<ul><li>An  introduction to modern Art </li></ul>Is it
Is it Art?  Foundational Window <ul><li>Task: </li></ul><ul><li>In pairs, try and form a set of criteria (maybe 3 points) ...
Damien Hirst “Request” exhibition
<ul><li>The Physical Impossibility of Death in the mind of someone living (1991)  Damien Hirst, tiger shark, 5% formaldehy...
<ul><li>My bed – Tracey Emin </li></ul><ul><li>Does this bed belong to a male or female? </li></ul>
Feathers fly at art show   <ul><li>A pillow fight began on Tracey Emin's &quot;My Bed&quot; installation  Two art students...
<ul><li>Untitled  by Donald Dudd, painted aluminium. </li></ul><ul><li>Judd used metal and other industrial materials beca...
<ul><li>Maman  by Louise Bourgeoise bronze and steel.  </li></ul><ul><li>This huge spider is just one example of what you ...
<ul><li>The Snail (1953)  – Henri Matisse </li></ul><ul><li>Gouache on cut and pasted paper </li></ul><ul><li>286cm x 287c...
<ul><li>Sunflowers  (1888) by Vincent Van Gogh ; oil on canvas.  </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the touches of blue on the vase ...
African Masks <ul><li>Picasso was inspired by African carvings like these ceremonial masks. He admired their expressive, s...
<ul><li>“ Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,”  </li></ul><ul><li>1907  </li></ul><ul><li>244cm x 234 cm oil on canvas by Pablo Pic...
<ul><li>Bird in Space  – Constantin Brancusi. 144cm x17cm </li></ul><ul><li>Brancusi made several versions of this sculptu...
Marcel Duchamp – Fountain <ul><li>Marcel Duchamp's Fountain was an outrageous innovation in 1917, the first of the 'ready ...
Jackson Pollock -  number 1
 
<ul><li>Rabbit by Jeff Koons </li></ul><ul><li>Here the artist took a rabbit shaped balloon and made it into a polished st...
<ul><li>Perhaps Koons meant to celebrate  consumer culture , or comment on the  throwaway nature of society , by making a ...
<ul><li>Equivalent III Carl Andre </li></ul><ul><li>Fierce arguments sprung up when the Tate Gallery in London bought a se...
<ul><li>Turning the world inside out by Anish Kapoor </li></ul>
<ul><li>The dimpled steel sphere was created fairly recently by  Anish Kapoor . It’s shiny rounded shape makes it look a b...
<ul><li>Wrapped Reichstag , Berlin by Christo and Jeanne Claude.  This required special permission from the German Governm...
Unwrapped Reichstag
<ul><li>Icicle Star (1987) Andy Goldsworthy.  </li></ul><ul><li>This was made of icicles stuck together with frozen water....
<ul><li>Bunny (1997) by Sarah Lucas, tights, chair, clamp, stuffing.  </li></ul><ul><li>This provocative figure is one of ...
This is modern Art
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  1. 1. <ul><li>An introduction to modern Art </li></ul>Is it
  2. 2. Is it Art? Foundational Window <ul><li>Task: </li></ul><ul><li>In pairs, try and form a set of criteria (maybe 3 points) that you believe qualifies a piece as a work of art. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. It has to be....it has to have.... </li></ul><ul><li>On the handout - Circle the images that you think are recognised works of Art. </li></ul><ul><li>Review your “Is it Art?” criteria list - can you add any additional criteria or would you change any of your criteria? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Damien Hirst “Request” exhibition
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Physical Impossibility of Death in the mind of someone living (1991) Damien Hirst, tiger shark, 5% formaldehyde, glass, steel. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a real , dead shark, suspended in formaldehyde to stop it from decaying </li></ul><ul><li>Would you be interested in visiting a Hirst exhibition? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the work qualify under your criteria as art? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>My bed – Tracey Emin </li></ul><ul><li>Does this bed belong to a male or female? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Feathers fly at art show <ul><li>A pillow fight began on Tracey Emin's &quot;My Bed&quot; installation Two art students have caused a stir at the controversial Turner Prize show in London by staging a semi-naked pillow fight on one of the exhibits. Jian Jun Xi, 37, and Yuan Cai, 43, said they were &quot;visual artists&quot; attempting to make Tracey Emin's work more interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Her creation, My Bed, is one of the most contentious pieces of art on this year's Turner Prize shortlist, featuring an unmade bed with grubby sheets, surrounded by condoms, soiled knickers and bottles of vodka. </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of five works of art shortlisted for the £20,000 prize - and which art-lovers have been flocking to see at the Tate. </li></ul><ul><li>The artists said their action was an art work in itself, which they had named Two Naked Men Jump Into Tracey's Bed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Untitled by Donald Dudd, painted aluminium. </li></ul><ul><li>Judd used metal and other industrial materials because he wanted to explore their particular qualities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Maman by Louise Bourgeoise bronze and steel. </li></ul><ul><li>This huge spider is just one example of what you can see at art museums. It stands outside the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM in Bilbao , Spain </li></ul><ul><li>If you had to make a work of art of this scale what would you use to assist you? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Snail (1953) – Henri Matisse </li></ul><ul><li>Gouache on cut and pasted paper </li></ul><ul><li>286cm x 287cm </li></ul><ul><li>At first glance, this just seems like a bright, cheerful pattern. But the title suggests there is more to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the spiralling arrangement resembles the shape of a snail. Can you see the tiny silhouette of the snail jutting out of the lilac shape in the corner? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Sunflowers (1888) by Vincent Van Gogh ; oil on canvas. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the touches of blue on the vase and table. They make the orangey yellows beside them stand out even more </li></ul>
  11. 11. African Masks <ul><li>Picasso was inspired by African carvings like these ceremonial masks. He admired their expressive, simplified forms </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” </li></ul><ul><li>1907 </li></ul><ul><li>244cm x 234 cm oil on canvas by Pablo Picasso </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Bird in Space – Constantin Brancusi. 144cm x17cm </li></ul><ul><li>Brancusi made several versions of this sculpture, some in brass, some in marble, all carefully polished to create a perfectly smooth finish. </li></ul><ul><li>When US customs refused to pass one of them as “art” Brancusi took them to court ... and won </li></ul>
  14. 14. Marcel Duchamp – Fountain <ul><li>Marcel Duchamp's Fountain was an outrageous innovation in 1917, the first of the 'ready mades', embodying layers of wit, both visual and wordy </li></ul><ul><li>The name “R.Mutt” is a variation of Mott a french toilet manufacture. But the signature was added by Duchamp. </li></ul><ul><li>What else are labels added to that changes the way people view them? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Jackson Pollock - number 1
  16. 17. <ul><li>Rabbit by Jeff Koons </li></ul><ul><li>Here the artist took a rabbit shaped balloon and made it into a polished steel sculpture. It might look amusing but do you think it might have a more serious message? </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Perhaps Koons meant to celebrate consumer culture , or comment on the throwaway nature of society , by making a throwaway item such as a balloon into something more permanent </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Equivalent III Carl Andre </li></ul><ul><li>Fierce arguments sprung up when the Tate Gallery in London bought a set of bricks named Equivalent III by Carl Andre. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporters said the work revealed the beauty of manufactured objects. But others said it was just a load of bricks. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think? </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Turning the world inside out by Anish Kapoor </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>The dimpled steel sphere was created fairly recently by Anish Kapoor . It’s shiny rounded shape makes it look a bit like a drop of water. It is an interesting shape in itself but its mirrored surface makes it even more interesting. When you look at the sculpture you can see yourself and your surroundings reflected in it. What do you think of it as a piece of art? </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Wrapped Reichstag , Berlin by Christo and Jeanne Claude. This required special permission from the German Government and a huge team of workers and professional climbers </li></ul>
  22. 23. Unwrapped Reichstag
  23. 24. <ul><li>Icicle Star (1987) Andy Goldsworthy. </li></ul><ul><li>This was made of icicles stuck together with frozen water. But it has long since melted and now only exists in photographs – does it have to be permanent to be a work of art? </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>Bunny (1997) by Sarah Lucas, tights, chair, clamp, stuffing. </li></ul><ul><li>This provocative figure is one of the works in the Satacchi Gallery in London. The half –woman, half- rabbit headless body mocks the idea of attractive women posing as playboy bunnies. </li></ul>
  25. 26. This is modern Art

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