Analysis Of Monoliths # 2 By Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer

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Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer created “Monoliths #2,” in 1978. This piece of artwork is a mixed media that incorporates chalk, paint, water and other mediums to create an engaging piece of art. “Monoliths #2” focuses on different shapes, colors, and lines to create an abstract view of the world around her. The artwork is four feet by four feet but seems much larger when one actually stands in front of the piece which is located at Ackland Museum of Art. This artwork is displayed in the “European and Art 1890-1950,” section of the museum despite not fitting in the time frame. The reason for incorporating this piece into this section is because if one only looks at the art the styles between Kohlmeyer and others in the time were very similar. Many artists in this time period began to experiment with abstraction, and this abstract view is what connects Kohlmeyer to this time frame. Kohlmeyer uses both implied and actual lines to create her piece, but actual lines are most prominent. The actual lines are both hard, as when creating the black rectangular boxes, and curving, such as the wave like lines inside some …show more content…
The piece though not created at the peak time of abstract artwork, does give the viewer an insight to Kohlmeyer’s organized disorder approach. The artwork does not show much emotion, but the viewer can see the different strokes that Kohlmeyer made and can then see the abstract way in which she views the world. The piece is beautiful, but it is more challenging to view because of the numerous designs and colors. Nothing is exactly the same as any other part of the artwork, and that forces are brain to continually analyze each piece of the artwork. Though it is challenging, it was one of the few pieces of abstract art the museum had to offer, and I wanted to view the piece with a deeper insight. Chaotic disorder can create

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