Sunday, April 25, 2010

Art & The Body

5 Questions

1. Throughout the history of art, the body has taken on various roles reflecting the signifiance of that time period. What does contemporary art and the body reflect about our time?

2. Does the perception of deformation to the figure add to the how the viewer sees an artwork?

3. When the body is placed in a specific setting the context of that artwork changes. Does this benefit the artwork?

4. When creating artwork with more than one figure, the relationship of the artwork and the viewer can bring up feelings from our subconscious. Isn't that the main goal of an artwork, to create an emotional reaction to the viewer?

5. Is contemporary art a key tool to breaking down taboos of our society?

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck (Australian, b. 1958). Two Women, 2005. Mixed media, 33 1/2 x 18 7/8 x 15 in. (85.1 x 47.9 x 38.1 cm). Glenn Fuhrman Collection, New York

Ron Mueck (Australian, b. 1958). In Bed, 2005. Mixed media, 63 3/4 x 255 7/8 x 155 1/2 in. (161.9 x 649.9 x 395 cm). Private Collection

Jorge Rodriguez Gerada

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada started making urban art more than 15 years ago in New York City. A founder of the artistic direction known as 'culture jamming,' he is a Cuban-born artist based in New York and Barcelona. Rodriguez-Gerada creates portraits in charcoal of people-until now anonymous-which scale the walls of buildings in our cities in a format that we can begin to describe as gigantic.

Bert Simons

3 dimensional pseudo realistic paper portraits and sculptures. These are papercraft sculptures made in the same way as the familiar papercraft houses and animals

Janine Antoni

Lick And Lather, 1993

Jenny Saville

Rosetta 2, 2005-2006, Oil on watercolor paper, mounted on board

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