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Anish Kapoor (originally Anish Neeraj Sen, born 1954) is a Turner Prize winning sculptor. Kapoor was born in Bombay (Mumbai), India, and attended the Doon School, located in Dehra Dun, India. He moved to England in 1972, where he has lived since. He studied art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art Design. Download high resolution version (1132x800, 341 KB)Untitled File links The following pages link to this file: Anish Kapoor User:Glenlarson Categories: Images of art ... Download high resolution version (1132x800, 341 KB)Untitled File links The following pages link to this file: Anish Kapoor User:Glenlarson Categories: Images of art ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... The Doon School is one of the most prestigious public schools and boarding schools in India. ... Dehradun (देहरादून) is a capital city of Uttaranchal state of India nestled between the Himalayas and Shivaliks ranges. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Hornsey College of Art is a former college in London, now part of Middlesex University. ... Statue of Thomas More on Cheyne Walk. ...


In the early 1980s, Kapoor emerged as one of a number of British sculptors working in a new style and gaining international recognition for their work (the others included Richard Wentworth, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley and Bill Woodrow). As of 2007, Kapoor works in London, although he frequently visits India and has acknowledged that his art is inspired by both Western and Eastern cultures. His art historical influences include: Mantegna, Beuys, Barnett Newman and Yves Klein. Shower 1984 Tate Gallery Richard Wentworth (born Samoa 1947) is a British Artist, curator and teacher currently based at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. ... Richard Deacon (born August 15, 1949) is a British sculptor. ... Angel of the North Antony Gormley (born 1950) is an English sculptor, best known as the creator of Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead. ... Bill Woodrow (born 1948) is a British sculptor. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Occident redirects here. ... In the West, the term Eastern culture refers very broadly to the various cultures, social structures and philosophical systems of the East, namely Asia (including China, India, Japan, and surrounding regions). ... The Lamentation over the Dead Christ (c. ... Missing image Beuys, picture by Andy Warhol Joseph Beuys (May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986) was a German artist who produced work in a number of forms including sculpture, performance art, video art and installations. ... Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. ... Yves Klein (28 April 1928 - 6 June 1962) was a French artist and is considered an important figure in post-war European neo-Dadaism. ...

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Works

Kapoor's pieces are frequently simple, curved forms, usually monochromatic and brightly coloured. Most often, the intention is to engage the viewer, evoking mystery through the works' dark cavities, awe through their size and simple beauty, tactility through their inviting surfaces and fascination through their reflective facades. His early pieces rely on powder pigment to cover the works and the floor around them. This practice was inspired by the mounds of brightly coloured pigment in the markets and temples of India. His later works are made of solid, quarried stone, many of which have carved apertures and cavities, often alluding to, and playing with, dualities (earth-sky, matter-spirit, lightness-darkness, visible-invisible, conscious-unconscious, male-female and body-mind). His most recent works are mirror-like, reflecting or distorting the viewer and surroundings. Natural Ultramarine pigment in powdered form. ...

Since the end of the 1990s, Kapoor has produced a number of large works, including Taratantara (1999), a 35 metre-tall piece installed in the Baltic Flour Mills in Gateshead, England before renovation began there and Marsyas (2002), a large work of steel and PVC installed in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern. A stone arch by Kapoor is permanently placed at the shore of a lake in Lodingen in northern Norway. In 2000, one of Kapoor's works, Parabolic Waters, consisting of rapidly rotating coloured water, was shown outside the Millennium Dome in London. In 2001, Sky Mirror, a large mirror piece that reflects the sky and surroundings, was commissioned in Nottingham. In 2004, Cloud Gate, a 110-ton stainless steel sculpture, was unveiled at Millennium Park in Chicago. In the Fall of 2006, another large mirror sculpture, also enititled Sky Mirror, was shown in Rockefeller Center, New York. Soon to be completed are a memorial to the British victims of 9/11 in New York,[1] and the design and construction of a subway station in Naples, Italy.[2] In 2007, Kapoor showed Svayambh, a 1.5 metre carved block of red wax that moved on rails through the Nantes Musée des Beaux-Arts as part of the Biennale estuaire. Kapoor's recent work increasingly blurs the boundaries between architecture and art. The SBC sculpture on Millennium Park during the day Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The SBC sculpture on Millennium Park during the day Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago, 2004 Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park, Chicago. ... Millennium Park is a prominent new civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois and an important landmark of the citys lakefront. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... This article is about Gateshead, England. ... Polyvinyl chloride Polyvinyl chloride, (IUPAC Polychloroethene) commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely used thermoplastic polymer. ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... The O2 redirects here. ... Sky Mirror, Nottingham Sky Mirror, New York, as seen from Rockefeller Center Sky Mirror is a piece of public art commissioned by the Nottingham Playhouse from artist Anish Kapoor that stands outside the theatre in Wellington Circus, Nottingham. ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago, 2004 Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park, Chicago. ... The short ton is a unit of mass equal to 907. ... Millennium Park is a prominent new civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois and an important landmark of the citys lakefront. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Sky Mirror, Nottingham Sky Mirror, New York, as seen from Rockefeller Center Sky Mirror is a piece of public art commissioned by the Nottingham Playhouse from artist Anish Kapoor that stands outside the theatre in Wellington Circus, Nottingham. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the state. ... Location of the city of Naples (red dot) within Italy. ... Traditional city flag City coat of arms Motto: Favet Neptunus eunti (Latin: Shall Neptune favour the traveller) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Pays de la Loire Department Loire-Atlantique (44) Mayor Jean-Marc Ayrault  (PS) (since 1989) City Statistics Land area¹ 65. ...


Awards

Kapoor represented Britain in the 1990 Venice Biennale, where he was awarded the Premio Duemila; the following year, he won the Turner Prize. The South Bank Show presented the first full-length television profile of him in February 1999. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held in the Tate and Hayward Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, Reina Sofia in Madrid, the National Gallery in Ottawa, Musee des arts contemporains (Grand-Hornu) in Belgium, the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux and at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Brazil. His work is collected worldwide, notably by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, Fondazione Prada in Milan, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the De Pont Foundation in the Netherlands and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Detail of exhibition. ... The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ... This article is about the UK art galleries. ... Hayward Gallery, London The Hayward Gallery is an art gallery within the South Bank Centre, situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, in central London, England. ... The main entrance The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) is the official name Spains national museum of 20th century art (informally shortened to the Museo Reina Sofía, Queen Sofia Museum, or simply The Sofia). ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... City logo (traditional tri-crescent) City coat of arms Motto: The fleur-de-lis alone rules over the moon, the waves, the castle, and the lion Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Aquitaine Department Gironde (33) Intercommunality Urban Community of Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé (UMP) (since... This article is about the museum in New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Guggenheim can be a reference to any of a number of members or interests of the Meyer Guggenheim family, including: Meyer Guggenheim, or his descendants: Guggenheim family; The Guggenheim Museums; foundations such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (see also Guggenheim Fellowship), and the Harry... La Muy Noble y Muy Leal e Invicta (The most noble and most loyal and undefeated) Location Location of Bilbao in Spain and Biscay Coordinates : , Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Bilbao (Basque) Spanish name Bilbao Nickname El Botxo (the hole) Founded 15... Kanazawa Kanazawa (金沢市; -shi) is the capital city of Ishikawa in Japan. ...


References

External links

  • Lisson Gallery Description and images of Kapoor's work from his London-based gallery
  • Kapoor at Sculpture.org.uk
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  • Marsyas About Kapoor's 2002 installation piece in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall
  • Cloud Gate Images and description of Kapoor's public sculpture at Millennium Park, Chicago
  • Sky Mirror Website with images and articles on Kapoor's public sculpture in Nottingham, England
  • BBC Hardtalk Gavin Esler inteviews Anish Kapoor for BBC World (TV), Nov. 11, 2006.

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Anish Kapoor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (679 words)
In the early 1980s, Kapoor emerged as one of a number of British sculptors working in a new style and gaining international recognition for their work (the others included Richard Wentworth, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Anthony Gormley and Bill Woodrow).
Since the end of the 1990s, Kapoor has produced a number of large works, including Taratantara (1999), a 35 metre-tall piece installed in the Baltic Flour Mills in Gateshead, England before renovation began there and Marsyas (2002), a large work of steel and PVC installed in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern.
A stone arch by Kapoor is permanently placed at the shore of a lake in Lodingen in northern Norway.
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