WEFOUNDThe Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building


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See all the news that was fit to paint. View paintings recorded history as it happened. This exhibition is your chance to travel back in time to be an eyewitness to the most significant events of 18th-century Europe. Read the Plain Dealer review.  Watch the exhibition trailer .

See a 4.5-ton, intricately carved bas-relief sculpture from the National Museum of Cambodia, on display for the first time in the United States and shown exclusively in Cleveland.

Are instructions just a set of rules, or can they fuel creativity? Learn more in this exploration of the work of Sol LeWitt.

Language was an important tool for Conceptual artists in the 1960s. Many Conceptual artists used language in place of brush and canvas, and words played a primary role in their emphasis on ideas over visual forms . Though text had been used in art long before this, artists like Joseph Kosuth were among the first to give words such a central role. The way the words look plays a role in Conceptual art , but it is language itself that has the ultimate significance.

A three-dimensional work of art made by a variety of means, including carving wood, chiseling stone, casting or welding metal, molding clay or wax, or assembling materials.

Among the early artists that shaped the pop art movement were Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton in Britain , and Larry Rivers , Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns among others in the United States . Pop art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism , as well as an expansion of those ideas. [4] Due to its utilization of found objects and images, it is similar to Dada . Pop art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede postmodern art , or are some of the earliest examples of postmodern art themselves. [5]

Pop art often takes imagery that is currently in use in advertising. Product labeling and logos figure prominently in the imagery chosen by pop artists, seen in the labels of Campbell's Soup Cans , by Andy Warhol . Even the labeling on the outside of a shipping box containing food items for retail has been used as subject matter in pop art, as demonstrated by Warhol's Campbell's Tomato Juice Box, 1964 (pictured).

The origins of pop art in North America developed differently from Great Britain. [3] In the United States, pop art was a response by artists; it marked a return to hard-edged composition and representational art . They used impersonal, mundane reality, irony , and parody to "defuse" the personal symbolism and " painterly looseness" of abstract expressionism . [4] [6] In the U.S., some artwork by Larry Rivers , Alex Katz and Man Ray anticipated pop art. [7]

Learn how to secure tickets to this highly anticipated exhibition. Read the Plain Dealer  article.  Become a member . Renew/upgrade your membership.

See all the news that was fit to paint. View paintings recorded history as it happened. This exhibition is your chance to travel back in time to be an eyewitness to the most significant events of 18th-century Europe. Read the Plain Dealer review.  Watch the exhibition trailer .

See a 4.5-ton, intricately carved bas-relief sculpture from the National Museum of Cambodia, on display for the first time in the United States and shown exclusively in Cleveland.

Learn how to secure tickets to this highly anticipated exhibition. Read the Plain Dealer  article.  Become a member . Renew/upgrade your membership.

See all the news that was fit to paint. View paintings recorded history as it happened. This exhibition is your chance to travel back in time to be an eyewitness to the most significant events of 18th-century Europe. Read the Plain Dealer review.  Watch the exhibition trailer .

See a 4.5-ton, intricately carved bas-relief sculpture from the National Museum of Cambodia, on display for the first time in the United States and shown exclusively in Cleveland.

Are instructions just a set of rules, or can they fuel creativity? Learn more in this exploration of the work of Sol LeWitt.

Language was an important tool for Conceptual artists in the 1960s. Many Conceptual artists used language in place of brush and canvas, and words played a primary role in their emphasis on ideas over visual forms . Though text had been used in art long before this, artists like Joseph Kosuth were among the first to give words such a central role. The way the words look plays a role in Conceptual art , but it is language itself that has the ultimate significance.

A three-dimensional work of art made by a variety of means, including carving wood, chiseling stone, casting or welding metal, molding clay or wax, or assembling materials.


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