We tend to think art is is located within a museum, but it almost never begins there. This video is called Regions& Cavities. A theme we will explore utilizing three works. As far as mental hospitals exit, St. Paul was pretty nice. Gardens. Mountains. Tall trees. Gentle village. In 1889, St. Paul became home to Vincent van Gogh. A struggling master in his mid-thirties who checked himself in after a mental break-down. It’s interesting when you think about being in this sort of enclosed space but more you’re looking out into this very swelling countryside. What does that do to your mental state? As part of his care, van Gogh was encouraging to continue painting. So he drew. His hallway. His ward. Medical doctors. But he contended with the nighttime sky. Van Gogh began to experiment. He compounded many different ideas from around St. Paul. Mountains. Cyprus trees. Homes. He exerted pigment. He exerted brush motions. The cause: perhaps the most famous modern scenery in its own history of modern landscapes.
I’m sure it actually dazzled and perplexed parties, and I think that’s one of the things that’s really great about art. It pushes parties and at the same time, kind of fulfills you where you are. Van Gogh painted the sky in a way never seen before. Not still but tempestuous, like van Gogh himself. Fifty years on, a different kind of turbulence was hitting France. Paris descended to the Nazis and Dutch born painter Piet Mondrian was forced to flee. He was in his late 60 s when he arrived in New York City. It was adore at first sight. Mondrian was mesmerized. The skyscrapers. The electric lights. The beings. And the music. In Europe Mondrian was a ballroom dancer. He is interested to hear foxtrot music. He was a respected painter known for his increasingly negligible vogue. In New York he listens to jazz. He dances to Boogie Woogie. At the age of 68, his mode conversions again and he covers this. His love letter to New York. Broadway Boogie Woogie.
Industry responsibilities becoming abroad. Hundreds of criticized rooms. Niagara Falls was looking like a lot of American metropolis.Matta-Clark got a degree in structure and immediately recognized he wasn’t going to be a designer. He’s messing things up, he’s obscure borderlines, he’s doing things that are really unexpected. He exploited constructs to create his art and to draw attention. It made ten days for Matta-Clark to turn the breast of the house into nine equal-sized squares. Like a bingo committee. He’s inviting us to shift our attention to something that you are familiar with, a lot of people don’t see. He’s not make super lustrous houses to do this with. No, this is the crumbling, forgotten, swept under the rug. Of the nine portions, these three were put in a museum. These five were thrown out of the back of his truck.
And the last piece, the center square, remained. Until it was destroyed by a bulldozer, along with the rest of the house, minutes later. The residence Gordon Matta-Clark initiated Bingo, the place Vincent van Gogh generated “Starry Night,” the place Piet Mondrian compiled “Broadway Boogie Woogie.”.