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
L’Enigme d’Isidore Ducasse (1920) by Man Ray
Wrapped Jerry Can (1961) by Christo


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


20. Sculptural Titillation
Venus de Milo (c. 100 BC) by Alexandros of Antioch
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

Art Responses

3 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 onto the old. A good archaeologist knows it well 🙂

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