so they put up these new signs at the ima and they make the whole thing feel very alice in wonderland kind of
but the ones with words on them are really great
Sometimes a chipmunk.
So thrilled this has 32,000 notes! This work was curated by my wife, Sarah, and created by the wonderful artist Kim Beck.
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
speaking of art history
this is Undine by Chauncey Bradley Ives. she’s at the Smithsonian.
and this is her from the back
that is marble, y’all.
carved so thin you can SEE THE LIGHT THROUGH IT.
fucking art, y’all.
the realism of thin fabric folding and draping over a freaking perfectly sculpted body is killing me
my semester’s design project
A dynamic “second skin” which articulates a wearer’s need for personal space by responding to and exaggerating his body language. The piece changes position depending on the movement the wearer makes with each arm.
We used a combination of digital fabrication techniques and handcrafting to get this result.
“La Diablesse" at the underwater sculpture park in Molinere Bay off the west coast of Grenada. These sculptures are not housed in an art gallery but are on the actual sea bed. These sculptures help the coral reefs, acting like a nursery for its renewed growth and development. La Diablesse is a sinister figure from Grenadian folklore
Top photo can be found here and bottom photo credit: Jason De Caires Taylor
Interlocked Coins Form Complex Geometric Sculptures
Black Obsidian skull. The skull is 5.3 inches long from front to back, it has a moveable jaw, and all the teeth are made of Australia opal.
Tom Eckert’s sculptures made from a single piece of wood
My sculptures are formed entirely of wood and then painted. I use traditional processes to carve, construct, laminate and paint my pieces. The woods I prefer working with are basswood, linden and limewood (all very similar) chosen because they carve and paint well and are very stable. Coming from a painting and drawing background, I am still interested in applying some of those techniques to my sculptures. My choice of paint is mostly waterborne lacquer applied using both spray guns and brushes……
All the single ladies
La Génie du Mal by Guillaume Geefs (Liège Cathedral)
One so rarely sees this lovely statue in context.