Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'Q' is for Quadrangle (abc Wednesday)

quad·ran·gle n. 1. Mathematics Quadrilateral. 2. A rectangular area surrounded on all four sides by buildings.
Untitled, 1992 by Matt Mullican (1 May 2010)
"Commisioned by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women's Board, this large-scale, contemporary art installation by Mullican represents a complex array of signs, symbols, and patterns. Incorporated into the Museum's architecture, its centerpiece is two oversized canvas rubbings (acrylic and oil pencil) that are mounted, facing one another, in a light-filled atrium. Painted in black and the primary colors red and yellow, each panel is divided into two halves: the top portions present a constellation of symbols, many based upon international sign language, while the bottom parts refer to Santa Barbara, identified by its city grid and by images of its recognizable landscape."
Guarding art, SBMA (1 May 2010)

19 comments:

Gunn said...

The top photo has a very nice composition, art and light. The second one is more graphic and has a good looking model.

spacedlaw said...

Wonderful composition in the first shot.

Bibi said...

Both of these photos are really well-composed! Love them!!

Kate said...

The art is awesome, but I really enjoy the photo of the young man (a guard, perhaps?).

brattcat said...

Two very different shots. Both intriguing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow I loved the angle in this first shot and all wonderful light, it's perfect!
Léia

Mar said...

Great shot and great take on the theme!!

Q is for quince

altadenahiker said...

Nice, nice shot!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots for the Q Day, Tash! And I love your composition! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Louis la Vache said...

Nice take on the "Q"-theme, Tash!

Lois said...

The light is so beautiful in that first shot Tash!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Next time you're at the LA Convention Center these will look very familiar to you. MM did a huge commission doing multiple panels of this kind of work on marble. He's an art brat. His father championed a movement called dynamism (something like that)

Actually it's the museum guard being allowed to sit that got my attention. My friend Sheila Pinkel did a piece on the subject

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the light you have captured in this top photo.
& what a neat installation too.

Paula said...

Wonderful shadows in the first, and such a pensive young man in the second. I like that your text above the first photo matches the colors of the artwork. Nice attention to detail! :)

T. Becque said...

Great choice of an angle to showcase the shadows and art! Nice!

Petrea said...

Wow, Tash, double score today. Light, composition, color! Pow!

TheChieftess said...

I saw that first shot and thought, "WOW!"...then I saw that second shot, and I was speechless!!!

Awesome photos Tash!!! Very interesting angle, compositions, subjects...well done!!!

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE the top shot- the angle, the lighting, the shadow.

ROG, ABC Wednesday

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent Photos!