Essay Frank Gehry : Art And Contemporary Art

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Before the mid-twentieth century, museums in Europe and the United States were generally planned in variations of the neo classical style. But, the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao moved the heading of gallery outlines, which gave an extensive show venue to twentieth century and contemporary art, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry,
Architecture is important nowadays to the public, because it offers a physical surrounding environment in where we live in. Moreover, architecture is not only affected by the culture, but also by the economy of the country.

Frank Gehry is one of the handful modern architects that are worldwide known by his inventive and pioneering work. The American Canadian architect was born Frank Owen Goldberg in Toronto, Canada on February 28, 1929, based in Los Angeles since 1962. He studied architecture in the University of Southern California and city planning in Harvard University. Gehry is known for his postmodern structures and unusual inventions. His most popular buildings include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum that represents modern and contemporary art. Its story first begins when Thomas Krens the director of Solomon R. Guggenheim foundation in New York City, was looking for a museum location in Europe. He chose the industrial wasteland in the middle of the city on a curve of the Nervion River. The site was located in the center of a geocultural…

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