Robert Indiana: LOVE (Red Blue Green)
Indiana’s iconic LOVE (Red Blue Green) (1966–1998) welcomes visitors at the entrance to YSP. It is usually shown in an urban context, but here it is set within the Yorkshire countryside.
The artist first used the word 'love' in a painting in 1961. In 1964 he began a series of LOVE paintings which used the slanted ‘O’ within a square format. Indiana said that this was “the most dynamic way to use four letters”. The sculpture of LOVE was first made in 1966, using aluminium. The LOVE sculptures still hold a close relation to the two-dimensional letters.
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Bruce Beasley: Advocate IVInspired by geometric forms, Beasley’s sculptures are often made up of these shapes, and in particular cubes. He uses computer software to design three-dimensional forms without the constraints of gravity. These configurations are then translated into bronze. As with Advocate IV which appears to be balancing, the design method contributes to the precarious appearance of Beasley’s sculptures.
Discover in a DayStart your Arts Award adventure at YSP. Arts Award Discover is an introductory programme for children and young people aged up to 25. During this session, we'll visit YSP exhibitions, create art in response to them and share our discoveries. With the support of YSP Arts Award advisors, you will complete your Arts Award Discover by the end of the day.