Lee Bontecou

April 5, 2011

I love when I find artists who truly inspire me and influence the way I start thinking about my process. Lee Bontecou, was from Providence Rhode Island and made some her most influential works early in her career. After studying in New York and winning the Fulbright scholarship she began creating large-scale wall reliefs made from scavenged materials that were found close to her studio. She was a master at welding and building armatures which she would then bind canvas and other fabrics to the armature. He other works are interesting especially her galaxy like sculptures she created during a self-imposed exile from the art world. She totally worth reading about and learning from her moves as an artist. Hope you enjoy the images!

“untitled,” 1961

“untitled,” 1959

“untitled,” 1980-1998

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Alberto Giacometti

October 11, 2010

Alberto Giacometti was a swiss artist who was the son of a neo-impressionist painter. Art was in his blood and he stuck with it until his death in the 1960’s. His first major show was in 1948 at a gallery in New York, it was this show that put his name out there. Primarily focusing on his elongated emaciated figures. He also did paintings, drawings, and prints but his sculptures are my favorite. Below I’ve included a couple of images of both sculpture and drawings.