Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sheep in the snow, Joseph Beuys 1952

Joseph Beuys
Sheep in the snow 1952

There are very few accounts of this piece, in fact in most books it is not mentioned.

'Sheep in the snow' is part of his early works what is surprising is how often it is omitted as it alludes to the material he would later use in his most known pieces.

In this stage of his work, felt is represented rather than used in itself: a representation.

Joseph Beuys had not integrated probably into his work the idea of the substance and the materiality of the actual materials as sources of meaning, process and knowledge that later on he made part of his healing practice, discourse and teachings.

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