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Conceptual Art & Visual Metaphor

Conceptual Art & Visual MetaphorJasper Johns Flag 1954-55

Joseph KosuthOne and Three Chairs

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."[3]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

Robert RauschenbergWhite Painting (1951)

Erased DeKooning Drawing 1953

William DeKooningRauschenberg Monogram 1959

Began 3D collages, which he called combinesThey consist of something made from other things that only exist because of the cultural times.Yayio Kusama

Infinity Wall MirrorsMinimalist work came out of Conceptualism

Cy Twombly Inspired by Rauschenberg

Eva Hesse Addendum 1967

Visual MetaphorMetaphors allow us compare or bring ideas together to form new meaning.

If you were asked to make a artwork which was related to the idea of summer. What would it look like?Andrew Campbell

Conceptual Thought Assignment:WINTERSome Artists Ideas of Winter

Is this a season?A time of day? Are you tired of 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?

Grandma Moses Folk ArtIs it more a concept?

More Abstract?

25A Study of your thoughts Process



Sketchbook Assignment:

Please write one page of your FIRST thoughts without interruption about the concept of Winter

No talking during this exercise please!


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