Art Responses 2

As I mentioned previously in ‘Art Responses‘, the more I look at art the more I think that there is nothing much new to say or do. I believe that the universe is limited visually, and artists keep repeating things over and over again. Compositions, structures, placements, etc. Somehow, we are constrained by the limitations of physics. Here, I present a new set of works for comparison. Some of them are more coincidental then others. However, some works are more than just coincidences. They are actual responses to what appeared in art earlier. This is not a new discussion and my blog entry is a simple exercise on the matter.

11. Wrapped objects
the_enigma_of_isidore_ducasse_1920ManRay
L’Enigme d’Isidore Ducasse (1920) by Man Ray
JerryCanChristo1961
Wrapped Jerry Can (1961) by Christo

 

12. Squares with Concentric Circles
kandinskycolourstudy
Colour Study, Squares with Concentric Circles (1913) by Kandinsky
chuckclose1997
Self-Portrait (1997) by Chuck Close

 

13. Architectural Models
Architekton1923Malevich
Architekton (1923) by Malevich
Renata-deAndrade
Cardboardcity (2017) by Renata de Andrade

 

14. Cut Canvas
lucio_fontana_concetto_spaziale
Concetto Spaziale Attese (1963) by Lucio Fontana
adriana_varejao_parede_com_incisoes_a_la_fontana
Parede com Incisões a la Fontana II (2001) by Adriana Varejão

 

15. Missing Bodies
Consumption1982AnthonyGormley
Consumption (1982) by Anthony Gormley
samantha_holmes_absence
Absence (2012) by Samantha Holmes

 

16. Stretched Footballs
longBallOrozco
Long Ball (1993) by Gabriel Orozco
PillBall2009FelipeBarbosa
Pill Ball (2009) by Felipe Barbosa

 

17. Iconic Gold
TheodoraMosaic
Theodora Mosaic (6th Century) San Vitale, Ravenna
Gustav_klimt_Adele
Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907) by Gustav Klimt

 

18. Shit Art
Manzoni-Merda-d-artista
Merda d’Artista (1961) by Piero Manzoni
CrappuccinoMdeMelo2002
Crappuccino (2003) by Marcelo de Melo

 

19. Careless Swing
FragonardTheSwing1767
L’Escarpolette (1767) by Fragonard
TheSwing2001YinkaShonibare
The Swing, after Fragonard (2001) by Yinka Shonibare

 

20. Sculptural Titillation
front_views_of_the_venus_de_milo
Venus de Milo (c. 100 BC) by Alexandros of Antioch
Venus_de_milo_with_drawers
Venus de Milo with Drawers (1936) by Salvador Dalí

Man RayChristo | Wassily KandinskyChuck CloseKazimir Malevich | Renata de Andrade | Lucio FontanaAdriana Varejão | Anthony Gormley | Samantha HolmesGabriel Orozco | Felipe Barbosa | San Vitale [Theodora] | Gustav KlimtPiero Manzoni | Marcelo de Melo | FragonardYinka ShonibareAlexandros of AntiochSalvador Dalí

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2 thoughts on “Art Responses 2

    1. I accept your disagreement 🙂
      Yes, it is mostly about the present moment. However, most artists are still repeating old formulae and adding things here and there. We are piling the new into the old. A good archaeologist knows it well 🙂

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