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

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