Thursday, February 11, 2010

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

I was just reading about the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, two artists who found each other in 1958 and have been creating amazing works of art since then. Sadly Jeanne-Claude died last November, but Christo says that he will continue to work on their projects.

The scale of their installations is epic. I have seen pictures of some of their work, but apparently was clueless as to the variety and depth of the work they did. Check out their website for more info...




5 comments:

Heather said...

I was lucky enough to get to see 'The Gates' when it was in NYC. The quality and color of the light through the orange fabric changed with nearly every step we took through the park. Astonishing!

Jen said...

For me it was the huge orange umbrellas across the slopes in the mountain pass north of LA. Amazing to see, and curious to note who had made the drive to view them--hoards of families eating picnics in the shade below (doubtful they had ever even been to a museum or seen an installment before)

betsy and emily said...

Thats one of the things I think is so cool about their work--it even draws in those "non-artsy" folks who wouldn't go to a museum. How could anyone resist all of those umbrellas or the gates in NYC? It's something everyone has to see..

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about their work right here in KC! Loose park never looked more magical...

betsy and emily said...

I had no idea that they had work in Loose Park! I did find a link to it..http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/ww.shtml

That's awesome!