Monday, April 30, 2007

Christo Work at Neue NationalGallerie, Berlin, Germany

In Mies Van der Rohe's Neus/New NationalGallerie I found Project for a New Window, one of Christo's earlier works. Again, Christo, the husband, more so as the artist; Jeanne-Claude, the wife, more so as the organizer. Their work is environmental installation art and involves wrapping major historically significant landscapes with fabric, including: Reichstag in Berlin, Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, and their most recent work in Central Park, NY. Personally this is one my favorite artist, not for their works specifically, but for their amazing exploratory drawings and blurring the fields of art and architecture. Their drawings consist of collages of fabric, painting, charcoal, pencil, pen, etc.—you can really see their explorations and expressions through their drawings—really amazing. This particular work really dimenstrates how they arrived at this form of drawing representation as this was well before they actually started "wrapping" anything.

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