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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sol LeWitt at MassMOCA

 Sol LeWitt explored line and shape and size - and how art is made.  One wonders whether he envisioned visitors fitting into the artistic landscape of stripes, left.


Wall Drawing 797, above, is a good example of Sol Lewitt's work:  he left instructions on how the art would be done, rather than an actual physical piece.  In this case, four drafters work, with the first drawing a blue line, the second a red line that follows the blue line without touching it, the third a yellow line that follows the red line without touching it, the fourth a blue line, until the bottom of the wall is reached.  The original line is random and the patterns emerge from the process.