Uncommon ground : Welcome to Landart part II
Landart veterans Christo & Jeanne-Claude created many controversial works on massive scales. The 'Valley Curtain' landart in Colorado took 28 months to construct and displayed for 28 hours before it was deconstructed again.
Born on the same day, Jeanne-Claude in Morocco and Christo in Bulgaria, they first met in Paris in 1958.
They then forged an incredibley creative and powerful partnership.
'The Running Fence' installed in California in 1972 took 4 years to complete. It was 24.5 miles long. It was pre-agreed with ranchers and councils that the landart piece would display for just two weeks once it was completed.
Christo's and Jeanne-Claude's landart has most famously been described as "Revelation through concealment".
The couple have never claimed a deeper meaning in their works beyond that of a desire to create an immediate aesthetic impact. They simply seemed to want to create new ways of seeing landscapes.
In Christo's own words - "We want to create works of art of joy & beauty, which we build because we believe it will be beautiful".
'Surrounded by Islands', Miami
6.5 million square feet of floating pink fabric was sown and installed
On completion 'Surrounded islands' displayed for 2 weeks.
More of our landart inspirations
Grand Palais in Paris by Felice Varini
Red Ball Project in the UK by Kurt Perschke
Red Ball Project in Norwich by Kurt Perschke
Landart by Rune Guneriussen
Red shoe, Devon
Thematic Oppositions by Sebastian Bertrand
Delirious Frites by Les Astronautes
The Webmaster by Sean McGinnis
Concrete Mixer by David Batchelor
The Gates, Central Park New York by Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Land Art by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice
The Rubber Duck by Florentijin Hofman
Street Art by Os Gemeos
Abandoned City, Taiwan
Windspiral II by Berman Bronwyn
Windspiral II by Berman Bronwyn
Go Your Own Road by Erik Johansson
Land Art by Sylvain Meyer
Pile of Wishes by Cornelia Konrads
Wrapped Trees by Christo & Jean Claude
Street Art - Banksy
Places by Bill Jacobson
Transformatie Huisje by Roeland Otten
Tree Drawings by Tim Knowles
Dream Key by Kan Yasuda
Vancouver Land Bridge
The Basket Building - Dave Longaberger
Sheepfold by Andy Goldsworthy
Eat for England - Wildspace Network Art Trail
City Square Developing by AllesWirdGut Architektur
Vector Architects - China
Two Grade II Listed Georgian Properties - GMS Estates Offices
Botanical Garden and Natural History Museum - Paris
The Umbrellas Project by Christo & Jeanne-Claude. A work realized in two countries at the same time, installing giant umbrellas throughout an inland valley of Japan and Western U.S.A.
Arcs by Bernar Venet
JR's Women and Heroes Project
It is getting wet by Rune Guneriussen
Red Riding Hood street art - Artist Decycle
Tame Buzzard Line by Richard Long
Under the Baobab at The London Olympics
Leuchtturm (Lighthouse) by Ail Hwang, Hae-Ryan Jeong and Chung-Ki Park
Red Ball Project in Chicago by Kurt Perschke
Red Ball Project in San Francisco by Kurt Perschke
Red Ball Project in Toronto by Kurt Perschke
3D Street Art, The Leisure Society play – London, UK - Joe Hill
Old Wall by Emmanuel Augier
JR Street Art
Street Artist JR
Street Artist JR
Wrinkles of Los Angeles - JR
The bike shop in Altlandsberg, Germany. Co-owner Christian Petersen is visible in the window.
Pandas by Paulo Grangeon
Connections by Rune Guneriussen
Evolution by Rune Guneriussen
Ballroom Luminoso in the subway by Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock
Landart by Lee Jung
Tim Walker - Casa Vogue
Something beautiful calls and we rise - Charlie Brouwer
Twilight Passage by Cornelia Konrads
Labyrinth de mais de Cordes-sur-Ciel
Yarn Bombing - Artist Unknown
Gori Collection - Fattoria di Celle Pistoia by Daniel Buren
Street Art Banksy
Cars Swallowed by Grass at CMP Block in Taiwan
Steve and Dorota Cox
Ain't folk grand? We are continuosly amazed by what people are capable of and driven to do. So on to a little bit of landart we have been creating ourselves...
There is much to show and reveal but that's for the next time here on the blog.
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Landart part II Sourcebook : as listed. Unlisted : Saul Bass, Mehmet Ali Uysal, Andre Grossman, Wolfgang Volz, Devon Sculpture Park, Hendy Curzon Gardens, Color me Katie, Meyrick & Charlie of MC Rustics with Hendy Curzon Gardens.