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Steve Flynn Intro to art Field Trip Assignment #2 01/30/08 When I visited the Monroe Brown Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts I was particularly fond of one art piece. The artist is Dan Flavin, and the art piece is called Alternate Diagonals and was made in 1964. The piece consists of four red fluorescent lights and then one long yellow fluorescent light, all on an upward slope from left to right. To me it reminds me of a guitar. Daniel Flavin was born in Jamaica, New York, on April 1, 1933. He studied for the priesthood for a time. During military service in 1954–55, Flavin studied art through the University of Maryland Extension Program in Korea. Upon his return to New York in 1956, he briefly attended the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and studied art history at the New School for Social Research. In 1959, he took drawing and painting classes at Columbia University; this year, he began to make assemblages and collages in addition to painting. Flavin’s early paintings reflect the influence of Abstract Expressionism. His
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ART 1200 taught by Professor Richardkeaveny during the Spring '08 term at Western Michigan.

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