Continuing with the high contrast black and white theme, below is part two of my visit to the Metropolitan museum. One of my favorites museums in the city for its highly diversification in the Arts. So many engaging presentations are currently on display. Including the mural installation depicting wall drawing #370 out of a series of over 1,270 drawings, by the deceased Minimalist and Conceptual artist Sol Lewitt.
It consist of ten geometric shapes filled with parallel contrasting bands of lines strategically placed in horizontal and vertical positions. The work installation was completed on June 30, 2014, and will remain till September 7, 2015.
Then it will be painted over, going along with Lewitt’s belief of conceptual art which credence in the fundamental that the first idea, inspiration or the concept that manifested the art work takes center stage over the actual physical materialistic art piece.
In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art-Sol Lewitt
If you go to the museum, the mural is in gallery 399 on the first floor of the Met’s Lila Acheson Wallace Wing. While you at it, head over to the Modern and Contemporary section of the museum to check out other trippy and hypnotizing pieces like the ones below.
Time lapse Via: The Metropolitan Museum
Photos By: Aesthenik