Art of the 20th Century

 



Art Styles in 20th century Art Map



 


 


 


 




Christo



 

Wrapped Painting
 

 
 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christo (born as Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Bulgarian: Христо Явашев) and Jeanne-Claude (born as Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon) are a married couple who create environmental installation art. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile-long curtain called Running Fence in Marin and Sonoma counties in California, and most recently The Gates in New York City's Central Park.
Coincidentally Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born on the exact same date - 13 June 1935.
Although their work is visually impressive and often controversial as a result of its scale, the artists have repeatedly denied that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic. The purpose of their art, they contend, is simply to make the world a "more beautiful place" or to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes. Art critic David Bourdon has described Christo's wrappings as a "revelation through concealment."

 

Bicyclette empaquetée sur galerie de voiture
 

The wrapped Reichstag

 


Air Package, Project for the Garden of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1968

 


Corridor Store Front Project

 


Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971

 


The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City

 


Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin

 


Surrounded Islands, 1982

 

The Pont Neuf Wrapped - Project for Paris I

 


Wrapped Reichstag, Project for Berlin

 


Over the River from Underneath

 


The Blue Umbrellas, 1991

 


The Gates, Photo No. 26

 


Wrapped Coast, 1968-1969

 


The Wall, Gasometer, Oberhausen, 1999, No. 3

 


The Gates, Photo No. 30

 


Wrapped Trees XIV

 


Over the River, Project for Colorado, From Above

 


Paris Review, 1982

 

Discuss Art

Please note: site admin does not answer any questions. This is our readers discussion only.

 
| privacy