Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Until 29 July 2013 you can visit the exhibition called Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawings from 1963 to 2007 in Centre Pompidou – Metz. First of all, who exactly is this artist? According to Wikipedia,
LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and “structures” (a term he preferred instead of “sculptures”) but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965.
If you know me well, you know that I am very fond of modern and contemporary art. And I wasn’t disappointed with this exhibition! According to the website of the museum,
Chosen from the 1,200 wall drawings which LeWitt created between 1968 and 2007, they reflect both the extraordinary consistency of his systematic explorations – with rigorous sets and combinations of geometric elements – and the remarkable diversity of his practice, both in the evolution of forms from simple geometric figures to what the artist called “complex” or “continuous” forms, and of the materials used (from pencil and crayon to ink washes, acrylic paint and graphite).
We were impressed! Not only because the wall drawings are huge, but also because with only a limited use of color and different patterns, LeWitt created beautiful art! I had already heard about him and I was so happy to be finally introduced to his work!
And the biggest surprise was yet to come…