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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 333 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Land & Environmental Art

SPEAKING THROUGH THE EARTH

 

Surrounding islands with fabric, harnessing lightning to “perform” in a desert, filling a gallery with soil: Land or Environmental Art directly interfaces with the earth. As its many names suggest (Land Art, Environmental Art, Earthworks or occasionally Site Art), the work is usually huge in scale and sculptural.

WHEN & WHERE

c. Late 1960s–PresentUSA and Europe

This movement erupted in the landscape of the United States in the late 1960s—a time when many artists were challenging the very meaning of art and its status as a commodity. Land and Environmental ...

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