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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 8 UNEXPECTED ART FORMS

Covered in Clay, Plastic, and Concrete

ALBERTO BURRI’S CRACKED ART

 

Throughout the course of human history, the merciless forces of war, disease, and natural disaster have wiped many communities from the map.

 

Such is true of the Sicilian town of Gibellina, which was abandoned in the 1960s after a massive earthquake. The inhabitants of the hamlet fled for a different community, leaving behind a ghost town. In an existential work of apocalyptic proportions, Alberto Burri covered the entire hamlet with cracked white concrete.1

 

Other works, while much smaller in scale than the vast expanse of Gibellina, nevertheless ...

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