Saturday, March 29, 2014

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger was definitely one of my favorite artists we discussed Wednesday in class. Although I did like the most of the Pop Art we discussed, especially the artist's commentary on society that was portrayed in the art, the way in which Kruger gets across her message is probably my favorite. There's something about the irony used by the many pop artists that didn't suit with me too well. What I like most about her work is probably her thought-provoking phrases she incorporates into her images. I feel like the ways in which they can be interpreted are endless. Probably one of my favorite of her works in a mural she did outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1989 for the museum's "A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation" exhibition.

2 comments:

Amy Clement said...

I also really enjoyed seeing Barbara Kruger's work. My favorite piece was the one Mrs. Quinet showed in class with the "your gaze hits the side of my face" quote. Today, women are still constantly objectified by men even just walking around on the streets. Recently a Massachusetts court found that it was legal to take up-skirt pictures in public due to a legal loophole.

Joseph D'Amico said...

I like some of Kruger's stuff as well, though Wright is still my favorite of the people we discussed. I still don't understand most modern art, however. For instance, when I look at any of Newman's or Rothko's works, I still just see lines.