Cloud Gate

art & illustration

Minimalism is the official language of public sculpture and public memorials.

The Indian-born, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor (1954) lets art and architecture show off.

His sculpture is in many ways one long ode to the minimalist monochrome and its emphasis on simplicity and purity, but he has also explored different materials such as fibreglass and reflective metal surface to create organic forms that mirror the viewer.

I love his wildly popular Cloud Gate, an enormous, shiny, pillowlike archway at Millennium Park in Chicago. So if you are in the city, check it out yourself!

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