Posted on November 29, 2013
Posted by John Scalzi
“Large Interior Form, 1953-54,” a sculpture, at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 2013.
Could you please give the artists’ names when posting photos of art? Thank you.
I could. I didn’t. As the artist is dead, I don’t think he cares. Anyone else can Google it.
Alternate title – My Spoon Is Too Warped
I’ve been waiting until the book was “done” to suggest this –but am loving the pic of the day. Have you thought about entering the Boston Flower Show photography competition? This year’s theme is “romance in the garden”, there are six different categories, initial submission is done via email for jurying; if you get chosen for the show you submit a mounted print by snailmail. No cost except $10 for return postage after the show. No cash prizes but lots of egoboo.
Details here: http://www.masshort.org/Photography
And here: http://www.masshort.org/pdfs/Photography%20Competition%20Schedule%20-%202014.pdf
But that would require effort on my part!
I don’t like art titles that don’t convey anything useful (or anything at all, on an untitled piece). “Large Interior Form” — yeah, we see already that it’s a form, and that it’s large, and that it has/displays an interior. The title therefore conveys no additional information, What does the piece mean to YOU, Mr./Ms. Artist? What would YOU call it?
(I guess that some artists prefer not to chance guiding the viewer’s thoughts in any particular direction by supplying a title to focus on. However, as I said, they should take that risk, at least by saying what the piece suggests to them. Giving an un-useful title makes me think that the artist didn’t give the piece quite enough thought.)
Not *that* much effort. And your stuff is good – the current web site header photo is better than some of the entries from last year. Betcha you could get an award to go with the new Hugo. Multidimensional, that’s our Mr. Scalzi!
sooo… old man’s war, 2005. november 2013. i confess, i liked it.
My first thought was, “How can it be an interior form when it’s outside?” Guess that’s why I’m not an artist.
There appears to be a child peeking through the center of it. Yellow face, brown hair.
I just want to climb it.
I tend to share Stuart’s dislike of vague titles for abstract art. The sculptor is Henry Moore; not all of his works are so titled. This piece is important enough that it has its own Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Interior_Form,_1953-54
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