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‘Cultural appropriation is a two-way thing’: Yinka Shonibare on Picasso, masks and the fashion for black artists

Picasso was so enthralled by African art, he used it to start a revolution. But did it give rise to a fantasy of Africa that still endures? British-Nigerian artist Shonibare tells us why he’s revisiting that seismic moment In 1998, in a hilarious work called Diary of a Victorian Dandy, Yinka Shonibare inserted himself, impeccably attired, into the sitting rooms, drawing rooms, billiards rooms and bedrooms of high society Victorian Britain, invariably causing a sensation in each of the perfectly ...
Tags: Art, Nigeria, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Sculpture, Paris, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Hogarth, Picasso, Tate


Masks, monsters and masterpieces: Yinka Shonibare squares up to Picasso

Picasso was so enthralled by African art, he used it to start a revolution. But did it give rise to a fantasy of Africa that still endures? British-Nigerian artist Shonibare tells us why he’s revisiting that seismic moment In 1998, in a hilarious work called Diary of a Victorian Dandy, Yinka Shonibare inserted himself, impeccably attired, into the sitting rooms, drawing rooms, billiards rooms and bedrooms of high society Victorian Britain, invariably causing a sensation in each of the perfectly ...
Tags: Art, Nigeria, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Sculpture, Paris, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Hogarth, Picasso, Tate


Zacmax Serendipity Strikes Again, Again!

Over the course of a lifetime, can you imagine how many highway exists you will pass and never take? Each of those untaken exits is home to lives lived, history made, untold highs, lows, curiosities, and facies tickled. The split second decision to take or not take an exit can alter the trajectory of a … Read More Read More The post Zacmax Serendipity Strikes Again, Again! appeared first on Girlie Motorcycle Blog.
Tags: Motorcycles, Sculpture, Rock Hill, Roadside Stuff, Sights from the Road


invisible sculpture for sale

From the department of “you are not going to believe this”, there’s an Italian artist named Salvatore Garau who recently auctioned a sculpture that does not actually exist and someone paid $18,300 for it! Literally, there is nothing but a certificate of authenticity and some instructions for how to display it. He calls it an […]
Tags: Art, News, In the News, Sculpture, Humor, Silly, Satire, Statue, Modern Art, Random, Invisible, Salvatore Garau


Modi’s bulldozing of parliament shows him as the architect of a Hindu Taliban | Anish Kapoor

Flattening the majestic Murghal-inspired buildings is the latest stage in a hateful, vanity-fuelled campaign to de-Islamify IndiaAt the heart of New Delhi, the capital of India, sits a Mughal-inspired monument that houses the seat of the Indian parliament. Built by the British architect Edwin Lutyens between 1911 and 1931, the parliament buildings and their grand roadways and water channels follow the form established by the Islamic rulers of Iran and elaborated by the Islamic sultanate of Samar...
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, World news, Iran, Culture, Architecture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Sculpture, New Delhi, Samarkand, Anish Kapoor, Modi, Lutyens, Edwin Lutyens


In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged

How Shona stone art came into its own after independence The post In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Tradition, Sculpture, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Philosophy, Henry Moore, Museum of Modern Art, Friday, British Museum, Symbolism, Civilisation, Tristan Tzara, Constantin Brancusi, Shona, Rhodesia


Hand-painted hearts or Captain Tom in bronze? Memorialising the fallen of Covid-19

As heroic statues fall out of vogue, communities have turned to experimental structures – from flourishing gardens to abstract sculptures – as monuments to loss on a vast scaleMaya Lin was a 21-year-old architecture student at Yale University when, in 1981, lacking professional experience, she submitted a class project to a design competition for a memorial for Vietnam war veterans on the National Mall in Washington DC. Her winning design, influenced by the minimalist sculpture and earth art of ...
Tags: Art, New York, Washington, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Sculpture, National Mall, Vietnam, Yale University, Tom, Lin, Coronavirus, Frederick Hart


Is that a surrealist masterpiece by the draining board? Inside Leonora Carrington’s sculpture-filled home

The great British artist’s home in Mexico has been turned into a wonderful museum, full of her sculptures, books, diaries and unsmoked cigarettes. Our writer, Carrington’s cousin, takes an emotional tourIn October 2010, a few months before her death, I said my last goodbye to my cousin Leonora Carrington. As I left her home in Mexico City, she stood waving on the doorstep. Today, I’m back for the first time – to see Leonora’s house recreated as a visitor attraction. It feels surreal, but the sur...
Tags: Art, New York, Mexico, Painting, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Paris, Mexico City, Moma, Carrington, Leonora, Max Ernst


"Vessel was envisioned as a shared, immersive design experience. Requiring visitors to attend in groups of two or more significantly enhances the safety of the experience... We are implementing enhanced guest engagement...."

Hudson Yards Vessel bans individual visitors after rash of suicides https://t.co/eAb6YEWQqO pic.twitter.com/JBfinQPd3k— New York Post (@nypost) May 26, 2021 This gigantic sculpture was "envisioned as a shared experience," we are told, as if they'd never thought about the impact on a lonely person. But look at it. Doesn't it seem as though it was intended to induce alienation and distorted thinking? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: New York Post, Law, Suicide, Sculpture, Solitude, Ann Althouse, Hudson Yards Vessel


Artist imagines Covid-19 as a ball and chain

Oakland sculptor Nemo Gould's latest, "Lockdown," uses a fuel tank, variable displacement hydraulic pump pistons, chain, and other found objects to create Covid-19 as a physical ball and chain — stunning! As I write this it is the spring of 2021. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Sculpture, Fine Art, Oakland, Lockdown, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Nemo Gould


Was the fiddler framed? How Nero may have been a good guy after all

He was a demonic emperor who stabbed citizens at random and let Rome burn. Or was he? We go behind the scenes at a new show exploding myths about the ancient world’s favourite baddieNero comes with a lurid reputation. “The main thing we know about him is his infamy,” says Thorsten Opper, curator of the first British exhibition devoted to the Roman emperor. “The glutton, the profligate, the matricide, the megalomaniac.” Also, the pyromaniac: famously, Nero “fiddled while Rome burned”, or at least...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Film, Fiction, History, Bbc, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Classical Music, Exhibitions, Opera, British Museum, Roman Britain


‘Borrowdale Banksy’ mystery over stone artworks in Lake District

Stone structures appear at three locations, courtesy of ‘talented, patient,’ unknown artistLake District landscapes have inspired artists for centuries, from Beatrix Potter to Taylor Swift, and now it seems another has been stirred by the views after a number of stone artworks appeared in the area, courtesy of an unknown artist whom locals are referring to as the “Borrowdale Banksy”.Two structures have been photographed so far, one on Castle Crag and another a three-hour walk east on Raven Crag....
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Lake District, Cumbria, Borrowdale Banksy, Beatrix Potter to Taylor Swift


Help, it’s 1,000 trillion degrees in here! The Big Bang artwork that makes scientists cry

What would it have been like to be inside the Big Bang? We meet the ultra-hi-tech art duo who are using light, sound and sub-atomic astro data to recreate the biggest explosion ever‘Step into the heart of the Big Bang,” says the advert for Halo, a walk-in, 360-degree, audiovisual installation about to open in Brighton. Come off it, I want to retort. You couldn’t “step” into the Big Bang without first travelling 13.8 billion years back in time and then being extremely miniaturised. After all, the...
Tags: Art, Science, UK News, Nasa, Physics, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Festivals, Cern, Brighton, Installation, Exhibitions, Particle physics, Brighton Festival, University of Sussex


Antwerp

Antwerp was about a 45 minute trip from Brussels. It’s in the Flemish speaking part of Belgium and in fact, I found that many people there didn’t speak French but did speak English. I tried to read about the history of Belgium but it was so complex that I stopped. It seems to me that Belgium should be two countires as their languages are different-one section speaks German too, but no one asked my opinion. I loved Antwerp. It is a really beautiful and interesting city. It handles most of the wor...
Tags: Travel, China, Spain, Sculpture, Amsterdam, Belgium, Brussels, Train Station, Mary, Antwerp, Van Dyke, Ruben, Grand Place, Mary statues


Giant statue of Roman emperor reunited with long-lost finger

Bronze finger found at Louvre is remounted onto Constantine’s hand at museum in RomeA giant statue of the hand of Constantine the Great in Rome has been reunited with its missing finger after more than 500 years.The 38cm-long bronze index finger, found in the Louvre in Paris in 2018, was remounted onto the statue at Rome’s Capitoline Museums on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Sculpture, Paris, Italy, Archaeology, Louvre, Capitoline Museums, Constantine, Romea


This website has 17,000 3Dcscans of famous sculptures and cultural artifacts

Scan the World has thousands of high-resolution scans of statues, sculptures, and other 3D museum pieces saved in the STL format. You can upload them to 3D modeling apps or print them on a 3D printer. To check it out, I uploaded the head of Michelangelo's David to Blender and threw a couple of colored spotlights on it. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, David, Sculpture, 3D, Scans, Michelangelo


This website has 17,000 3D scans of famous sculptures and cultural artifacts

Scan the World has thousands of high-resolution scans of statues, sculptures, and other 3D museum pieces saved in the STL format. You can upload them to 3D modeling apps or print them on a 3D printer. To check it out, I uploaded the head of Michelangelo's David to Blender and threw a couple of colored spotlights on it. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, David, Sculpture, 3D, Scans, Michelangelo


Was Nero cruel? British Museum offers hidden depths to Roman emperor

Nero: the man behind the myth brings together more than 200 artefacts from across EuropeNero, one of the most notorious Roman emperors of them all, murdered his mother and two wives, ruthlessly persecuted early Christians, including Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and even set fire to Rome itself – famously fiddling amid the flames – to make room to build himself a vast, luxurious palace.Or did he? That is the question posed by an exhibition opening at the British Museum next month which seeks, if n...
Tags: Art, London, UK News, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, British Museum, Peter, PAUL, Roman, Nero


Garden

I went to the Jardin des Plantes here in Paris to have a look at what is flowering there right now. As I am always saying, it was a beautiful day. I seldom get out on gray days. This sculpture was out front. That’s some alligator! A very tall tree starting to leaf. I think this was a type of magnolia tree but the bloom were a creamy yellow. I was going to get a photo of this gorgeous tree without any people but I decided to leave them in to show how huge the tree was. T...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Hawaii, Corsica, Sculpture, Paris, Italy, Sardinia, Napoleon, Blossoms, Jardin des Plantes, Cherry Trees, Magnolia Tree, Sardenia




‘Female artists were invisible’: critics didn’t dismiss Nancy Holt’s land art – they didn’t mention it at all

Holt made mesmerising works that filtered stars and vanished in the desert heat. But land art was seen as a male preserve. A new exhibition redresses the balance The story of land art is generally believed to be a tale of white men in weathered denim descending on what they thought of as the empty canvas of the American west in the 1960s with bulldozers and big ideas to make their work. But what of the women who were also making their mark? “Today, land art appears as an almost perfect distillat...
Tags: Art, Utah, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, County Waterford, Holt, Nancy Holt, Megan O'Grady, Lismore Castle


Henry Glassie: Field Work review – hypnotic glimpses of folk art in the making

This documentary about the celebrated folklorist also takes a leisurely look at the working methods of the artists he reveresThere’s an unmistakable slow-cinema vibe to this scrupulously observational documentary, which seems somehow to go on for weeks despite its 100-minute running time. The ostensible subject matter is American anthropologist Henry Glassie, who is college professor emeritus in folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University; but it isn’t really “about” him in any convention...
Tags: Art, Music, Science, Biology, Film, Americas, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Anthropology, Northern Ireland, Brazil


The cakes that dreams are baked of

Nothando Nyathi always associated baking with happiness and she knew that her creations would bring joy to many others, including her son The post The cakes that dreams are baked of appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sculpture, Zimbabwe, Cake Boss, Cakes, Baking, National, Spiderman, Soweto, Hustle, Cake decorating, Fondant, Lockdown, Top Six, South Africa (country, Domestic Work, God Edition


"The Louvre museum in Paris said Friday it has put nearly half a million items from its collection online for the public to visit free of charge."

"As part of a major revamp of its online presence, the world's most-visited museum has created a new database of 482,000 items at collections."  Yahoo reports.  Here's the site.  Here's the first thing I looked for: I wanted to see that because I have a strong memory of drawing it (in person) and only remembered my drawing (blogged before, here):  ADDED: Oh, no, wait. It's this one — an older, nakeder Voltaire. This is the "portrait absolument fidèle" that I drew: [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Yahoo, Law, Drawing, Museums, Sculpture, Paris, Louvre, Voltaire, Ann Althouse


Yinka Shonibare: ‘You don’t want the next generation to be full of hate'

The artist on fostering hope, why he doesn’t want a retrospective, and making work inspired by Picasso’s African art collection The British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare makes work – often in sculpture, painting and tapestry – that looks unflinchingly at race, class and colonialism. The 58-year-old, who is partly paralysed after contracting a virus of the spine in his late teens, was one of the original YBAs and was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 2004. His 2010 sculpture Nelson’s Ship in ...
Tags: Art, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Howard Hodgkin, Whitechapel Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Picasso, Yinka Shonibare, Rachel Whiteread, Maritime Museum in Greenwich Shonibare


Regional museums break ranks with UK government on return of Benin bronzes

Aberdeen says it will repatriate a bust while Cambridge museum has ‘expectation’ its collection could be returnedRegional UK museums could lead a wave of repatriations of disputed Benin bronzes – most of them looted by British forces in 1897 – in defiance of the British government’s stance that institutions should “retain and explain” contested artefacts.On Thursday, the University of Aberdeen confirmed it would repatriate a bust of an Oba, or king of Benin, which it has had since the 1950s, “wi...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Aberdeen, Culture, Museums, Sculpture, Cambridge, Colonialism, British Museum, Benin, University of Aberdeen


University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria

Sculpture depicting king of African nation was looted from Benin city in 1897 in ‘extremely immoral’ manner The University of Aberdeen is to return a controversial Benin bronze after a review found the item had been acquired in an “extremely immoral” manner, as the Nigerian government calls on other British museums to reassess their collections.The bronze, which depicts the Oba, or king of Benin, was part of a haul of thousands of items taken when British forces looted Benin city in southeastern...
Tags: Scotland, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Aberdeen, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Sculpture, Colonialism, Benin, University of Aberdeen, Oba


Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums

British Museum and Pitt Rivers under pressure to hand back sculptures looted from NigeriaBerlin is negotiating to fully restitute hundreds of the Benin bronzes in a shift of policy that has been welcomed in Nigeria but will put pressure on museums in London and Oxford to also return artefacts looted by British troops from its former west African empire in 1897.More than 500 historical objects, including 440 bronzes from the Kingdom of Benin, in what is now southern Nigeria, are held at the Ethno...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Germany, Berlin, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Oxford, British Museum, Benin, Pitt Rivers


'Self-satisfied pork butcher': Shakespeare grave effigy believed to be definitive likeness

Exclusive: Bust in Holy Trinity church was modelled by tomb-maker Nicholas Johnson, research findsThey say you should never meet your heroes, which has been just as well for literature fans who for centuries have been told they would never even see an accurate likeness of William Shakespeare. Until recently, there were only two definitive portraits of the playwright widely regarded to be the greatest writer in the English language and both were thought to have been painted posthumously. Art crit...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Nicholas Johnson, Thomas Overbury


Boris Johnson rules out return of Parthenon marbles to Greece

Prime minister says sculptures taken by Lord Elgin would remain in Britain as they had been legally acquiredBoris Johnson has used his first interview with a European newspaper since becoming the UK’s prime minister to issue a point-blank rejection of the Parthenon marbles being returned to Greece.Johnson insisted the sculptures, removed from Greece by Lord Elgin in circumstances that have since spurred one of the world’s most famous cultural rows, would remain in Britain because they had been l...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Greece, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Parthenon, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Parthenon marbles, Lord Elgin