1/11/2016-contextual studies 

NO.1- Write brief overview on Conceptual art and Land art


Conceptual art, sometimes simply called conceptualism, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. Some works of conceptual art, sometimes called installations, may be constructed by anyone simply by following a set of written instructions. This method was fundamental to American artist Sol LeWitt’s definition of Conceptual art, one of the first to appear in print.

Conceptual art, in my opinion, is an artistic expression with the artist’s own personality and ideas. The use of conceptual art is the realization of a surrealistic approach. In the works of the creators and artists of some conceptual art I see, there is a difference between conceptual art and reality.


Land artearthworks (coined by Robert Smithson), or Earth art is an art movement in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked. It is also an art form that is created in nature, using natural materials such as soil, rock (bed rock, boulders, stones), organic media (logs, branches, leaves), and water with introduced materials such as concrete, metal, asphalt, or mineral pigments. Sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape is the means of their creation. Often earth movingequipment is involved. The works frequently exist in the open, located well away from civilization, left to change and erode under natural conditions. Many of the first works, created in the deserts of Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Arizona were ephemeral in nature and now only exist as video recordings or photographic documents. They also pioneered a category of art called site-specific sculpture, designed for a particular outdoor location.

Land art is a kind of art different from painting and fashion. I think land art is a kind of good thing which exists in real life but has short time. This kind of art is a unique expression of nature, and I like it. Maybe it only exists in the photo, but I still think it has its unique charm.

NO.2- Discuss two works of conceptual art and their relationship to the idea (concept) rather than a traditional ‘work of art’

1.Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs (1965)


2.Clock (One and Five), English/Latin Version (Exhibition Version) 1965, 1997

Clock (One and Five), English/Latin Version (Exhibition Version) 1965, 1997 by Joseph Kosuth born 1945

These two works is one of the representative works of conceptual art, the concept art, I think, it is not see a problem from the representation, these works of art is not a simple some arts and crafts, but the creators to express their inner thoughts and designed, simple but not monotonous, each work can express a kind of individual consciousness and the idea.Only text and images can be seen from the name of that kind of expression form, it is very unique.

NO.3- Choose a piece of land art and discuss it – how could it influence your own work?

Like this picture, the vortex in the sand, is very beautiful, is also a kind of unique form of artistic expression.Designers use the natural elements on the earth to create wonderful art, it also gave me inspiration on fashion, in fact.Nature, rotation.



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