Friday, April 20, 2007

二零零七年四月二十日

David Smith. (American, 1906-1965). Australia. 1951.
Painted steel on cinder block base


don't know why but all of a sudden, i want to start a blog...
just drop by MoMA's website and find a sculpture by David Smith, which is so much similar to a sketch bull by Pablo Picasso! (it's been my wallpaper for quite a while already)

no wonder why...

"I do not recognize the limits where painting ends and sculpture begins." So said Smith, who, in making Australia, used thin rods and plates of steel—simultaneously delicate and strong—to paint in space. Like a painting, Australia must be seen frontally if its form is to be grasped. It has been identified as an abstraction of a kangaroo, and its lines have that animal's leaping vitality. Though he began his career as a painter, Smith was inspired to make welded metal sculptures in 1930 when he saw those made by Pablo Picasso and Julio González. [extract from MoMA's website]

1 comment:

hei shing said...

嘩!你個blog竟然係呢個名,我心血來潮試下,竟然撞左上來。努力呀!一齊寫多啲野啦!