Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Robert Smithson

Map of Broken Glass (Atlantis): Robert Smithson 1969
I saw this piece in person at the DIA Beacon and thought it was really interesting. The artist used a different medium that one usually sees and while it may just look like someone dropped a ton of windows on the floor the pieces seem to form a shape which is the hypothetical continent of Atlantis. When you see it in person it is a little hard to see what the glass is supposed to make but once you understand what it was meant to be you can see it especially if you look at aerial views of it.

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