ART

High Contrast

11/06/2014
SOL LEWITT_WALL DRAWING #370

SOL LEWITT: WALL DRAWING #370

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.

SOL LEWITT_WALL DRAWING #370

SOL LEWITT: WALL DRAWING #370

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.

SOL LEWITT_WALL DRAWING #370

SOL LEWITT: WALL DRAWING #370

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.

ROBERT MOTHERWELL_ELEGY TO THE SPANSIH REPUBLIC, NO.35

ROBERT MOTHERWELL: ELEGY TO THE SPANISH REPUBLIC, NO.35

Bridget Riley: Blaze I

BRIDGET RILEY: BLAZE I

KENNETH NOLAND:OCTOBER

KENNETH NOLAND: OCTOBER

JOEL SHAPIRO: UNTITLED

JOEL SHAPIRO: UNTITLED AND AL HELD: MERCURY ZONE III

Dress: Zara

Time lapse Via: The Metropolitan Museum

 Photos By: Aesthenik

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