2 edition of David Smith, 1906-1965. found in the catalog.
David Smith, 1906-1965.
|Contributions||O"Hara, Frank, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Circulating Exhibitions, Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||36|
Why is this image so small? The intentional ambiguity of these forms is amplified by the way the composition changes when one moves away from a frontal viewing position, and the seemingly linear rectangular cells are revealed to be compartments that extend as long as seven inches deep. There, Smith learned soldering and spot-welding techniques that he would use throughout his artistic career. While the sculpture's title refers to the artist's bereaved mother, its highly inventive abstract vocabulary also addresses universal themes of loss -- sentiments that were deeply felt on an international scale in the midst of the Second World War. Any work of art should express the material and technique employed as well as the basic creative idea" D.
To this erect line are joined two additional verticals, which seem to split in two as they extend upward. McCoy, op. Smith charges the space enclosed by this alternating head and body with a sense of interiority, where the series of four square compartments filled with mysterious abstract elements that Smith referred to as "glyphs" stand for a complex psychic state. The Museum of Modern Art gave him a one-man show in
Smith's official artistic education began with lessons in drawing and painting at the Art Student's League in New York in the late s, which he synthesized with his professional experience with welding steel while working in a car factory. Prior to the CubisSmith gained widespread attention for his sculptures often described as "drawings in space". The all-important imagery was borrowed from newspapers, magazines, textbooks on medicine, as well as from Old Masters Francisco Goya, Hieronymus BoschPieter Brueghel, and others. Some of the best examples are seen in the Medals for Dishonor, a series of bronze reliefs that speak out against the atrocities of war.
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Barons Moon is an important work at the intersection of Smith's most ambitious contributions to American art, a work at once improvisational, motivically foundational, painted and manipulated with the conviction of a master at the height of his production.
Wilkin, David Smith, New York,pp. Smith started by making three-dimensional objects from wood, wire, coral, soldered metal and other found materials but soon graduated to using an oxyacetylene torch to weld metal heads, which are probably the first welded metal sculptures ever made in the United States.
David Smith A Retrospective Exhibition, exh. Paul Gallery and School of Art, Kramer, "Sculpture of David Smith," Arts, vol. Smith was able to see the latest work of these and other modernist artists when he visited Europe inalthough he was equally fascinated by the archaic art he encountered in Greece.
More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. These works make use of delicate tracery rather than solid form, with a two-dimensional appearance that contradicts the traditional idea of sculpture in the round.
Henning, Paths of Abstract Art, exh. Barons Moon is an exceptional example of the artist's drive to create works in which "space becomes solid, and solids become transparent. In spite of their industrial manufacture and materials, his works blurred the boundaries between sculpture, painting, and drawing, and his sculptures during this period were created in a pictorial fashion, in a single plane.
Lot Essay David Smith conceived Widow's Lament, an intensely personal sculpture, in the wake of his father's death in Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The compartmentalized abstractions of Pollock's Male and Female circa and Gottlieb's series of cell-like compositions known as Pictographs allude to a psychic cosmos related to Smith's sculpture.
Starting inSmith's efforts resulted in the monumental, personage-like forms of the Tanktotems series, and the later series of Bouquet of Concaves, leading in to the massive Zigs.
Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Within the framework of the tangle, relatively self-contained units appear as if suspended. Rosalind E.
A single work may consist of several materials, differentiated by varied patinas and polychromy.Terminal Iron Works The Sculpture of David Smith (Book): Krauss, Rosalind E.: I don't touch, I touch with the eye--David Smith.
Rosalind Krauss believes that the body of work produced by David Smith over the past three decades David Smith the most important sculptural achievement of this century.
This book characterizes his work in a way that will make the reader see it on the grounds of its. Roland David Smith (March 9, – May 23, ) was an American abstract expressionist sculptor and painter, best known for creating large steel abstract geometric sculptures.
Early life and education. Roland David Smith was born on March 9, in Decatur, Indiana and moved to Born: Roland David Smith, March 9,Decatur, Indiana.
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