are carved stones (found all over India) erected in the honor of a brave man or woman who perished while defending the interests of the village. Image search
posted by dhruva
on Mar 14, 2005 -
frilly pink tanks, babies climbing TV towers
, and the president feeding slops to the director of the national gallery out of giant asses
. Why, this could only be the NEA gone awry!
Actually, it’s Magic Prague
, the land of Franz Kafka
and Milan Kundera
, and the artist, like the dissidents of past generations, would rather not do political art , political art
. His latest sculpture ridicules the perverse situation in which the country finds itself post Havel: a place where right-wingers like President Klaus
and national gallery director Milan Knížák— a past collaborator with secret police, and worse, completely idiotic and banal performance artist
— prosper and rub shoulders at the expense of those with a conscience and good taste. Like David Cerny
This isn’t the freshest post, but I’ve been waiting to join Mefi for a long time, and today is the first day I can post.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk
on Apr 9, 2004 -
The Harbin Snow and Ice Festival
The temperature in Harbin, China reaches forty below zero, both Fahrenheit and centigrade, and stays below freezing nearly half the year. The city is actually further north than notoriously cold Vladivostok, Russia, just 300 miles away. Rather than suffer the cold, the residents of Harbin celebrate it, with an annual festival of snow and ice sculptures and competitions. The main link actually shows the 2003 sculptures; here are some from this year
posted by orange swan
on Mar 30, 2004 -
seems quite a positive thing. Weird what some people have to say about it though.
posted by ed\26h
on Mar 18, 2004 -
Tour the Nasher Sculpture Garden.
Can't make it to Dallas. Big D is now home to the one of the first institutions in the world dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture with a collection of global significance as its foundation. The Nasher Sculpture Center is further distinguished by a groundbreaking facility and landscaped garden specifically designed for the indoor and outdoor display of sculpture - not to mention the "designer dirt"
posted by sierray
on Oct 31, 2003 -
Daniel Rozin makes mirrors
. But not the
boring ones we're used to -- he prefers to make his out of wood
and occassionally, shiny balls
. His works are a combination of artistic expression and computer vision, and have been on display
around the world. Check out the quicktime videos of his mirrors in action
and prepare your mind to be boggled. [via cool/lame]
posted by krunk
on Oct 21, 2003 -
believe that Michelangelo's
famous work the Creation of Adam
depicts God superimposed on a cross-section of a human brain.
Michelangelo routinely made use of symbolism and humor in both his painting and sculpture. Was he suggesting man created God? If so, this is delicious irony.
posted by gruchall
on Oct 10, 2003 -
Unnanounced art in Home Depot.
Artist Stefanie Nagorka has created sculptures in ten states in the last year, and aims to bring her work to Home Depots in all fifty in the coming 18 months. She uses materials, mainly concrete slabs and bricks, from the stores, assembles the sculptures in the aisle
, snaps a picture for herself, and leave the rest there for customers to enjoy or puzzle over - and for the employees to disassemble and re-stock. I think I like it. (From this month's ReadyMade.)
posted by majcher
on Sep 16, 2003 -
Apocalyptic image gallery
A scholarly site with a large collection of images illustrating the Revelation of St. John, with emphasis on medieval painting, carving, and sculpture. Felix Just, S. J. has compiled a more diverse collection
that includes an extensive set of contemporary images. As a lover of all things nineteenth-century, I'm rather partial to Francis Danby
(I just saw The Deluge
at the Tate) and John Martin
posted by thomas j wise
on Aug 13, 2003 -
Visitors to the current Illinois State Fair
have the opportunity to see an American classic, the Butter Cow. This year's cow was sculpted over two days by Nancy Wise
. You can watch the construction or live shots of its admiring public at the Butter Cow Cam
. [more inside]
posted by Songdog
on Aug 8, 2003 -
Port of San Diego Considers Gigantic, Cartoonish Eyesore for Park Sculpture
An unsolicited proposal for a 200 foot long, 50 foot high sculpture in bronze, granite and water is under review by the public art committee of the Port of San Diego. The artist is A. Wasil, a master builder of the Robert Kaskey (Portlandia, WWII Veterans Memorial) school. The presentation is high tech, the concept is 'bold,' the corporate backers are many (and they're bidding for naming rights). One problem: it sucks. Read Robert Pincus's review
of a piece of public art he (and I) hope will never be.
posted by rschram
on Jul 28, 2003 -
The work of Russian miniaturist Nikolai Syadristy is amazing - sculptures, watercolors, engravings, all mere millimeters in size. It's a shame, however, that the best online galleries for displaying his works are so limited. This
Flash based virtual museum and this
horrendous gallery were the most extensive collections available online. Still, his work is worth suffering through the bad user interface & limited English translation to enjoy, for those who wish to know just how many angeles truly can fit on the head of a pin.
posted by jonson
on Jun 9, 2003 -
Mille Fiori by Chihuly
- a sweeping glassworks art installation marks the opening of the new Tacoma museum building. Dale Chihuly
, one of the great masters of our time, also has an exhibit in Hamilton, NJ
through July. Not content with stunning windows
, Chihuly creates towers
, and more
, often weaving his work within natural elements
to create fantasy waterscapes
. - more -
posted by madamjujujive
on Apr 26, 2003 -
is a site offering "a new type of news media: 3D News." Their mission is "to provide a 3D portal to the latest Pop Culture events. Our sculptures provide a new visually stimulating way of remembering current and past world events." Ethically, their most recent sculptures range from the sick
, to the really sick
. Anyone wager a guess that Jeff Koons
is somehow behind this?
Bonus: they will make custom sculptures
of your friends and family. Looks like Irony's back in town, baby.
posted by dhoyt
on Apr 20, 2003 -
, Roden Crater I've always wanted to make light something that you treasure. Not just light reflected in glass, or in a scrim, or on the surface of some object. But light objectified. We generally use it to illuminate other things. But I wanted to force people to pay attention to the thingness and revelation of light. This is a place that will do that.James Turrell
posted by y2karl
on Apr 10, 2003 -
- the title I've given this sculpture, is the culmination of an untold number of hours work. The sculpture depicts a modern Formula One car at speed, mid-turn, and indeed in the wet
posted by snez
on Dec 18, 2002 -
Walking on Wind.
Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who creates sculptures that use wind power to walk. They're amazingly lifelike and organic - like a physical version of Sodaplay
. More images (and a short video) at his website
(found on boingboing)
posted by O9scar
on Dec 6, 2002 -
This CNN article
reminded me of something I've been wanting to share with my fellow MeFiers for a long time now: the Storm King Art Center
. There really aren't enough places in the world where you can view dozens of monumental
abstract sculptures on 500 acres of rolling hills and beautiful wooded groves. For those interested in a 3D look (albeit via an obscure plug-in) try these views of a few Storm King sculptures
. So, has anyone else ever been there? Better yet, anyone care to share any other unusual "museums" you've discovered?
posted by Ptrin
on Nov 1, 2002 -