JEAN TINGUELY, Homage to New York
write separate part
number 1,2,3,4, and 5
1 Description- describe what you see- imagine that the person you are describing it to is not there or is blind. How will you make the work of art visible through verbal description?
2 Summary- summarize what you think are the most important pieces of information that you gleaned from the textbook- read the book closely and put it in your own words.
3 Research- go online and find additional information about the image and provide the links for that information for your peers. Make sure to summarize and do not simply cut and paste or give us just the URLs. Go to NGA.gov and find the most relevant image in the National Gallery of Art and paste the url for that artwork.
4 Contemporary Culture- relate the image to something that you find in our current visual vernacular or popular culture- Why is this image relevant today?
5 Peer Review- review someone else’s post and review both positive and negative. Offer additional insights and comment on what you learned from their post.
This is someone else’s post.
JOSEPH KOSUTH, One and Three Chairs
The piece consists of a chair, a photograph of the chair, and an enlarged dictionary definition of the word “chair”. The art piece is composed of an object, and image, and words. The Black and white photograph of the chair looks like the same exact shape and size as the in person wooden chair. They are both identical. Even the shadow of the chair is the exact same.
The piece consists of a chair, a photograph of the chair, and an enlarged dictionary definition of the word “chair”. This art piece proves to us with how we use words to explain and define ordinary and simple things and how we represent something with words used signifies how often things become more complex. This work one and three chairs is the most famous work of Kosuths pieces. It makes people think that when they are speaking of the word “Chair” is used as a solid object we see or is it used to identify it. This is known as a conceptual art.
Joseph Kosuth is an American artist that is one of the main figures associated with the 1960s movement known as Conceptual Art. Kosuth approached art-making from a radical new perspective.
This art piece, represents one chair as a manufactured chair, one as a photograph, and “chair” as a dictionary entry.
4 Contemporary Culture
This art piece is modernized and is related with todays culture because of the definition of chair and how much it is used in our generation today. Most art today is made by meaning and that is exactly what Kosuth said. He said, “Art is making meaning”. Kosuth turned a simple wooden chair into an object for looking for new meaning within something and that is what art is all about in the modern days.