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    • Artists Project 2010 Sol Lewitt By: Ryan Stuntz
    • Vital Statistics
      • Sol Lewitt
      • Born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 9, 1928
      • Son of a Russian-Jewish family
      • Died on April 8, 2007
      • Was one of fathers of Minimalism and Conceptualism
    • Major Personal Events
      • Went to Syracuse and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor’s degree in fine art
      • Worked underneath I. M. Pei and learned how to make sculpture and architectural pieces
      • Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Robert Morris made him see the first bits of structure in art and they showed him how art can be organized and still be profound
    • Key Historical Events
      • Lived through WWII and fought in the Korean War and his pieces reflect on how they did not have very much to use and only had the bare necessities
      • In the war he served in California, Japan and Korea
      • The abstract age was going on with most artists working on abstract pieces but he did not
      • In 1960s the Minimalism movement was starting and this made him find something he loved to do
      • Was discriminated against because he was Jewish during WWII but was already in US so he was not in any danger
    • Influence on the Art World
      • Other artists made his work for instructions giving them confidence
      • My aunt made one and it gave her confidence that she could be an artist and be creative in her own way
      • Wrote the influential essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” in 1967 which defined conceptual art so others could follow along such as Joseph Kosuth and Tony Godfrey
      • Started the Conceptual art movement and was called the high priest of conceptual art by different people such as Dan Flavin
    • Stylistic Traits
      • Minimalism- the art is stripped down to only the basic elements
      • Conceptual Art- the concept or ideas are more important then the visual aspect and most can be made by others
      • Mathematical Logical work- uses progressions and movements that are natural
      • Bold pieces that catch your eye but most do not have a dominant area.
      • 4 colors each stand for a different type of line, blue is diagonal lines going to the left, gray is vertical lines, red is diagonal going to the right and yellow is for horizontal lines
      • Most of his work is made in India Ink Wash
    • Stylistic Traits: Wall Drawing 462
      • Uses only the minimal colors black and white
      • Was made by another draftsman
      • Each arc is precisely made to be 4 inches larger then the last
      • Whole piece grabs you but not one area stands out
      Wall Drawing 462 made in 1984
    • Stylistic Traits: Wall Drawing 413
      • Uses 4 basic colors: red, blue, yellow and gray
      • Each of these colors was used to stand for a type of line
      • The whole piece is made by using a system to change each smaller square
      • Was made by David Higginbotham
      Wall Drawing 413 made in 1984
    • Stylistic Traits: Wall Drawing 793b
      • Made up of the 4 basic colors
      • The progressions are very natural to the eye
      • No area stands out but it draws you in to see the differences in the arcs
      • Was drawn by Sachiko Cho when she followed directions from Sol Lewitt
      Wall Drawing 793b made in January 1996
    • Stylistic Traits: Wall Drawing 821
      • Uses only black and glossy black paint
      • Uses the 4 basic lines to create a interesting piece that he made instructions for again in color
      • Shows how artists draw lines and the different effects they can cause
      • Was made by others such as Sachiko Cho and Naomi Fox
      Wall Drawing 821, April 1997
    • Stylistic Traits: Wall Drawing 23
      • Made in 2010 by Ryan Stuntz
    • Conclusion
      • Sol LeWitt was a revolutionary artist who was one of the first to have lots of structure in his pieces
      • Most of his work was very simplistic and use only the most basic colors
      • His work followed mathematical orders and natural progressions