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Installation art describes an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called Land art.

Installation art came to prominence in the 1970s but its roots can be identified in earlier artists such as Marcel Duchamp and his use of the readymade and Kurt Schwitters’ Merzart objects, rather than more traditional craft based sculpture. Its roots lie in the conceptual art of the 1960s where the artisis’ intention is all important. This is a departure from traditional sculpture which places its focus on form. Early non-Western installation art includes events staged by the Gutai group (means”Embodiment”) in Japan starting in 1954, which influenced American installation pioneers like Allan KaprowWolf Vostell. (Ref)

The installations at AfrikaBurn usually have quite a short lifetime and with the huge amount of effort that is put into the planning, fundraising, building and eventual burning of these art pieces. Started in 2007, AfrikaBurn takes place in the Tankwa Karoo in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Africa Burn

Sculpture (Photo by Photokatz)


Photo Keith Shirlaw

The theme for AfrikaBurn 2013 was ‘Archetypes’  with themed camps, mutant vehicles, colourful costume, and

Also see a Time lapse of AfricaBurn 2013

This a useful chart for alternative descriptive words when you are writing an analysis of an artwork. 

Other ways to say

Excellent series of Infographics on Anatomy on Deviant by FOERVRAENGD

Part 1 – Introduction

Part 2 – Drawing the base

Part 3 – The Torso

Part 4 – The Legs

Part 5 – Arms and Hands

Part 6 – Gesture

Part 7 – BodyShapes

Here are great examples to illustrate how to analyse painting;

Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom, 1889 (Art Institute of Chicago)

Claude Monet, Cliff Walk at Pourville, 1882

Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte – 1884, 1884-86

Artist Chuck Close in note to younger self-CBS – 4 minutes of pure inspiration

Banksy Humour

Posted: January 29, 2013 in Art Enrichment
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