While it predates the invention of the Anthropocene term/concept by several decades, Robert Smithson’s artwork Asphalt Rundown (1969) both embodies and scrutinizes key aspects of the Anthropocene. Earthwork. Overview Collection Information. The artificial lake in which the piece once emerged is now dry, and the sculpture is slowly eroding. Robert Smithson. The sculptor Robert Smithson began his career as a painter. Earthwork. Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty in 1970 put the modern Earth-art movement in high relief. Take, for example, Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) located at Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah. Size: 29 Pages, Transcript. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA. 1970. Interest in Robert Smithson’s landwork, Spiral Jetty (1970), peaked for me recently when reading Geoff Dyer’s interesting collection of travel works, White Sands (2016). Working with unconventional materials including soil, rocks, disused industrial sites, and language, the artist explored the metaphorical qualities inherent in geological formations and the process of entropy. Robert Smithson Know Everything Facts, Overview, complete life- At glance | artandcrafter.com Robert Smithson- Introduction Robert Smithson was known for/as Art Students League of New York (American artist). The Legacy of a Pioneering Land Art Intervention in Utah. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, on January 2, 1938, Smithson was educated in New Jersey public schools. Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970 (Great Salt Lake, Utah) (photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni) ©Holt-Smithson Foundation I bound out of bed, Gianfranco Gorgoni’s seminal photograph of Robert Smithson’s iconic earth work on repeat in my head as I shower and “pack” for the daylong adventure that will take me to a remote area of Utah. The birthplace of this artist is Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.. And this artist is the supporter of Land art because every painting of this artist shows the […] Dyer described in his chapter, entitled Time in Space, his journey to the artwork and the delayed reaction in appreciating it; in fact most of White Sands deals with the delayed… Load dismantled works HSF on Twitter HSF on Instagram Subscribe to our newsletter. Great Salt Lake, Utah. The Amarillo Ramp is an earthwork by the artist Robert Smithson, consisting of a 140-foot diameter partial circle of rock which rises out of the level ground to a height of around 15 feet. February 22, 2015 May 12, 2015 Lisa Martin Artifacts. Email Address +1 505 983 0174. email@example.com. Wollaton has a magnificent site on a small hill overlooking a large park. Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels.Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. It’s 15 feet wide and coils for 1,500 feet near the lake edge. Robert Smithson. A pivotal figure in the evolution of post-war sculpture, Robert Smithson created iconic Land art that radically changed prevailing ideas about the making and viewing of art. Art & Place is a celebration of the most awesome and outstanding examples of site-specific art in the Americas, ranging from rock carvings by ancient tribes to magnificent frescoes and modern, outdoor installations. The artwork is noted as one of Smithson’s best. Duration is 3 hr. Other articles where Robert Smythson is discussed: Western architecture: England: Robert Smythson, who aided Thynne at Longleat, later designed and built several notable houses, the finest being Wollaton Hall (1580–88) near Nottingham. Spiral Jetty. The sculptor, essayist, and filmmaker Robert Smithson (1938-1973) is most known for his sitespecific environmental earth works. Robert Smithson’s Asphalt Rundown. Robert Smithson. He left his mark with a massive earthwork sculpture on the northeast edge of the Great Salt Lake. The plan of the house is a square with four… 1970.