Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 
 

CHAPTER TWO
 

TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
 

SCULPTURE BEFORE WORLD WAR I
SCULPTURE BETWEEN THE WARS - Part1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
SCULPTURE SINCE 1945 - Part1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
 
 


SCULPTURE

 


SCULPTURE SINCE 1945

 


Environments and Installations


 

Judy Pfaff.

The installations of Judy Pfaff (born
1946) can be likened to exotic indoor landscapes. The inspiration of nature is apparent in the junglelike density of Dragons (fig. 1165), aptly named for its fiery forms and colors. Pfaff uses painting together with sculptural and other materials to activate architectural space. The treatment of the wall surface will remind us of the collage in Rauschenberg's Odalisk (fig. 1158), but Pfaff's work is characterized by playfulness rather than ironic wit. The nearest equivalent to Pfaff's spontaneous energy is the Action Painting of Jackson Pollock. It is as if the poured paint had been released from the canvas and left free to roam in space. The swirling profusion around the viewer makes for an experience that is at once pleasurable and vertiginous.



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165. Judy Pfaff. Dragons.
Installation at the Whitney Biennial, February-April
1981.
Mixed mediums. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
 

 


Judy Pfaff

Judy Pfaff, born 1946 in London, England, is an American artist, known mainly for Installation art. Pfaff has received numerous awards for her work, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award (2004) and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1983) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1986). Major exhibitions have been held of her work at the University of WisconsinĖMadison (2002), Denver Art Museum (1994) and Saint Louis Art Museum (1989).

Pfaff moved to United States at the age of thirteen. She attended the prestigious Cass Technical High School. She did her undergraduate work at Washington University and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. Pfaff creates paintings, sculpture, prints, and installation art. Of the creation of her work, she says "Iíve always done prints and drawings, always. No one buys those installations, so when you see things that are portable that Iím not attached to, theyíre probably two-dimensional. If you get an installation of mine, you inherit [my assistant] Ryan, myself, a crew, the dog, the noise, the dirt. We wreck the house. So if you donít want that, then you get prints and drawings." Her installation art has been compared to that of "a collagist in space.". Roberta Smith, critic for The New York Times, said that Pfaff's work was "exhilarating" and "elaborately impure." Benjamin Genocchio, another New York Times critic, said that "she seems somehow to get order and disorder working for her at the same time.". She has also done Scenic design.
 

 



Gallery View, Neither Here Nor There





Installing on Gerhy stage, Bard College





Wild Rose, Installation at the College of St. Rose





Flusso E Riflusso





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Barcelona





Ernie





Gallery view of ". . . all of the above"





Buckets of Rain"





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