Land art– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation
Netherlands, Circle forest, landscape art Labyrinth (maze), the Museum forest is an art project with landscape art works in 10 lots of about 1ha. spread over the Circle forest. © 5 okt 2018 Marco van Middelkoop/Aerophoto-Schiphol


Land art– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Land art- Introduction- 50 words

Category: 1 (Culture)

Category: 2 (Philosophy)

Land art- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Culture” and “Philosophy” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Land art is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in the Land art renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Contemporary land artists & Forms.

There are other art movements such as “Harlem renaissance,” “Expressionism,” and “Bauhaus” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Land art come from other art styles such as Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, Richard Long, Michael Heizer, and Walter De Maria.

This art movement (Land art) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “City,” “Little Sparta,” and “Not A Cornfield.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “Spiral Jetty” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Double Negative,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Land art student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Culture (artistic approach)” and “Philosophy (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Culture”-A Category.

LAND ART was an art movement, and if you want to read about Land art comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, Richard Long, Michael Heizer, and Walter De Maria.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Land art Characteristic section.

Land art- Characteristics

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Land art- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Land art?

Land art is an art movement, and the Land art artist tries to express artistic thought through Land art paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, and Richard Long who defined this art style through their artworks such as “City,” “Little Sparta” and “Not A Cornfield.”

Thus Land art is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Harlem renaissance,” “Expressionism,” “Bauhaus” etc.

  1. Why is Land art still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Land art paintings/artworks and fame of Land art artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “City,” “Little Sparta” and “Spiral Jetty.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “City,” “Spiral Jetty,” “Not A Cornfield.”

These Land art paintings show the popularity of this art style. Andy Goldsworthy, Walter De Maria, and Richard Long are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Land art?

Land art is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Land art was the way of expression for “Walter De Maria,” “Richard Long,” and “Andy Goldsworthy.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Culture” and “Philosophy.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Land art artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Land art artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Culture) and visual expression (Philosophy).

  1. What are the features of Land art?

This art style is trendy; Land art emerged in 1960 as a/an Land art movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Michael Heizer,” “Andy Goldsworthy” and “Walter De Maria.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Land art movement, then you should read about “Andy Goldsworthy” and “Robert Smithson.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Culture” and “Philosophy.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

Land art- Five topmost artists

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Michael Heizer

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Land art- Introduction of these artists.

1st ANDY GOLDSWORTHY– Andy Goldsworthy is the artist of Land art movement who played a vital role in the Land art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 25 July 1956, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Bradford College of Art (British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Land art artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Bradford College of Art (British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Land art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Not A Cornfield,” “Little Sparta,” “City,” “Double Negative” and “Spiral Jetty.”

Notable works:- Sheepfolds 1996–2003 & Stone House 1997.

Qualification:- Bradford College of Art (British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist).

2nd ROBERT SMITHSON– The date of birth of Robert Smithson is January 2, 1938, this artist was born during the Land art period when the Land art movement was on the peak wherein Robert Smithson had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is JANUARY 2, 1938, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Art Students League of New York (American artist).

Notable works:- Spiral Jetty, 1970 & Bingham Copper Mine, Bingham, Utah.

Qualification:- Art Students League of New York (American artist).

3rd RICHARD LONG– This name also emerged during the Land art movement. The artwork demand of Richard Long is a little bit lesser than Andy Goldsworthy.

But the artworks of this artist (Richard Long) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Saint Martin’s School of Art (English sculptor).

Notable works:- Small White Pebble Circles, Tate Modern, London (1987) & White Water Falls, Garvan Institute, Sydney (2012).

Qualification:- Saint Martin’s School of Art (English sculptor).

4th MICHAEL HEIZER– The artistic qualification of this artist is- San Francisco Art Institute (contemporary artist).  Michael Heizer is the artist of the Land art movement who also played a vital role in the Land art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 1944, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as San Francisco Art Institute (contemporary artist).

Notable works:- Levitated Mass, 2012 & Effigy Tumuli (1985).

Qualification:- San Francisco Art Institute (contemporary artist).

5th WALTER DE MARIA– The date of birth of this artist is October 1, 1935, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- University of California, Berkeley (American artist, sculptor, illustrator and composer). The artworks demand of Walter De Maria is a little bit lesser than Andy Goldsworthy.

But then also, paintings of this Land art artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Walter De Maria & Interview with Paul Cummings.

Qualification:- University of California, Berkeley (American artist, sculptor, illustrator and composer).

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