Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sol Lewitt: System Artist

This sculpture is a example of Sol LeWitt's sculptural experimentation with the simple open cube that he began in the 1960s. The minimalism and exposed structure that he uses is powerful and is an example of seeing things in their essence. The work shows a sense of balance and purity in the repetitive cubic form. It relates to the week's theme, line, in the way it is formed of lines as opposed to exsisting as a mass. These sculptures have sometimes been said to influence deconstructivist architecture like the work of Bernard Tschumi and Peter Eisenman.

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