Monday, January 30, 2017

Baltimore Museum of Art

This work of art is formed by Magdelene Odundo and takes inspiration from the form of a woman's body in the creation of her art. It is described as "questioning the relationship" of societal conceptions and ideals of beauty contrasted to the true form of a woman. I was drawn to this piece of art because it lacked normal symmetry that nearly every other piece possessed, rather it was created in a unique form to the artist. 

This was my favorite piece that I looked at in the art museum because it was not crafted out of a single block of a substance, rather it was created using a metal frame and hundreds of different metal wires to construct this sculpture. The artist was Naum Gabo from Russia and was created with the idea of some form of futuristic machine in mind. This work's intricate design and form that was created out of so many components is what attracted my attention to the piece out of all the other works in the museum. 

This work was created by Jacques Lipchitz, an American and originally done in 1915. I was drawn to this sculpture not because of its intricacy but because of its simplicity. It stood out as a solitary figure and did not offer any true description in regards to the design of the piece. I especially liked it because it seemed to merge several shapes into one standing figure without letting any one shape dominate. The separate shapes are merged into one and no single structure could be separated from the statue and stand on its own. Rather the sculpture depends on each of its parts and would be nothing without each entity formed into one shape. 

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