Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
What a great idea! The seasons!
Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Diana di Efeso e gli schiavi, 1895-1899, olio su tela, 304 x 421 cm, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma
[transl. title - Diana of Ephesus and the slaves]
Photographer Lalage Snow takes pictures of soldiers’ faces before, during and after the war in Afghanistan.
still one of the meaningful pictures on tumblr for me.
Oscar Wilde (via kai-michelbydesign)
So when I’m over-analyzing situations and apparently misreading everyone’s unhappiness and disappointment in me, it’s because I’m an artist? :P
Robert Rauschenberg. Canyon. 1959. © 2012 Museum of Modern Art. Photo by John Wronn
Canyon belongs to a group of works Robert Rauschenberg made from 1954 to 1964 known as Combines, which artist Jasper Johns once described as “painting playing the game of sculpture.” These works epitomize Rauschenberg’s philosophy of an art from which nothing is excluded as a potential material. Canyon’s most remarkable element is a stuffed bald eagle that projects from the lower center of the canvas. The bird perches on a cardboard box, which in turn sits atop a long wooden plank, from which hangs a strip of fabric supporting a pillow. Other materials include a metal fragment, several photographs, a shirt cuff, and a squeezed paint tube. “Painting relates to both art and life,” Rauschenberg famously stated in 1959. “Neither can be made. (I try to act in the gap between the two.)” A newly donated work to the collection, Canyon is currently on view in the fourth-floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries. ” - “This Month at MoMA - December 2012
It does take a while to even acknowledge the textures. The bird looks like brush strokes.
Pyramiden by Gunilla Bandolin
Constructed as part of the Wanås 1990 exhibition, and is now part of the permanent collection of the Wanås Foundation.
Japan’s Spectacular Tunnels of Light.
If you happen to be in Japan from now until March 31st, 2013, be sure to check out one of Japan’s most stunning displays of light called Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden turned light theme park on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Opened just yesterday, it’s already been called one of the best winter light shows in all of Japan. The park really outdoes itself by using millions of sparkling LED’s all over the vast grounds including on the water and in the gardens. This years theme is ‘nature’ and it promises gorgeous scenes including a beautiful sunrise inspired by Mt. Fuji at dawn, a rainbow across the sky, and even an aurora. The stars of the show are the famous walk-through tunnels of light that completely envelop the viewer, making it seem as if they’re walking through bright, magical portals.
Via My Modern Met.
Made in China: A Mural Portrait made of toy soldiers by Joe Black
The German artist Markus Linnenbrink created an incredibly colorful journey in a tunnel in a prison in Duesseldorf (Germany), where visitors pass through to see their friends and loved ones.
If you take a took at the images you get a sense of the space. Imagine what the tunnel must have been like before the transformation: a claustrophobic, long winding space with monochrome white walls and those ultra functional yet hideous neon lights. What a depressing experience it must have been for the visitors.
Art by Fumie Sasabuchi