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The eARTh as Art
« on: June 23, 2012, 03:11:39 AM »
The eARTh as Art

MOCA describes a movement that emerged amongst artist in the 1960s/1970s in which the "manipulation" of landscapes and large physical structures became the art itself. Much of this movement was a response to the over commercialization of art and a rebellion against galleries/museums and their assumed roles as the moderators of artistic displays.

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Re: MOCA Jacksonville, ReFocus on the 70s: Earthworks Art
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 03:07:41 PM »
I loved this series.  What appealed to me is that its the most natural form of art.  How brilliant to create something so great by working with nature and only distorting it with the materials provided by it.  Looking at the Earthworks series forces one to see beauty in the world that's significantly underrated. 

I'd love to see more of this sort of thing because it is easy to appreciate.  I love all forms of art, and I always take advantage of MOCA during art walk, but although I can admire the pieces, I fail to understand how some are created or what certain art terms mean.  I think that's what people often get caught up in when trying to appreciate a piece.  But Earthworks are different, it's a clear portrayal of beauty dissected from the Earth.

Does anyone else find these pieces easier to admirer than others, or feel the opposite?  What exactly do you look for in art to find it's appeal?