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Environmental Art

Environmental Art

Author: Aleisha Olson
Description:

This lesson will present an overview of the Land Art movement.

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Tutorial

This lesson discusses the development of Land Art and looks at the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, and Walter de Maria.

Notes on "Environmental Art"

Citations:

Image of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Valley Curtain, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A_SIX-TON_CURTAIN_BILLOWS_ACROSS_RIFLE_GAP_-_CONCEIVED_BY_ARTIST_CHRISTO_JAVACHEFF,_EXECUTED_AT_A_COST_OF_$700,000...._-_NARA_-_544843.jpg; Image of Smithson, Spiral Jetty, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spiral-jetty-from-rozel-point.png; Image of Heizer, Double Negative, Photo by Retis, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/85264217@N04/7841453092/; Image of De Maria, Lightning Field, Photo by Retis, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/85264217@N04/7841453560/

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Land Art

    An art movement where the work is characterized by the use of natural materials and qualities of existing landscapes.

  • Ephemeral

    A term that means temporary.

  • Earth Art

    A term that describes art made through techniques that alter the environment.