Monthly Archives: November 2010

Martin Creed

Martin Creed is a conceptual artist who was born in Glasgow, 1968. Creed has a great style when it comes to contemporary art as he tends to do it on unusual subject. The reason why he uses unusual objects in his sculptures is because he feels he has created something unique that only he himself could make. Creed can be considered quite unique as no-one creates art quite like him. Creed names all of his sculptures due to the amount he actually creates. Creed doesn’t like to paint as he feels it doesn’t show what he feels, he also uses small to large disposible old objects in his sculptures such as nails.

The sculpture is based on a plain white background, oblivious of any objects apart from a line of 7 nails reflecting of the light to create a nice shadowy picture.

I think that Creeds intentions of making this sculpture was to show that every object has two sides to it. One being a use for technology or just ordinary daily use and on maybe for art.

Many people consider Creeds art to be quite bad, causing a great amount of controversy due to his obvious but unique ideas. I feel that this sculpture of Creeds is quite hard to understand as well as his other sculpture. But because of his art being like this, it becomes better and more people want to understand it.


Andy Goldsworthy

Born in Cheshire England 1956, Andy Goldsworthy is one of the most well known contemporary artist in this modern age. Goldsworthy works with the natural surrounding objects in the setting he decides to work in. He uses these natural object to show the charcteristic of the natural world and the enviroment which surrounds him. Andy Goldsworthy considered himself a perfectionist as once he begun he never stopped, if his art failed and broke apart he would start again. His work is either permanently subsiding in nature or simply falls apart because of nature itself. In most cases, Goldsworthy used his hands and teeth as tools to create his sculptures. Most of his pieces of art had a time limit to complete which Andy Goldsworthy found the best part in making it. This makes him see his own capabilities in the time limit. Goldsworthy was influenced mostly by a roman sculpture named Constantin Branusci.

Adolf Loos

The Austrian architect, Adolf Loos, was a major figure in the modernists movement influencing the dislike in using ornament and seeing that it is more aesthetic. Loos tended to dislike using an excessive amount of decoration in his work. One building which me use this ideology is:           1910 Steiner House, Vienna

Adolf Loos was first truely noticed in 1910 when he made the Steiner House which had almost no decoration.

Loos decided that he disliked ornament because it was a waste of time for the people who were actually making it and it would eventually become dated.

 His work was strongly influential to modernism as more buildings seem top reflect hjis, being more symmetrical and some even made of marble.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was obviously a great influence on the modern world and the history of the modernists movement. His work was built on the ideas of organic object and some geometric shapes. He tended to make his work quite abstract. This influenced the many aspects of modernism as many architects tended to make good use of Wrights ideas.

One building which may link to his influence on modernism is:

This takes it’s image from it’s surroundings, being that of trees, waterfalls and rocks, simply making the building blend in with its natural surroundings.

This influenced modernism as more modernistic building have a geometric and unique look to it. It may have also influenced modernism through its natural surrounding give it a bold look.