Art History II Writing number 14

The two post minimalism art pieces by Naumen and Hess “La Brea/Art Tips/ Rat Spit/Tar pits” and Accession II raise a few of the same questions. Both pieces are very minimalistic in their execution. The piece by Naumen “La Brea” is a fourecent light put in a circle that cycles through different ways of saying…

Art History II Writing number 11

The artists Alice Neel and Leon Golub had an interesting take on figures in their artworks “The Family” done in 1970 and “The Go-ahead done in 1986.” Both paintings portray the human figure in a colorfull and flat way. “The Family” by Alice Neel, shows a family of three sitting together. This composition has flat…

Art History II writing number 2

The cubist painting Violin and Jug uses many elements in artwork in new and axciting ways for the time. The piece has a strong diagonal composition by breaking the image into sections. The shapes, however, are not made unrecognisable by this process. The paint uses brush strokes to give the comosition depth and a grainy…