Chap1 - CHAPTER ONE TRODUCTION: LIVING INTRODUCTION: LIVING...

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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER ONE TRODUCTION: LIVING INTRODUCTION: LIVING WITH ART Is art part of your life? Constantin Brncu i (1876-1957) A Romanian sculptor who settled in France. Photographs,1933-34 He was a central figure of the modern movement and a pioneer of abstraction. His sculpture is noted for its visual elegance and sensitive use of materials, combining the directness of peasant carving with the sophistication of the Parisian avant-arde garde. He left a relatively small body of work ntred on 215 sculptures, of which ce ed o 5 scu p u es, o w c about 50 are thought to have been lost or destroyed. Constantin Brancusi's studio, as reconstructed 1977-1990 at the N t i l d ' A t M d Muse National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France. Constantin Brancusi. Bird in Space. c. 1928-30. Gelatin silver print Dorothy and Herbert Vogel in their apartment What purposes does art serve? he functions of art) Creates places for human purpose (the functions of art) Creates extra-ordinary versions of ordinary objects Records and commemorates i t ibl f t th k Gives tangible form to the unknown Gives tangible form to feelings and ideas efreshes our vision and helps us see the world in a new way Refreshes our vision and helps us see the world in a new way Promotes social, political, religious ideas (e.g. propaganda, protest) Assists in various rituals E n t e r t a i n s rt creates places for some human Art creates places for some human purpose. Maya Lin with a model of e Vietnam Veterans Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C. 1982. Black granite, length 492 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1980. Maya Ying Lin (b. 1959). American sculptor and architect. She was still an undergraduate at Yale University when she won the competition for a Vietnam War veterans memorial to be built near the Linconln Memorial in Washington, .C. Amid controversy over her untraditional design ....
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Chap1 - CHAPTER ONE TRODUCTION: LIVING INTRODUCTION: LIVING...

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