George Segal By Camden Horelick

November 27, 2016. A Period

George Segal was a sculptor and painter from the 20th century.
He was born November 26, 1924. He died on June 9, 2000 at the age of 75.
George Segal was from New York City. He moved to South Brunswick, New Jersey as a child with his Jewish parents who had immigrated from Eastern Europe.
George Segal was a part of the Pop Art Movement.
This is Man at a Table. It was created in 1961 and is 53inx48inx48in. It is located in the Collection Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, West Germany.
This is Gay Liberation. It consists of two life size couples. It was created in 1980 and is located in Christopher Park, New York, New York.
This sculpture is The Holocaust. The work consists of many lifesize people, therefore it is hard to give the sculpture a specific size. It can be found in New York City in the Jewish Museum.
This is The Diner. It was created from 1964 to 1966 and is located in the Collection of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its dimensions are 93-¾ × 144-¼ × 96 inches.
This is Depression Bread Line. It was sculpted in 1991 and is located at the Collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. The dimensions are 108 x 148 x 36 inches
The Depression Bread Line shows five men standing in a line waiting to enter a building. The men appear to be cold and skinny as they're probably standing in the chilly weather waiting to get food.
This zoomed in picture of the sculpture displays both one of the man's shoes. The shoes are gritty and discolored. They're rugged and siplay that these men are hardworking and putting in a lot of work in order to care of their families.
The blackish color that is represented makes the sculpture appear to be heavier. The black color also helps depict that this sculpture doesn't have any positive vibes and shows the sadness and depression of the time of the Great Depression. The space between each of the men depicts that these men each have their own problems and struggles. Form is also used to show that these men are shivering in the cold, and they all appear to be skinny and deprived of food.
This sculpture was made in 1991, but it depicts the times of the Great Depression in the 1930s. This contradicts Segal's work in Pop Art as it is very dark and lacks the positive and vibrant aspects of pop art. I really do like this piece, but I waned buy because I don't think that I would have a reasonable place to put it. This belongs in a museum where it can be admired by many. My favorite part about the work is how it accurately depicts the times of the Great Depression. However, this also means that the work may be too depressing for me. I don't think I would want to be reminded of sadness everyday.

Credits:

Jacques Lipchitz by Camden Horelick

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