Tuesday, September 22, 2009

IV Degrees of Dimensionality

ALTER EGO: another side of oneself; a second self
1. 2. 3.4.5.
1. "Alter Ego" by Michael Krynski
2. "Confused" by Judith Kindler
3. "Portrait of Robert" by Louise Bourgeois
4. "Untitled" by Louise Bourgeois
5. "Whose Reincarnation are You?" by Reg Davidson

ABSTRACT: expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specific object or instance; not meant to be a direct representation
1. "In the Armenian Quarter" by Iris Goldstein
2. "Abakan Turkusowy" by Magdalena Abakanowicz
3. "Pathfinder" by Seymour Lipton
4. "Variant" by Brian Jungen
5. "Explosion" by Yayoi Kusama

NON-REPRESENTATIONAL: a style of art in which natural objects are not represented realistically; nonobjective
1. "Corner Mirror with Coral" by Robert Smithson
2. "Jardin Luxembourg" by Iris Goldstein
3. "Wall Hanging" by Robert Morris
4. "Soft Landscape" by Louise Bourgeois
5. "Untitled Felt" by Robert Morris

ANTHROPOMORPHIC ABSTRACTION: a form of abstraction meant to represent animalistic or human themes
1. Chinese Ceremonial Mask (unknown)
2. "Fragile Goddess" by Louise Bourgeois
3. "Shmerzensmann IV" by Berlinde De Bruyckere
4. by Tom Otterness
5. "Unrecognized" by Magdalena Abakanowicz

GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION: a form of abstraction employing geometric or inorganic shapes, often to create patterns
1. "Japanese Pavillion" by Iris Goldstein
2. "Monumento Democracia" by Gyula Kosice
3. "Negev" by Magdalena Abakanowicz
4. "Untitled" by Robert Morris
5. "Untitled" by Seymour Fogel

MASK: an item worn to cover, disguise, hide, or change the appearance of one's face.
1. African Mask (unknown)
2. Elephant Mask, Nigerian (unknown)
3. "Kwigwis Sea Eagle Mask" by Simon Dick
4. "Sun Hawk Mask" by Norman Tait and Lucinda Turner
5. "Volcano Woman" by Christine White

LOW RELIEF: relief sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background.
1. 12th century cathedral fragment, unknown
2. "Asa Mask" by Chidi Okoye
3. "Giza" by Iris Goldstein
4. "Path of Life" by Chidi Okoye
5. "Portrait" by Louise Bourgeois

HIGH RELIEF:sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background.
1. Ceremonial Mask (by Baule?)
2. "Normal Terror" by Robert Morris
3. Relief depicting marriage ceremony, unknown
4. S. Pietro Facade by Ambrogio Buonvicino
5. "Suprematist Relief Sculpture" by Jean Pougny

IN-THE-ROUND being able to be viewed from all sides, such as a free-standing sculpture

1. "Grulla" by Julio Eduardo Goya
2. Headrest, leopard animal (by Yaka?)
3. "Old School" by Berlinde De Bruyckere
4. "Hansel and Gretel and Separate Cage" by Tom Otterness
5. "Untitled" by Robert Morris

Sunday, September 20, 2009

III Volume and Mass (Skin Project)

The object of this assignment was to choose 3 objects around campus and 'wrap' them in order to change the way they are perceived.

My personal goal with this was to choose objects that normally involve a lot of negative space, and, using my wrappings, eliminate that space in order to create a more massive, more indeterminate object.

These portray a wrapped table, statue, and bike rack, respectively.

Monday, September 14, 2009

III Volume and Mass (words)

The amount of space an object fills
1. "Trees" by Christo
2. "Monument to the Escape" by Dennis Oppenheim
3. "Untitled" by Rachel Whiteread
4. "The Wrapped Reichstag" by Christo
5. "Untitled" by Rachel Whiteread

The literal or visual "heaviness" of an object
1."Cusion, 2006" by Rachel Whiteread
2. "Floor, 2001" by Do Ho Suh
3. "One Meter Tornado Interior" by Jene Highstein
4. "Seoul Home" by Do Ho Suh
5. "Steeps" by Ken Price

The force that pulls objects to the ground; related to weight
1."Cause-Effect" by Do Ho Suh
2. "Coastline" by Christo
3. "Device to Root Out Evil" by Dennis Oppenheim
4. "Parachute" by Do Ho Suh
5. "Splash" by Dennis Oppenheim
*since gravity, being a force, is hard to demonstrate, I chose sculptures that tend to rebel against it (water flying into the air, parachuter floating, upside down building not falling down) as well as two that employ it directly for effect (swooshing cloth over the coastline, downward spiraling thing)

a quality related to an object's size, position, and purpose in and with its surroundings. It can be manipulated in order to exemplify certain characteristics of either.
1. "The Umbrellas" by Christo
2. "Cusion, 2006" by Rachel Whiteread
3. "Embarkment" by Rachel Whiteread
4. "Cedar Staircase" by Jene Highstein
5. "Safety Cones" by Dennis Oppenheim

Closely related to presence, but its opposite; the omission of some expected characteristic in order to add purpose.
1. "Amaranth" by Michael Hall
2. "Daddy's Dice" by John Duff
3. "Someone" by Do Ho Suh
4. "Theme for a Major Hit" by Dennis Oppenheim
5. "Untitled" by Rachel Whiteread

Primary Contours
the outer edges of a physical object
1. "Bowl with Floating Collar" by Ursula von Rydingsvard
2. "The wall" by Christo
3. "Engagement Rings" by Dennis Oppenheim
4. "Someone" by Do Ho Suh
5. "Wrapped Monument to Leonardo Da Vinci Piazza Scala" by Christo

Secondary Contours
the inner edges of a physical object, such as the internal design and detailing of a carved sculpture.
1. "Valley Curtain" by Christo
2. "Staircase V" by Do Ho Suh
3. "Fruit of Mystery" by Nancy Graves
4. "Ghost" by Rachel Whiteread
5. "Journey Home" by Dennis Oppenheim

a solid, 3-Dimensional form
1. "Package 1958" by Christo
2. "Heavy Dog Kiss" by Dennis Oppenheim
3. "House" by Rachel Whiteread
4. one of "Nine Muses" by Carlos Dorrien
5. "Two" by Ofer Lellouche