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    Comparison between Ameson's "California Artist"

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    1) How would I compare Robert Ameson's "California Artist " (1982) and Donald Judd's "Untitled" (1969) with regard to technique, composition, subject matter?

    2) What is the artistic meaning or purpose of each sculpture?

    3) Which could be considered a postmodern work of art and why?

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    1) As you compare the two, I love the humor in Robert Ameson's "California Artist " (1982). His use of ceramic and stoneware with glazes, combined with non-functional clay pieces, show his breaking of tradition, giving his work a satiric, playful tone, as his subject matter seems to overexaggerate a typical artist or Californian, for that matter. His technique also seems to be a bit caricature or cartoonish to me as well, which works to augment the humor.

    As you explicate Donald Judd's "Untitled" (1969) with regard to technique, composition, subject matter, Judd uses copper to construct and attract visual attention using height. His piece reflects a ...

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    Some parallels between Robert Ameson's "California Artist " (1982) and Donald Judd's "Untitled" (1969) are briefly made using references.

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