Archive for March 25, 2011

Artist of the moment… Yehudit Sasportas…

 

 

this artist is great to study as he works on very large pieces with the smaller sides 5 and 6 foot long. Also, he works in mixed media but his work emphasizes differences with light and dark shapes, his work though not made for reproductive purposes, is just perfect for it.

The artist is a member of the Israeli Cultural Excellence Foundation. The foundation takes leaders in all art forms fromĀ  music to theater to visual arts and helps nourish the artists with money and publicity. The foundation supports its artists for periods lasting up to 5 years. Other careers helped by the foundation include Jazz, fashion design, and writing.

The artist was born in Israel in 1969. He shows mainly at the Barbara Davis gallery and here is a link for his page there.

http://www.barbaradavisgallery.com/BarbaraDavisGallery/YEHUDIT_SASPORTAS.html

The artist has multiple degrees from Isreal and also from New York and the United States.

The clip is from a show of the artist, its great as you can how large his pieces are.

 

 

Try a large black and white piece today!

Happy learning!

Dan

Artist of the moment…Anthony Caro

 

 

this fellow is from England and was born in Surrey in 1924.He is known for making sculptures out of found materials. He found his vein of modernism in the 1960s after seeing the work of American Sculptor David Smith. At the Saint Martins School of Sculpture and Design he was an instrumental teacher, this school is in London.

Caro also taught at Bennington college from 1963 to 65.

In 1949 he married the painter Sheila Girling and they had 2 sons.

His work is unique and that most works are self supporting and sit directly on the floor.

In 2008 he did a wonderful installation in a church in France titled Chapel of Light.

The clip is about this Chapel of Light.