that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic. The purpose of their art, they contend, is simply to create works of art or joy and beauty and to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes. Art critic David Bourdon has described Christo's wrappings as a "revelation through concealment."To his critics Christo replies, "I am an artist, and I have to have courage ... Do you know that I don't have any artworks that exist? They all go away when they're finished. Only the preparatory drawings, and collages are left, giving my works an almost legendary character. I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain Valley Curtain
The Gates http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4ADBF_enUS267US273&q=the+gates&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=GU9vS6HvO8HL8Qarx9mBBg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=7&ved=0CC4QsAQwBg
Robert Rauschenberg White Painting (1951)
Erased DeKooning Drawing 1953 William DeKooning
Rauschenberg – Monogram 1959 Began 3D collages, which he called “combines” They consist of something made from other things that only exist because of the cultural times.
YayioKusama “Infinity Wall Mirrors”
Minimalist work came out of Conceptualism Eva Hesse “Addendum” 1967 http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4ADBF_enUS267US273&q=Eva+Hesse&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=S_t7S4iqOYzRlAeSqIiiBQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQsAQwAA Cy Twombly – Inspired by Rauschenberg
If you were asked to make a artwork which was related to the idea of summer. What would it look like?
Conceptual Thought Assignment: “WINTER”
How does it feelEmotionally? Tactilely? What does it smell like?Can you convey a smell visually?Will you convey “Winter” in just lines, texture, color?Will it be more literal?
Sketchbook:Sketchbook Assignment:Please write one page of your FIRST thoughts without interruption about the concept of “Winter”No talking during this exercise please!