President Trump: ‘I’m Proud to Have the Bust of Winston Groovy Back in the Oval Office’Posted: January 27, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Humor, White House | Tags: #GuysNamedWinston, 1970s, Bust, Donald Trump, Music, Oval Office, Parody, Reggae, satire, Sculpture, Winston, Winston Churchill, Winston Groovy 1 Comment
[VIDEO] Obama Déjà Remplacé par Trump Chez Madame TussaudsPosted: January 19, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Christmas jumper, Donald Trump, Madame Tussauds, President of the United States, Prince Harry, Sculpture, Statue, Wax Figure, Wax sculpture Leave a comment
La statue de cire du 45e président des Etats-Unis a été dévoilée mercredi. Les artistes ont passé cinq mois sur sa figure.
Dans musée Madame Tussauds de Londres, Trump a déjà remplacé Obama dans le bureau ovale. À deux jours de sa prise de fonction, le musée a dévoilé sa nouvelle statue de président. Il est vêtu d’un costume bleu marine, une chemise blanche et une cravate rouge.
Des cheveux en poilsde yak
L’équipe du musée a passé cinq mois sur la figure du 45ème président des Etats-Unis. Ses cheveux, faits en poils de yak, ont donné du fil à retordre aux artistes. “Il a une sorte de bob”, explique David Gardner, principal sculpteur, “c’est long devant, et coiffé derrière”. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] Beetle Cubes: Unboxed Beetle BoxPosted: October 2, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Archie McPhee, Artist, Audi, German language, Plea, Sculpture, Twitter, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen emissions scandal 1 Comment
Let’s go for a joyride in one of these impossibly spherical or cubic Volkswagens created by Indonesian sculptor Ichwan Noor. These awesome sculptures are made from actual vintage VW components.
“Noor carves a spherical polyurethane replica of the vehicle’s body which he then casts in aluminum. A separate spherical interior is then produced to fit the cast exterior. The final result is enhanced with the original car parts provided by the manufacturer.”
Watch this video to get a closer look at one of Noor’s VW Beetle cubes:
Chinese Craftsman Ji Zhenshan Frames Olympians in WoodworkPosted: August 14, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, Entertainment, Global | Tags: 2016 Summer Olympics, China, Ji Zhenshan., Olympic games, Sculpture, Shandong, Shandong Province, Shi Tingmao, woodworking, Wu Minxia, Xinhua News Agency, Zibo Leave a comment
Ji Zhenshan has spent the past week drawing portraits of Chinese medalists on wooden eggs using an electric iron.
There’s a Chinese saying that the true masters of art live among the ordinary people – and that aptly describes Ji Zhenshan.
The middle-aged artist in eastern China’s Chiping county, Shandong Province, has spent the past week drawing portraits of Chinese medalists on wooden eggs using an electric iron. He has recorded the cheerful moments of the athletes winning medals in the Rio Games with his pyrography artworks.
Ji’s works include Sun Yang, gold medal winner of men’s 200m freestyle, female shooter Zhang Mengxue, China’s first gold medal winner at the ongoing Games, and China’s longtime diving queen Wu Minxia, among others. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Diana’, Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1892-93Posted: January 19, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: 1800s, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Sculpture Leave a comment
Giosuè Argenti: ‘Modesty’Posted: December 29, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Religion | Tags: Giosuè Argenti, Marble, Modesty, Museum, Photography, Sculpture, Statue 1 Comment
Francesco Cabianca: Deposition of Christ, 1711Posted: December 23, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Religion | Tags: Christian tradition, Francesco Cabianca, God, Italy, Marble, Paul the Apostle, Renaissance art, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Sculpture, Venice Leave a comment
Deposition of Christ
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice
China: Carved and Painted Ivory Apple, 1960sPosted: December 23, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China | Tags: Apple, Carving, Fruit, Ivory, Sculpture 1 Comment
‘Happy Fatties’ Attract Shoppers in East ChinaPosted: December 19, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, Entertainment | Tags: Advertising, Ji’nan, novelty, Quancheng Road, Sculpture, Shandong Province, Shopping, toys Leave a comment
‘Psyche Abandoned’: Pietro Tenerani, 1816-17Posted: December 12, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: 1800s, Florence, Galleria dell'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Pietro Tenerani, Psyche Abandoned, Sculpture Leave a comment
Galleria dell’Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
Concrete Fruit: Photo by Stefano Cerio, BeijingPosted: September 4, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, China, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Beijing, Fruit, Photography, Sculpture, tephano Cerio, The Wall Street Journal Leave a comment
Beijing. This colorful sculpture, in an area known for fruit production, is made out of concrete. The pieces of fruit are up to 14 feet wide. Stephano Cerio…(see more)
Source: ‘Stefano Cerio: Chinese Fun’ – WSJ
China: Farmer Engraves Eggs to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of V-DayPosted: August 31, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, History | Tags: Chairman Mao Zedong, Eggs, Farmer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Portrait, Sculptor, Sculpture, Shandong Province, Winston Churchill, World War II Leave a comment
Li Aimin, a 63-year-old farmer from Shandong Province, spent a year sculpting the portraits of Chairman Mao Zedong and various war heroes on eggs to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory of World War Two.
Li sculpted Chairman Mao on the sides of eggs with more than 20 different kinds of emotions and 249 Chinese founding military officers with clear details of their facial expressions like smiles or serious expressions.
The famous Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill, were also among his works.
Li is a talented farmer with strong artistic sense, according to a report by Qilu Evening News. In four years, he has engraved more than 1,000 eggs, with everything from plants to animals.
Li has worked as a farmer his entire life, but spends all of his spare time working on his sculptures. He expects to exhibit all of his special egg shell sculptures during the Victory Day.
[PHOTO] Boris Karloff Life-Size SculpturePosted: August 11, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: 1930s, Abiogenesis, Academy Award, Boris Karloff, Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein (1931 film), Horror film, Movies, Photography, Sculpture, Victor Frankenstein, vintage Leave a comment
Boris Karloff Life-Size Sculpture by Mike Hill – often mistaken for a real photo of Boris Karloff behind the scenes of Frankenstein (1931)
Sculpture: Orangutan Strangling a Borneo Savage, Emmanuel Frémiet, 1895Posted: July 26, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: Borneo, Emmanuel Frémiet, Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée, Paris, Sculpture Leave a comment
Orangutan Strangling a Borneo Savage
by Emmanuel Frémiet, 1895.
Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée, Paris.
[VIDEO] Salavat Fidai: Pencil Tip CarvingPosted: July 13, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Miniature, novelty, Pencil Art, Salavat Fidai, Sculpture, video Leave a comment
Amazing carving into the head of a pencil by Salavat Fidai. See more of his work here.
Music by 10YRWAR
Cráneo en un EstacionamientoPosted: June 15, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Day of the Dead, Mask, Parade, Phtography, Sculpture, Skull 1 Comment
Valerio Cioli: Tomb of MichelangeloPosted: March 6, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: 16th Century, Florence, Italy, Michelangelo, Renaissance, Sculpture, Tomb of Michelangelo, Valerio Cioli Leave a comment
Valerio Cioli c. 1564
Tomb of Michelangelo (detail)
Who’s Up for Breaking Bad Art?Posted: February 17, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Art, Breaking Bad, Mashable, media, Sculpture, Twitter 1 Comment
[PHOTO] Berlin, 1962Posted: January 20, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, War Room | Tags: Berlin, Berlin Wall, Cold War, Communism, Germany, Lenin, Marx, Marxism, Photography, Sculpture, Stalinism, Statue, Tyranny, WW2 1 Comment
Hand Work at Madame Tussauds, 1950sPosted: December 7, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: Madame Tussauds, Modeling, Photography, Sculpture, Wax Museum Leave a comment
A technician works on broken hands from the waxworks of Madame Tussauds, 1950s
Aphrodite, 2nd Century, GreecePosted: November 25, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: Ancient Greek art, Aphrodite, Artifact, Bronze, Greece, RISD Museum, Sculpture 1 Comment
Unknown artist, Greek
Aphrodite, 2nd century BCE
Height: 47.3 cm (18 5/8 inches)
Sand Sculptor at the Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition in JapanPosted: July 16, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Japan | Tags: Japan, July 17 2014, Sand art and play, Sculpture, United States, University of Guelph, Wall Street Journal, Yokohama 1 Comment
A sand sculptor worked at the Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition in Japan. Photos of the day: http://t.co/eb5xWINVMO pic.twitter.com/qTNQVf141K
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 17, 2014
A Hand-Cranked Sculpture that Makes a Mean ManhattanPosted: June 26, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Science & Technology | Tags: Arts, Kinetic art, Manhattan, New York, Sculptors, Sculpture, Visual Arts Leave a comment
A hand-cranked sculpture that makes a mean manhattan? Yes please. Come with us inside Instructables’ Kooky Creative Warehouse Workshop.
Wellesley College ‘Underwear Man’ Identified: Joe BidenPosted: February 5, 2014 Filed under: Education, Humor | Tags: Art exhibition, Campus, Curator, Joe Biden, Sculpture, Statue, Student, Wellesley College Leave a comment
Uh-oh…Biden’s confused and has wandered off again. pic.twitter.com/8E7g1H5WWa
— Matt (@Matthops82) February 5, 2014
[See Realistic Statue of Man in his Underwear at Wellesley College Sparks Controversy]
Realistic Statue of Man in his Underwear at Wellesley College Sparks ControversyPosted: February 5, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Education | Tags: Art exhibition, Curator, Lauren Walsh, Sculpture, Statue, Student, Tony Matelli, Wellesley College 3 Comments
Jaclyn Reiss writes: A realistic-looking statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear near the center of Wellesley College has created a stir among the women on campus, especially as more than 100 students at the all-women’s college signed a petition asking administrators to remove it.
The statue, called Sleepwalker, is part of an art exhibit featuring sculptor Tony Matelli at the college’s Davis Museum. The exhibit, New Gravity, features sculptures that are often reversed, upended or atomized.
However, the statue of the sleepwalker — which is hard to miss in a high-traffic area by both pedestrians and drivers near the campus center — has caused outrage among some students in just one day after its Feb. 3 installation. Zoe Magid, a Wellesley College junior majoring in political science, started a petition on Change.org with other students asking college president H. Kim Bottomly to have the statue removed. Read the rest of this entry »
Canadian Neo-Cubist Braves Sub-Zero Temperatures to Build a Giant Colored Ice FortPosted: January 15, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Art, Canada, Cubism, Environment Canada, Ice, Northwestern Ontario, Ontario, Reddit, Sculpture, Thunder Bay 1 Comment
While it’s certainly been a cold winter stateside, our neighbors to the north know what a real chill actually looks like. Reddit user Unspeakablefilth lives in Northwestern Ontario, where the averaged a daytime high was -25 degrees celsius or colder for about a month.
[GALLERY OF FROZEN NEO-CUBIST LUMINOUS WONDER]
[VIDEO] Park Seung-mo’s Wire ArtPosted: November 2, 2013 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia | Tags: Craft, Korea, Sculpture, Seung-mo, Specialty Wire, video, Wire Art Leave a comment
Wire art is certainly nothing new, head down to any local craft fair and you’ll probably find a little wire frog or ostrich overflowing with folksy charm.
Goodnight, sweet prince: Polish artist’s chainsaw sculpture depicts the death of Super MarioPosted: October 9, 2013 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Jesus, Mario, Mary, Michelangelo, Pietà, Ron Jeremy, Sculpture, Video game Leave a comment
Another beautiful item from those lovable nuts at RocketNews24 – Philip Kendall reports: Even the greatest of heroes meet their end eventually, whether they be staff-wielding wizards or portly plumbers. With this incredible sculpture, Polish artist Kordian Lewandowski presents the demise of none other than our favourite 8-bit champion, Super Mario. And as sad as it is, it’s really quite breathtaking.
“Game Over” shows Peach, or Princess Toadstood to her subjects, cradling the limp body of Mario in a pose reminiscent of Michelangelo’s “Pietà“. Rather than carving it out of solid marble, Kordian chose to work with an enormous styrofoam block, but he did create his own masterpiece with something that even the great Michelangelo could never claim to be a competent user of: a chainsaw.
The Decline and Fall of Western Culture in One PhotoPosted: October 31, 2012 Filed under: Reading Room | Tags: Art, California, Chicago, Jacques Barzun, Pink Lady, Sculpture, Visual Arts, Western culture 1 Comment
The other day I visited The Oakland Museum, and while I wandered through one of its rooms this scene presented itself to me:
Immediately a thought struck me: This is it — the decline and fall of Western culture is encapsulated perfectly in this one scene.
Let me explain.
In the foreground we have a marble sculpture entitled “California Venus,” in a timeless neo-classical style.
It was carved in 1895 by sculptor Rupert Schmid.
In the background, just a few steps away, we have its companion piece, a sculpture entitled “Pink Lady.”
It was created in 1965 by artist Viola Frey.
In just 80 years, the state of sculpture in America went from beautiful and exquisitely refined to ugly, klutzy and incompetent.
I don’t know whether the curators at the Oakland Museum juxtaposed these two pieces intentionally, or if it was just an accident, but either way they deftly summarized everything that went wrong with 20th century art.
Striving for Beauty — or for Ugliness?
The very goal of art changed radically between 1885 and 1965. Back at the end of the 19th century no one yet questioned the assumption that art was an attempt to capture or create beauty. It had been that way for millennia. Little did anyone know that within just a few decades the very philosophy of art would move away from idealization first toward abstraction, then to realism, and finally to grotesquerie.