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Transcript of Louise Nevelson
By Amily Yang & Dorothy Li
"I think all innovations are built on rejections."
By Louise Nevelson
Louise Nevelson was born on September 23, 1899, in Kiev, Russia. Because her father's successful lumber business, her family had a comfortable life style. However, they were discriminated because of being the Jewish and their progressive views also made them feel isolated in the town. Louise Nevelson studied Cubist art with Hans Hofmann and later at the Art Students League in New York City. Nevelson began to catch the attention of the public in the early 1940s, and became famous in the 1950s when museums began buying her work. Now, she is one of America's most innovative sculptors. Nevelson died in New York City in 1988.
Nevelson was developed her own sculpture style, her colleagues use welding metal to create their large sculpture. However, she decide to create it in opposite way, she go on the street and finding woods from abandoned furniture or litters such as mirror or capsule. Her most largest and phenomenal sculptures are her wall, wooden, wall-like collage driven reliefs consisting of multiple boxes and compartments.
Her father promoted the for women's rights.
Her mother was a freethinker.
, one of the most important American artists in 20th-century. Her pioneering installations and sculptures made of found wooden
in sculpture art and continues to inspire artists today.
Above Image: Mrs. N’s Palace, 1964–1977. Painted wood, mirror. From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Above Image: Sky Cathedral, 1958. Wood, painted black. From the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.
Above Image: Sky Cathedral, 1982. Painted wood. From the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Dawn’s Wedding Feast, 1959. Painted wood, installation view of work as re-created for
“The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson.” © David Heald / © Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.
Untitled - 1950
Artists and movements which affected her thinking
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Nevelson using discarded objects for her sculpture and called herslf as "original recycler". Her basic style idea is from Pablo Picasso "giving us the cube". Picasso and Hofmann's cubist ideals have strong influenced to her. And also found influence in Native American and Mayan art, dreams, the cosmos and archetypes. She is Hans Hofmann's student, using only black and white on her sculpture to "discipline" herself. However after 1960s, she began using white and gold into her work. The difference between her sculpture and traditional sculpture is she use "Abstract Expressionism" thinking to created her own style.
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Atmoshere and Environment XII
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Atmosphere and Environment X
at Princeton University
Louise Nevelson came to the art world among the dominance of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In her most famous works, she utilized wooden objects that she gathered from urban waste piles to create her installations. The stories reflected within her works resulted from her various experiences. She was a Jewish child who moved to America from Russia. She was also a hard-working and successful artist training in both New York City and Germany. Her success within the male-dominated realm of the New York gallery system inspired many younger artists, especially for those involved in installation art and the Feminist art movements.
Windows to the West
, 1972, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, Scottsdale
, 1983, American Medical Association
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, 1976, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
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