Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Isamu Noguchi V (1904-1988)

      Noguchi is a well respected Japanese-American sculptor who has created fountains and gardens which are the focal points in some major cities. He attended the East Side Art School in Paris  where he was awarded a scholarship to go to Paris as an apprentice to the abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Brancusi was a strong influence in Noguchi's art because he felt that the art form he used was well suited for him. His form of art suggest that nature with one another in their surroundings. Noguchi's work was greatly inspired by European surrealism and abstraction which is art that demonstrates the imaginations while using distortion in it and does not resemble any object. 
                                                                        Akari Lamps
                                                                          Red Cube, 1968
                                                        Moerenuma Park Sapporo, Hokkaido

                                                                           Coffee Table
                                                                           Black Sun
""Best Friends"1952 (porcelain tea cup with saucer)
      Water tap illusion which developed "Nine Floating Fountains" in Osaka Japan which seem to be flying!

                                Statue at the Rockefeller Center by Noguchi

        After seeing Noguchi's most prominent work, I feel that his art is unique in different ways like how his sculptures are shaped and the natural essence behind them. I can definitely appreciate his abstract inspiration because it shows through his work. I can see that he finds the beauty in a chair, table, cup or even a playground. You can see his detail indeed with his work which is why I think he is so admirable as a artist.

"Everything is sculpture," said Isamu Noguchi. "Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture."

1 comment:

  1. Actually his work lacks detail overall, it is quite clean and sleek, and abstract for the most part. You are quite 'green' as a critic, but you'll get there some day. :)