Light + Space Round 1:
Preliminary Thoughts/Research

1. Write a sentence or two about the art work that you studied in last week's Visual Artist Research Project.
James Turrell’s artwork is comprised of grand proportions. White and various shades of blue add dimension and depth. Squares, lines, and an isosceles triangle visually define the artwork.
In this piece, by Eric Orr, the scene is extremely chaotic and ecstatic. He uses an array of vibrant colors; as a whole the image looks as if it was done in watercolors because the colors are not harsh or distinct, rather they are cool and calm.
Bruce Nauman's Human Need Desire piece, it is practically a glowing text snowflake. The different mesh of colors along with the light compliment each other as well as the words.

2. Make a list of every artist you can find who might have made a Light + Space art work. While this is said to have begun in Southern California, many artists in South America, and Europe have made pieces that fit in this category.
Peter Alexander
Larry Bell
John McCracken
Craig Kauffman
Maria Nordman
James Turrel
Doug Wheeler
Ron Cooper
Mary Corse
Bruce Nauman
Helen Pashgian
De Wain Valentine
Cruz-Diez
Fontana
Le Parc
Oiticica
Soto
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack
Kurt Schwerdtfeger
Fischinger
Laszlo Moholy Nagy
Svetlo Bronika Tmou
Zdenek Pesanek
Charles Dockum
David Hockney
Helio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida
Robert Irwin
Eric Orr



3. What are the origins of Light + Space as an art form? Philosophical foundation. Which artists were the first to work in this way?
Light + Space art originated in the1960s in Southern California, led by Robert Irwin. Another big name who helped spark this movement was James Turrel. This art stemmed from the Minimalism Movement - it was characterized by the use of geometric forms and industrial materials.




Edited By:
Shayna Sorrentino
Michael Kieley
Alex Dancyger
Joy Deits