Land Art Missed Lecture Madison Dye Extra Credit

Madison Dye Missed Lecture makeup: February 2, Land Art

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The Role Of Museums missed lecture Madison Dye

Madison Dye, Missed Lecture: The Role of Museums, March 6 makeup

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Public Art Missed Lecture Makeup Madison Dye Extra Credit

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Extra Credit Madison Dye Missed Lecture

Missed Lecture Gerhard Richter February 21, 2012

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Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition extra credit madison dye

Madison Dye Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition at the Denver Art Museum May 1, 2012

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Exhibition Paper #1 Madison Dye

Viviane Le Courtois: Edible at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

April 16, 2012

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Visiting artist #3 extra credit

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Visiting Artist Lecture # 2 Madison Dye

Carlos Runcie-Tanaka

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Visiting Artist Lecture #1 Madison Dye

Artist: Roaslie Favell

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Madison Dye Extra Credit Post on Tobias Rehberger

There was recently an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum titled Embrace! in which many artists were invited to contribute pieces that were fun, inclusive, and included the exercising of many different senses.

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Extra Credit Post Madison Dye

In class the other day we spent some time discussing the importance of art historians versus the artists themselves. One of the articles we read said that art historians are as important if not more so than the artists themselves.

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Heizer Double Negative Extra Credit Madison Dye

The other day in class we posed the question “should Michael Heizer’s work “Double Negative” be maintained or be allowed to erode naturally?”

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Dezeuze Extra Credit Post Madison Dye

In Dezeuze’s article “The 1960’s: Decade out of Bounds,” she explores the many relationships between art and society in the 1960’s, and all of the movements that were born that time. She begins by separating art into three categories of language, body and political context, then further dividing those up into subcategories. One of those subcategories are Op and Kinetic works. Op art, is art that uses optical devices to distort the viewers perception, while kinetic art uses lights and motors to create mobile machines. Some of the political events that Dezeuze cites are the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, the Cold War, and the race to space between USSR and the United States. This last event particularly influenced artists who became interested in the concept that matter is always moving, which provoked a number of Kinetic pieces.

Another movement that Dezeuze refers to throughout the text is the Fluxus movement which uses staged performance pieces and detailed guidelines so that the works can be duplicated. One piece i found extremely interesting was Yves Klein’s “Les Anthropometries” in which he uses naked models covered in bright blue paint at his paint brushes against a canvas and directs them in order to create his art work. This piece really incorporates two of the central themes of the 60’s that Dezeuze addresses. First, the recognition of the beauty of the body and the inherent sexuality of human bodies, which is very well incorporated in the naked, writhing, models covered in blue paint used by Klein. The other prevalent theme of this decade was community which is incorporated by the invitation Klein extended to watch the performance piece being created, and all the models working together in order to create this work of art.

The 60’s was a magical decade where people really dropped their preconceived notions of sexuality and refused to live the lives of their parents. The art of the period reflected the “revolutionary” spirit pulsing throughout the country. The political social and cultural influences of the time really effected the artists and moved art in a whole new direction.

Smith Paragraph Madison Dye

Terry Smith’s article “What is Contemporary Art” attempts to define and categorize contemporary art. This is a very difficult task because contemporary art is such a broad and widely debated genre. Smith starts out by saying that many people categorize Contemporary Art as beginning in the 1980’s and including everything from then to the present. He then goes more in depth about the possible complications with such a broad definition and timeline. Smith talks about the major institutions of the art world who have the power to move art in any direction they choose. These institutions include artists, scholars, the public who is viewing the art, action houses, museums, and patrons just to name a few. The ideas, opinions, and tastes of all of these institutions are what categorize art and ultimately move it in the direction of their choosing. One major point that Smith makes is that Contemporary Art does not have a strict set of stylistic guidelines that can categorize it as does almost every other style in the history of art. Smith says that Contemporary Art never looks the same, and some of it doesn’t even look like art at all. Continue reading

Clifford Still Paper Madison Dye

Although Clyfford Still is categorized as one of the most important, influential, and prolific artists of the Abstract Expressionist Movement of the 1950’s, he is regrettably often overlooked and vastly underrated. Continue reading

Intellectual Post Madison Dye

1. I am an art history major and i am also interested in photography and sculpture.

2. My favorite exhibition that i have seen was Dale Chihuly’s “The Nature of Glass” at the Desert Botanical Gardens in phoenix Arizona. This exhibit consisted of huge glass instillations commingled with the desert botany of Arizona. The way Chihuly combined the colors and textures of his glass with the stark plant life was baeutiful. The flowing glass interwoven between the Yucca and saguaro cacti made for a very interesting aesthetic exhibit. Although it is no longer going on in Arizona, he travels around the country displaying his work. http://www.dbg.org/events-exhibitions/chihuly

3. The most recent book i read lately was Patti Smith’s book “Just Kids.” This book is an account of Patti Smith and how she found herself through her incorporation of poetry and rock and roll. She meets so many inspirational people along the way including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Robert Mapplethorpe the famous photographer. This book was so interesting because it goes into detail about the lifestyle of many New Yorkers of the 1950’s and 60’s and how creative and encouraging everybody was. I would definitely recommend this book.

4. One of my main interests besides art is cooking. Both my mother and my grandmother are chefs so cooking has always been a family oriented activity that i really enjoy. I also like hiking, camping, and just being outdoors in general.

5.  I am new to the whole blogging scene and there are not any blogs that i check regularly.

6. An event that impressed me lately was my visit to Peru to hike Machu Picchu. It was really interesting to be in a different culture and experience how they live for a month. Everything there is so laid back and very different from the way Americans live their lives, constantly on the go and always worrying about the next thing they need to complete. The people we met in Peru were content with whatever it was that they were doing at that exact moment, and they werent always trying to get in touch with somebody else, they were content just being with whoever they were with right at the moment. This was really impressive and eye opening for me because it taught me to just be happy with whatever it is that youre doing and to really live in the moment.

7. There isnt really one specific thought that has widened my horizons. I think that combining everything that you are told and taught and deciphering between those facts which ones you agree with and which ones you dont is what can widen your intellectual horizons.

I submitted this post a few days before it was due but i didnt categorize it and it is floating somewhere on the world wide web so i am resubmitting it now.