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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Anish Kapoor

You've probably heard of Cloud Gate in Chicago. The artist who created that sculpture is Anish Kapoor. Here's another work of his that's in the High Museum in Atlanta.

 

It's taller than a person, and it's shaped like a giant contact lense. It's shiny (chrome, maybe?), and faceted like a jewel. It's absolutely mesmerizing when you see it. Something else that's unique is the sound of your voice when you speak in to it. It comes back to you magnified and a bit altered. Large scale pieces like this seem to be especially approachable for kids. It's pretty exciting to see them engaging with art. 

Here's a quote from the artist. I like looking at this work with this quote in mind. 

 

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