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Raw, brave, wild and honest: why Germany is Europe's greatest artistic nation

Germany became a unified state 150 years ago this week – and no other country has produced such original, provocative and powerful art since, from Richter to Klee, from Dix to HöchSituated on the edge of the Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle may not look like the birthplace of modern art. Best seen from a perilously crowded footbridge across a vertiginous gorge, it floats in misty rains, a cloudy dream of white spires and battlements. Yet this 19th-century colossus is an architectural homage to one ma...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Germany, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Bavaria, Paul Cézanne, Renoir, Wagner, Richter, Richard Wagner, Palermo Sicily, Aubrey Beardsley

Brazilian waxwork figures go viral after old video report is unearthed on social media – video

The human form has inspired artists for centuries for both its beauty and challenges. Now a Brazilian septuagenarian sculptor has won a surprise newfound notoriety for his celebrity waxworks. Six years after it was filmed, a local TV story on an exhibit by Arlindo Armacollo has gone viral for the distorted depictions and the gushing reporter's commentary. Armacollo's work is the latest in an increasingly long list of celebrity sculptures that have gained fame for not quite nailing the brief'Braz...
Tags: Art, Americas, Sculpture, Brazil, Arlindo Armacollo

'Brazilian horror story': internet melts down over sculptor's peculiar waxworks

Images of Arlindo Armacollo’s figures went viral after users unearthed video report about their exhibition in churchThe first household name Arlindo Armacollo smothered in beeswax was Mother Teresa. Then came Albert Einstein, Pope John Paul II and a string of global luminaries who the entrepreneur-turned-artist admired.“It might look simple, but to achieve this richness of detail was hard work,” a local television reporter gushed during a 2015 visit to Armacollo’s waxwork collection in southern ...
Tags: Art, Americas, World news, Art and design, Sculpture, Brazil, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, John Paul II, Arlindo Armacollo, Armacollo

Artist collaborates with other species

Aki Inomata places various materials in tanks and enclosures with animals. She then records the interactions, and in some cases presents the modified materials as sculptures. The effect is often quite lovely. Image: YouTube / TEDx Talks
Tags: Art, Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Animals, Sculpture, Tedx, Aki Inomata

Artist makes remarkable tiny sculptures and paintings

Xiang Duan creates very detailed stone carvings into stones, making them appear to sit atop the rock from which they were sculpted. She also does amazingly detailed paintings inside small glass containers: View this post on Instagram A post shared by 段翔 (@xiang.duan) — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Crafts, Video, News, Painting, Sculpture, Carving, Xiang Duan

Desecrated and hidden for centuries, priest's effigy is restored to glory

Medieval statue smashed in reign of Henry VIII was found behind church pipe organHis stone face was smashed in by Henry VIII’s soldiers during the Reformation. His alabaster hands, once clasped in prayer, were cut off and the angels who cradled his head were decapitated. Afterwards, his shattered form lay hidden for centuries behind an old pipe organ, unseen, forgotten and enveloped in dirt.Now, in a find that conservators have described as “exciting beyond our expectations”, this desecrated eff...
Tags: Art, Religion, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Henry Viii, Derbyshire Continue, John de Belton

The best art of 2020: Picasso's doodles, queer South Africa and gory Gentileschi

Pablo showed his devilish side, Zanele Muholi captured queer lives in South Africa and Artemisia Gentileschi offered a savage ride through suffering and rage. Our critics rank their top showsMore on the best culture of 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Museums, Sculpture, Installation, Exhibitions, Pablo Picasso, Tate Modern, Picasso, Pablo, Titian, Zanele Muholi, Artemisia Gentileschi, Bruce Nauman

Mary Wollstonecraft statue becomes one of 2020's most polarising artworks

Maggi Hambling’s north London sculpture aimed to provoke debate – and a survey of passersby shows it has certainly done that“It’s marvellous, I think it is unbelievably beautiful,” said Hilary Everett, a retired social worker, as she walked past one of the most controversial, most debated and most polarising public artworks of 2020.But Michaela Crimmin, a reader in art passing by a few minutes later, disagreed: “I loathe it. There’s no aesthetic to it. This is one of the very few public outdoor ...
Tags: Art, London, Women, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Sculpture, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maggi Hambling, Hilary Everett, Michaela Crimmin

Geometric stringed polyhdron art

France-based artisan Kevin Hernandez creates these lovely stringed polyhedrons in all sorts of hues, shapes, sizes, and price points. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ke-v (@artwork.e.v) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ke-v (@artwork.e.v) — Read the rest
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Geometric stringed polyhedron art

France-based artisan Kevin Hernandez creates these lovely stringed polyhedrons in all sorts of hues, shapes, sizes, and price points. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ke-v (@artwork.e.v) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ke-v (@artwork.e.v) — Read the rest
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'There are plenty of schlongs in art' – Maggi Hambling defends her nude sculpture of Mary Wollstonecraft

Her tribute to the feminist icon caused outrage at last month’s unveiling, but the artist has no regrets. She hits back at her critics – and explains why this women’s rights pioneer had to be nakedMaggi Hambling is listing her favourite sculpted penises. “The Elgin marbles,” she says. “Michelangelo’s David. And Shelley’s, though it is rather small.” She means the Shelley memorial, Edward Onslow Ford’s attempt to depict the sea-shrunken corpse of the drowned poet. She takes a drag on her cigarett...
Tags: Art, Books, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Men, Mayfair, Mary Wollstonecraft, SHELLEY, Maggi Hambling, Marlborough Gallery

Mystery of the monoliths: if only it were aliens

The strange, reflective objects that have appeared in wildernesses worldwide were an inspiring stunt but are now just a tedious prankSomeone had to spoil it. That could be the motto of the social media age when things that begin as wonders become mere memes. Now our inability to let well alone is turning the most mysterious art happening of 2020 into another tedious prank.Strange metal monoliths are materialising everywhere, in California, Romania, the Isle of Wight and, according to the latest ...
Tags: Art, Spain, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Romania, Isle Of Wight, Netherlands Germany, Wight, Utah California, Compton Beach, California Romania

Aldo Tambellini, experimental artist obsessed with black, dies aged 90

‘Titan’ of the 1960s New York scene, who developed his obsession during the war, received mainstream acclaim in his final yearsAldo Tambellini, the pioneering artist and film-maker who had an obsession with the colour black, has died aged 90. He will be remembered among other things for developing what he termed “electromedia” – the bringing together of multiple forms including strobes, dance, film, poetry and slide projection. “We have lost a titan,” said Stuart Comer, a curator at MoMA in New ...
Tags: Art, New York, US, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Italy, Installation, Moma, East Village, University of Notre Dame, Syracuse University, Tate, Syracuse New York, Yayoi Kusama

"Shall I be mean about British art? Okay. Realism and literature haunts almost all British art."

"I surmise that the capacious feel for language, narrative, and drama that seems to be inculcated in the British brain causes a lot of British art to fall into clever commentary, agitprop, or academicism — or be pulled back into realism. Great Britain’s is a primarily literary art; this doesn’t work well visually. I further surmise that abstraction is not foremost in the British mind. So much for my silly xenophobia. The real answer for why most public sculpture is bad — and why this keeps happe...
Tags: Art, London, Law, Sculpture, Great Britain, Jerry Saltz, Saltz, Maggi Hambling, Ann Althouse, U.K, Kitsch Feminism Jerry Saltz New York Magazine

"She likes jokes. She likes the one David Hockney told her once. It goes: 'The trouble with Van Gogh is if you tell him something it goes in one ear and stays there.'"

"She laughs again.... Maggi, I exclaim, you are smoking again! Didn't you give up five years ago? She says she did but last year, on her birthday, her large bronze sculpture of a rising wave was being erected, and it was fraught, and 'I thought: fuck it. It's my birthday. I'll smoke.'... She smokes with sensational gusto... I can't stand namby-pamby, take-it-or-leave-it smokers. I call them 'crap smokers' and Maggi is not a crap smoker.... 'I think I was once put forward to paint the Queen Mothe...
Tags: Art, London, Smoking, Law, Wikipedia, Margaret Thatcher, Sculpture, Naked, Mother, Malorie Blackman, David Hockney, Charing Cross, Motherhood, Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh, Mary Wollstonecraft

Why I hate the Mary Wollstonecraft statue | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Was a tiny, silver, ripped nude really the correct way to honour ‘the mother of feminism’? Admirers like me never expected to be left contemplating whether she had a full bushIt took 200 years, not to mention a decade of fundraising, for a memorial to the great feminist thinker and writer Mary Wollstonecraft to be commissioned and unveiled today at Newington Green in north London, where she lived and worked. For too long, campaigners felt, Wollstonecraft had remained relatively obscure and, from...
Tags: Art, Books, London, Women, Life and style, UK News, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Mary Wollstonecraft, Black Lives Matter Movement, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Maggi Hambling, Wollstonecraft

A selfie set in stone: hidden portrait by cheeky mason found in Spain 900 years on

A British art historian’s painstaking study of the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela uncovered a medieval prankHe is a medieval in-joke, a male figure carved in the early 12th century for one of the world’s greatest cathedrals, but no one has known of his existence until now. The figure has gone unnoticed by millions of worshippers who have made the long pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north-western Spain over the centuries. He has looked down on them from the top of one of th...
Tags: Art, Europe, Religion, Spain, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Santiago, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela, Sculpture, Archaeology, Spain Holidays, Santiago De Compostela Holidays

This artist made a cardboard Bernini fountain replica

James Grashow explains his philosophy behind setting his cardboard Bernini out in the elements to be washed away in this clip from a documentary on his work. Grashow ended up spending four years making the sculpture. Fun fact: Grashow also did a lot of cover art in his youth, like this lovely work for Jethro Tull. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Video, News, Sculpture, Cardboard, Bernini, Jethro Tull, James Grashow, Grashow

Maker figures out how to make crystal wings

After a lot of trial and error, Bobby Duke figured out how to mold and polish wings that shimmer like crystal. Watch as he adds them to the sculpture he made previously: Image: YouTube / Bobby Duke Arts
Tags: Art, Video, News, Sculpture, Maker, Resin, Bobby Duke

Bruce Nauman: 'Jasper Johns poured me a few bourbons – and my legs gave way'

He is a titan of the artworld whose work can be savage, prescient or slapstick. Ahead of a major show, the US artist looks back on studio stunts and liquid lunches with legendsBruce Nauman is telling me a story from his childhood. “I had a friend in high school who was a little bit of a loner,” says the artist, speaking by phone from New York. “If someone hit him with a snowball when we were walking to school, he wouldn’t just throw a snowball back, he’d attack. He’d get ’em down on the ground a...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Video Art, US, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Exhibitions, Tate Modern, Performance art, Jasper Johns, Nauman, Bruce Nauman

Poland unveils 'superhuman' John Paul II statue in Warsaw

Jerzy Kalina installation is response to controversial statue of pope being struck down by meteorAn unusual sculpture depicting John Paul II holding up a meteorite has been unveiled in Warsaw – as an artistic response to a controversial statue showing a meteor striking down the late pope.Jerzy Kalina’s installation outside the National Museum, titled Poisoned Source, shows the Polish pope holding the meteorite high over a pool of red water representing blood. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Religion, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Catholicism, Sculpture, Christianity, Poland, Warsaw, John Paul II, National Museum, Pope John Paul II, Jerzy Kalina

On Jackson Hlungwani: A close encounter with an artistic deity

A survey of Jackson Hlungwani’s practice presents a transcendental experience, even for non-believers The post On Jackson Hlungwani: A close encounter with an artistic deity appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Sculpture, Friday, Art Galleries, Installations, New Jerusalem, Duality, Hand of God, Top Six, Norval Foundation, African tradition, Alt and Omega, Amos Letsoalo, Jackson Hlungwani, Karel Nel, Nessa Liebhammer

Royal Academy's cruel dilemma: sell a Michelangelo or lose 150 jobs

The cash-strapped London gallery is to debate the sale of a Renaissance masterpiece that could fetch more than £100mWhen the British artist John Constable first saw Michelangelo’s marble masterpiece, known as the Taddei Tondo, in the Royal Academy, he said it was “one of the most beautiful works of art in existence”.The 515-year-old sculpture had been given to the London gallery in 1829 following the death of its owner, Lady Margaret Beaumont, as an inspiration to students in the academy’s schoo...
Tags: Art, London, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, Michelangelo, John Constable, Royal Academy, Taddei Tondo, Coronavirus outbreak, Lady Margaret Beaumont

'Frustrations at US policies' behind Melania Trump statue, says artist

Brad Downey says first lady shows contradiction between US’s position on race in 2020The American artist behind a controversial statue of the US First Lady Melania Trump, unveiled this week in bronze in her native Slovenia, has defended the work as a representation of the contradictions of her husband’s presidency.Brad Downey, a conceptual artist from Kentucky based in Berlin, said the statue that replaced an earlier wooden carving destroyed in an arson attack in July, was motivated by his “frus...
Tags: Art, Europe, Kentucky, Berlin, US, World news, US news, Sculpture, Slovenia, Melania Trump, Brad Downey

The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers goes virtual for its 2020 exhibition

The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS) is an art society which normally exhibits at the Mall Galleries - but this year they've decided to go online.It appears they won't... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Sculpture, Paintings, Miniature Art, Making A Mark, Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors, Virtual Exhibition

Johnson Tsang created a very 2020 porcelain work

Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Tsang (previously) is known for his fanciful ceramic artworks, and he was inspired during the pandemic to make a lovely piece that reflects the times, titled "Still in One Piece III." View this post on Instagram "Still in One Piece III" Johnson Tsang Porcelain 2020 Having the ability to see beauty in everyday life is a special gift. #johnsontsang #ceramics #art #sculpture #porcelain ...
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Poetic Kinetics announced a massive new art project that can include your message for 2020

Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics is known for enormous shimmering sculptures that float above public spaces. His next project is called Change in the Air, and will include messages you submit in response to the tumultuous global changes in 2020. To get a sense of how cool and beautiful his works are, here's a nice overview: It's time to take back the word Skynet from the terminators! Lots of cool behind the scenes stuff on his Instagram: ...
Tags: Art, Video, News, Sculpture, Public Art, Kelsey, Poetic Kinetics, Patrick Shearn, Collaborative Art

Gabriel Dawe discusses his huge rainbow sculptures made of thread

Installation artist Gabriel Dawe is known for vibrant works that create rainbows using thread. He sat down with the Smithsonian to discuss his work. Below are some examples of his Plexus series from his Instagram: View this post on Instagram This is another private commission from 2012, Plexus C7, in a corporate building in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina. #gabrieldawe #10yearsofplexus #instaretrospectiv...
Tags: Art, Video, News, Sculpture, Smithsonian, North Carolina, Raleigh Durham, Marlborough Chelsea, Installation Art, Gabriel Dawe

Dia Beacon Reopens With a Sonic Boom

The D.J. Carl Craig’s basement “club” shows the affinity between minimal art and techno music. It’s an after-party for the Covid age, minus the sweat.
Tags: Art, Music, News, Museums, Sculpture, Craig, Donald, Dan, Chamberlain, Carl, Judd, Flavin, DIA Art Foundation, Beacon (NY, John (1927-2011, J Carl Craig

Yorkshire church to be adorned with Chronicles of Narnia statues

St Mary’s church in Beverley commissions sculptures of CS Lewis characters to replace medieval carvingsNarnia’s mythical creatures and talking beasts, which have enchanted children for 70 years, have found a new home at a 12th-century parish church in east Yorkshire.Aslan the lion, the White Witch and Mr Tumnus the faun are among 14 handmade stone sculptures being installed on the outer walls of St Mary’s church in Beverley to replace medieval carvings that have crumbled away. Continue reading.....
Tags: Art, Books, Film, Religion, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Christianity, Yorkshire, Anglicanism, Cs Lewis, Mary, Beverley, St Mary, Chronicles Of Narnia

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