Interestingly, where he submits to formal rigor
, whether regular meter and rhyme or the discipline of a haiku-like stanza, Flogstad achieves an admirable limpidity in his verse.
Each of these new photos is charged with exquisite tensions, first of all between the sheer beauty of the image and its formal rigor
, but also between the immediacy of the colors, textures, gazes, and gestures and the elusiveness of what is actually going on.
Annette Kelm's photographs are characterized by formal rigor
and a sense of objectivity; the works always maintain a distance from the objects they portray, which often look isolated, even sculptural.
Conceived with formal rigor
and great attention to detail, the work looked like a beautiful yet infested trap, straight out of Franz Kafka's tortured imagination, yet in sync with the present reality of Brasilia.
While it is easy to see the content and commitment of Parallax, one should not ignore the formal rigor
by which Geyer turns her school lesson into art.
Suzuki's combination of the snapshot approach and formal rigor
interestingly compares with the method of Daido Moriyama.
In "eccentric abstraction," the so-called death premise of Minimalism is tempered with vivacity and humor, while the primary structure's formal rigor
grounds any hint of the narrative or fantastic.
This phase is more or less inevitably "followed by retreat--from specific description, from formal rigor
, from group life, and from the fringes of commodity culture to its center.
A Connecticut Yankee, he had been growing weirdness of his own, first in Hartford, where he had gone to art school, and afterward right under the noses of New York's Minimalist and Conceptualist elite, whom he had come to know about through Mel Bochner, a visiting artist at Dunham's alma mater, Trinity College, and later through acquaintance with Rockburne, Barry Le Va, and others who had given the '7os its formal rigor
and its aura of uncompromising seriousness.
The series, which was impressive for Shambroom's ingenuity in gaining access to these classified spaces as much as for its formal rigor
, toed the line between reportage and art, engaging a kind of watchdog politicism that characterizes much contemporary photography.
Without sacrificing the formal rigor
of his work, Waters reminds us that typographic design and branding are central constituents of our commercialized cultural landscape.
Westermann combined these social symbols with a formal rigor
not usually associated with figurative work: He carved and forced wood into elaborate, organic knots and bulges; he also dealt with basic physical forces.
Yet the artist's formal rigor
makes the work a minimalist masterpiece: at once somnolent and keyed up, like its subjects--a cross between Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett, if such a hybrid were possible.
Such works are utterly lacking in formal rigor
, but as with the statue played by Lee Miller in Cocteau's first film, Le Sang d'un Poete (The Blood of a Poet, 1930), their inert, dreamlike quality masks a potential to spring to life.
Between 1916 and 1924," Krauss begins by noting, "as pastiche became more and more the medium in which he practiced, Picasso did increasingly fatuous work - arch, decorative, empty - work that seems unreconcilable with the formal rigor
of cubism and yet, given the unrivaled example of that earlier brilliance, work that must somehow issue from a logic internal to it and not from a set of external circumstances.