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anglais: an artist Yayoi Kusuma and her work Infinity rooms First of all who is Yayoi Kusuma ?

Publié le 14/03/2024

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« Hello everyone, Today, I’m going to present an artist Yayoi Kusuma and her work Infinity rooms First of all who is Yayoi Kusuma ? 1 Her biography 1.1 Her childhood This artist was born in 1929 in a rural provincial town in Japan to a wealthy family.

That same year the stock markets crashed and civil unrest in Japan was followed by intense militarism.

Her mother was extremely abusive and had planned an arranged marriage for Kusama and a life as an obedient housewife.

In fact, she did everything in her power to stop Kusama becoming an artist. 1.2 Her art But art was Kusama's lifeline, it helped relieve her hallucinations, depression and anxiety which she still suffers from today.

Yet somehow miraculously a book of Georgia Okeffe her paintings found its way into the young Kusama's hands in rural Japan.

It was a revelation. Here is a citation of Yayoi Kusuma “One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe.

I felt as if I had begun to self obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness” Her hallucinations of dots is one of the big factors in her art. A pioneer of perceptual experiences, Kusama expresses a complex balance between her psychological obsessions and her aesthetic control over them.

Kusama was known for her extensive use of polka dots and for her “infinity” installations. 1.3 Her life in the USA In the late 1950s, she left Japan for New York City.

She was determined to become a star.

She went from a wealthy life in Japan to living in poverty in New York.

Her work consists of paintings, installations, sculptures, films, fashion, and literary works.

They transcended the Pop and Minimalist movements of the twentieth century and reflect the mind-altering spirituality of hippie culture.

Her work was exhibited alongside that of such artists as Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. 1.4 Her return to Japan.... »


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