Proposed superseding of the European abstraction of the past. (Such as Mandrian or Albers)
Post Dada and Pop Art attitude.
indifferent to any content and basically opposed to any aesthetic intent.
Solid planes of color
No set composition
No personal expression
Equality of parts
LESS IS MORE
CR I TIC I SM *Unapproachable *Barron *Misunderstanding of modern art
“ No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it ”
Born May 12th, 1936
Studied painting at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Later attended Princeton University and majored in History.
Influenced by: Abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline and his visits to New York art galleries
--Geometric curvilinear shapes
-vivid and harmonious colors
-Parallel angular stripes to emphasize the
-rectangular shape of his large canvases.
-Straight or curved lines
-Wider range of colors
-Variety of colors
Ellsworth Kelly “ Everywhere I looked, everything I saw, became something to be made, and it had to be made exactly as it was, with nothing added.”
Inspired while at an art museum in Paris, the Musee d’Art Modern.
“ I noticed that the large windows between the paintings interested me more than the art exhibited.”
Ended his traditional painting career.
His source of work is the world of actuality, of things.
Abstract but at the same time they are based on things seen in the everyday world.
In order to understand, the viewer must make an effort to see as Kelly does.
“ the forms and colors of the panels are in usual conversation with each other.”
PAINT ON FLAT SURFACE-> 3D
“ Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface. Obviously, anything in 3D can be any shape, regular or irregular, and can have any relation to the wall, floor, ceiling, room, rooms, or exterior or none at all.
Famous for light installments
Neon lights - Color that bathes or fills its immediate surroundings in a natural way.
Untitled, 1965 - Donald Judd
Sort out highest priority requirements & do the least you possibly can to achieve them
Maintaining system integrity- having, or being conceived of as having, a single unified overall design form, or structure
Cross-cutting concerns or system properties guide
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Unique vantage point
solve problems in a way not available to component designers and implementers
Changes your surroundings to a sophisticated look.