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UNDERSTANDING

CONCEPTUALISM

Presentation by
Brandon Lee Naidoo,
Sandro Pellarini, Elia Mlambo and
Ruan Pieterson
DADA ABSTRACT POP ART
EXPRESSIONISM

MINIMALISM CONCEPTUAL NEW PAINTING & NEO


EXPRESSIONISM
ART

PHILOSOPHY
IDEAS POST MODERNISM
PRESENTATION CONTENT

 Introduction to Conceptual Art (Sandro)

 Characteristics of Conceptual Art (BLN)

 Examples of Concept Art (BLN)

 Art Works – Marcel Duchamp (Eliah)

 Art Works – Sean Scully (Ruan)

 Conclusion (Sandro)

 Bibliography
INTRODUCTION

Concept art or Conceptualism originated during the


1960’s and 1970’s.

The work of the Dadaists is fundamentally


conceptualist and was not influenced by any
movement before it.

Artist Marcel Duchamp argued that the idea of a “work” mattered more
than its physical representation.

Both philosophy and the diverse kinds and styles of art and art-making
that fall under the conceptual tradition all have one thing in common:
they are both intended to make you think.

The above statement underpins all Conceptualist Art in existence.


An allusion of the yin and yang?
Or just usage of shapes and a
letter to create some sort of
balance or trendy symbol.

Middle S of the Balance.


CHARACTERISTICS OF CONCEPTUAL ART

Conceptual Art is a form of artistic representation.

It is a specific concept or idea that is often personal to the artist.

It is based upon the relation between the aesthetics and the philosophy.
Conceptual artists utilizes the available elements of expression to
depict not only the nature of objects, but often political, social and
technological subjects as well.

The concept of a work of art may involve the matter of the piece or the
process in which it is made.

Simply put, it is “art as an idea” intended to convey an idea or concept


to the viewer.
CONCEPTUAL ART CONTEXTUALIZED WITHIN POST MODERNISM

What is Post Modernism?


Postmodernism describes movements which arise from, react against
or reject trends in modernism (cultural movements involving modern
thought, practices or character).

Conceptual Art refers to a specific era while postmodernism is more of


an attitude and style used within this period.

Post modernism reject the idea that art can provide meaning.

Conceptual Art is hybrid of Pop, Minimalism, Abstract and Neo


Expressionism art.
EXAMPLES OF CONCEPTUAL ART

POP MINIMALISM ABSTRACT NEO


EXPRESSIONISM

Roy Lichtenstein Frank Stella Arshile Gorky Jean-Michel Basquiat


Modular Painting with Agbatana II – 1968 Year After Year - 1947 Profit I - 1982
Four Panels - 1969 Polymer and fluorescent Oil on Canvas Acrylic and spray paint on
Oil and Acrylic on polymer paint on canvas, 34.1 x 40.9 in. (86.5 x Canvas
Canvas 10 x 15 ft (304.8 x 457.2 104 cm) 86.5 x 157.5 in.
cm).

CONCEPTUAL ART
ART WORKS – MARCEL DUCHAMP
Marcel Duchamp was a French-born American
who was a Dadaist/Surrealist (Conceptual Artist)
during the period 1887-1968.

Duchamp influenced the development of post-


World War I Western art.

His Influences were he’s older brothers who were


cubist artist who helped get his work on display.

Source: Nude Descending a


Staircase No.2, 1912
ART WORKS – SEAN SCULLY
Sean Scully is an Irish born
American who is an Abstract
Expressionist (a painter and
printmaker) since the 1970s. He
was nominated twice for the
Turner prize.

Source: Untitled, 1971

Concept/Abstract Expressionism

Composition

Implication/Subjective Qualities

Conclusion
CONCLUSION

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CONCLUSION

Conceptual Art [Internet] http://www.caroun.com/Art/ConceptualArt/ConceptualArt.html [10 October 2010]

http://artpics.blog.co.uk/2006/06/08/roy_lichtenstein~864376/

http://www.bertc.com/subsix/g132/index.htm

http://www.artnet.com/artist/7220/arshile-gorky.html

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