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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Harvard Art Museums : Room 4000

Harvard Art Museums – Room 4000

Art From Us, Museum Guide #894

Art From Us presents a must-see Museum Guide daily, where we showcase specific artworks in specific museums – from across the globe. Today, for Art From Us, Museum Guide #894 the spotlight is on the Harvard Art Museums’ Room 4000. Showcasing a collection at the Art Study Center Reception.

The three works in focus are :

Relief (Series B), Charlotte Posenenske, 1967 fabricated 2014
Relief (Series B), Charlotte Posenenske, 1967
Relief (Series B), Charlotte Posenenske, 1967 fabricated 2014

The significance of the 3 works chosen for Art From Us, Museum Guide #894

Room 4000 of the Harvard Art Museums houses a small collection of art from the modern era. The works by German artist Charlotte Posenenske are Minimalistic in nature, echoing the style of Donald Judd.

Minimalism was an art movement born in New York around the 60s. It is when artists embraced ‘art’ in its most simple and primitive form – geometric shapes. The cube was an important motif at this time.

Minimalists rejected notions that art needed to be aesthetically pleasing and decorative. They neither drew inspiration from reality, nor from myth. Their aim was simply to represent forms as simply that. Such art generally alludes to notions of absolute harmony, or complete chaos, depending on the artist and her choice of medium.


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