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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 ...
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Post, Sculpture, Ceramic, Johnson Tsang

In "Color Me," anxiety feels like a Cronenberg film

Martin de Thurah blended sculpture, animation, and live action to amp up the dread in the video for Active Child's "Color Me." On the project's site, de Thurrah says, "I wanted to make something frightening, and I know it is very hard. To create a film in which someone was physically penetrated by their own anxiety. In a gentle way, with a lot of love and the possibility of healing," Active Child says: At times you find yourself on a dark road in a deep black valley. It is hard to orient your...
Tags: Video, News, Animation, Sculpture, Music Video, Cronenberg, Martin de Thurah

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

Snag some of these gorgeous Ruth Asawa stamps and support the USPS

The much-anticipated Ruth Asawa stamps are here! Buy several sheets and give one of the US's most beloved and relied-upon institutions a little infusion of scratch. The U.S. Postal Service honors pioneering Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013). Showcasing Asawa's wire sculptures, the pane includes 20 stamps, with two each of 10 designs, featuring photographs by Dan Bradica and Laurence Cuneo. The selvage features a photograph of Asawa taken by Nat Farbman in 1954 for Life magaz...
Tags: Post, News, Life, US, Post Office, Usps, Sculpture, Artists, David Zwirner, U S Postal Service, Ruth Asawa, Nat Farbman, Asawa, Postage Stamps, Dan Bradica, Laurence Cuneo

Cracking Codes With Sanford Biggers

“You don’t have to follow the norms,” says this artist who makes wrenching sculptures transformed by gunfire and radically altered heirloom quilts. A studio visit sheds light on his personal journey.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Black People, Sanford, Biggers, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Quilts, Sanford Biggers, Moon Medicin (Music Group

A city out of time: what do we dream of when we dream of Rome?

On a writing grant to the eternal city an Italian-born Australian encounters its two faces – the tourist’s fantasy and the residents’s realityMy desire to live in Rome germinated on a European holiday almost 20 years ago. I exited Trastevere train station, bleary eyed after the long-haul flight, and was instantly revived by the sight of women in tight skirts and stilettos zooming past on their Vespas. Men at the local bar made fun of my Italian pronunciation. Come si dice ‘tre’? they would tease...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, Books, Environment, Religion, Race, World news, Australia news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Catholicism, Sculpture, Pope Francis, Italy

For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due

Central Park will soon unveil its first sculpture depicting nonfictional female figures. “The fact that nobody even noticed that women were missing in Central Park — what does that say about the invisibility of women?”
Tags: News, New York City, Sculpture, Truth, Black People, Ny, Women's Rights, Anthony, Central Park, Stanton, Sojourner, Susan B, Women and Girls, Bergmann, Elizabeth Cady, Monuments and Memorials (Structures

We Need a Monument to the Unknown America

A memorial makes a statement about who is worth preserving. Why not a sacred and beautiful nothingness?
Tags: News, Sculpture, Vietnam War, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Roman Civilization, Unknown America

"The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because..."

"... they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are." , the Portuguese poet.Here's a statue of him at a café in Lisbon — seated, with his own table, like another customer. cc — Nol Aders A fascinating character!Pessoa was a prolific writer, and not only under hi...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Sculpture, Portugal, Pseudonymity, Cafe, Nostalgia, Emotion, Lisbon, Fernando Pessoa, Ann Althouse, Vasques, Pessoa, Ricardo Reis, Alberto Caeiro Álvaro de Campos, Lisbon Pessoa

Tourist snaps toes off Italian sculpture while taking a selfie

An Austrian visitor to the Gipsoteca Museum in Possagno, Italy posed for a selfie while sitting on an original plaster cast sculpture created in 1804 by Antonio Canova. The gentleman managed to snap off two of the figure's toes before making a hasty exit. Via The Art Newspaper The tourist, identified as Austrian by the museum, “sat on the sculpture of Paolina Bonaparte… then left the museum in a hurry without reporting the incident”, officials say. The museum adds that guards discovered the dama...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Selfies, Accidents, Museums, Sculpture, Antonio Canova, Art Crime, Gipsoteca Museum, Possagno Italy, Paolina Bonaparte

An Artist Having Fun While Waiting for Catastrophe

Heather Phillipson’s works make viewers smile, but underneath their bright, over-the-top exteriors are dark, urgent messages.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Tate Britain, Phillipson, London (England, Heather Phillipson, Heather (1978-

Things learned only this morning.

The Colossus of Rhodes did not straddle the harbor.The harbour-straddling Colossus was a figment of medieval imaginations based on the dedication text's mention of "over land and sea" twice and the writings of an Italian visitor who in 1395 noted that local tradition held that the right foot had stood where the church of St John of the Colossus was then located. Many later illustrations show the statue with one foot on either side of the harbour mouth with ships passing under it.Why were we talk...
Tags: Law, History, Sculpture, Rhodes, St John, Ann Althouse, Matthew Klug

Adding a New Name to the Canon in Clay: Doyle Lane

The underrecognized Black ceramist made tiny “weed pots” in the 1960s and ’70s that are seen today on a fresh pedestal.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Black People, Canon, White, Lane, Doyle, Huntington Library, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (Calif, Ceramics and Pottery, Charles (1918-79, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Doyle Lane

"Whose story is being told with this monument? The hierarchy is very evident. White commander out front; Black soldiers in the background. It’s the first thing you see...."

"It’s not enough to just see the piece. You have to go deeper. There’s so much not told, but the monument is so moving that it can lead you to those things, if you’re curious."Said L’Merchie Frazier, the education director at the nearby Museum of African American History in Boston, quoted in "Black soldiers monument faces scrutiny amid racial reckoning/Amid the national reckoning on racism, an unlikely monument is facing scrutiny: a Boston memorial to a famed Civil War unit made up of Black sold...
Tags: New York, Law, Boston, Sculpture, American Museum of Natural History, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Floyd, Shaw, Theodore Roosevelt, Faneuil Hall, Crispus Attucks, Massachusetts Statehouse, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Kevin Peterson

Welcome to the Great Indoors: Museums Beckon in the Berkshires

At Mass MoCA and the Clark, there are timely new exhibitions, but our critic finds as much relevance in a still life by Manet, or an Ingres drawing.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Art Institute, Manet, Clark, Mass MoCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Coronavirus Reopenings, Sterling and Francine

An Artist Who Reanimates Extinct Species

In an age of uncertainty, the mysterious, highly imaginative work of the sculptor Marguerite Humeau embodies the precariousness of contemporary life, with an eye to the distant past.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Italy, Science and Technology, Marguerite, Palais de Tokyo, London (England, Paris (France, Marguerite Humeau, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino, Humeau

Incredible handmade marionettes of early rock-and-rollers

George Miller is an artist, musician (The Kaisers and The New Piccadillys), and production designer. While on lockdown in Glasgow, Miller created a series of spectacular marionettes of early rock and roll, country, and R&B greats like Johnny Cash, Link Wray, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wanda Jackson, Sister Rosetta, and Bo Diddley. The detail and personality of the marionettes is quite astonishing. Miller loves them too much to sell any. From an interview at Dangerous Minds: I’d been working on a BB...
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Makers, Bbc, Sculpture, Puppets, Rosetta, Glasgow, Miller, George Miller, Bo, Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochran, Kaisers

A Land Art Pioneer’s Adventures in Time and Space

Nearly 50 years after Charles Ross began working on “Star Axis,” the artist’s gargantuan work in the New Mexico desert is nearing completion.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, New Mexico, Ross, Charles Ross, Stars and Galaxies, Rock and Stone, Charles (1937-

At the Hirshhorn, a Battle Over Plans for Its Sculpture Garden

The museum is going ahead with meetings on a design by the artist Hiroshi Sugimoto that preservationists say would undo key features of postwar landscape design by Lester Collins.
Tags: Art, News, Architecture, Museums, Sculpture, Collins, Gordon, Theodore, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sugimoto, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hiroshi, The, Washington (DC, Historic Buildings and Sites, Bunshaft

Finally, Some Good News (Carved From 90 Pounds of Butter)

The state fair is canceled because of the pandemic, but the tradition of sculpting a Minnesota dairy princess out of a block of Grade A salted butter will continue, with a few modifications.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sculpture, Butter, Marling, State and County Fairs, Karal Ann

Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester Jen Reid After One Day

The statue of Jen Reid, a Black Lives Matter protester, was raised on Wednesday in place of a toppled memorial to the slave trader Edward Colston.
Tags: Art, England, News, Sculpture, Black People, Jen, Reid, Colston, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bristol (England, Edward (1636-1721, Jen Reid, Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester Jen Reid

Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester After Just One Day

The statue of Jen Reid, a Black Lives Matter protester, was raised on Wednesday in place of a toppled memorial to the slave trader Edward Colston.
Tags: Art, England, News, Sculpture, Bristol, Black People, Jen, Reid, Colston, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bristol (England, Edward (1636-1721, Jen Reid