Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Ken suggested I look at Christo's presentations/proposals for artworks - as they are compelling and persuasive images which helped convince people to allow their artworks to take place.

drawings for "Wrapped Roman Wall" (Italy 1974)

drawings for "The Wall" (Germany 1999)

drawings for "The Gates"(New York City - 1979-2005)

The images are created with a variety of media - often using collage, pencil, enamel paint, crayons, pastels, and fabric- usually on top of a photograph of the proposed site (for bigger works often an aerial photo). I really like these images - they are artworks in their own right. I can see that these will have inspired, informed and convinced people to help make these reality.

Check out their site here: http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/

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