Category Archives: sculpture

Right wing hate slogans on “Queen’s vagina” to remain, unwhite-washed


The sculptor of “dirty corner” (aka the Queen’s vagina) located in Versailles France says that he will not remove hateful graffiti from his sculpture, for educational reasons.

Anish Kapoor is being sued for not removing the racist graffiti.  What do you think?

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=f7fe68cb844c6ef48ff682d3bd8a7e146b489b6c23fd07d3865196ef414ceda17193ea70389e6ce7da496874ae1011a1

This is how Greek statues really looked before the paint wore off.


Thanks to UV light and other modern methods, we can see how grey classic statues rediscover their original gaudy coloured tones.  Suitable for the foyer of a Mom and Pop Greek restaurant.

  

Christo’s “Floating Piers” on Northern Italian Lake is so popular it must be closed at night


Only a few days remaining until July 3, when this floating public art installation will be dismantled. Run, don’t walk…

Huge fabric bridge in Italy closes for a stretch as visitors wear it out | Art and design | The Guardianhttp://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=8069805d29f738500d9310d0b16921c8b2c125c23954c45d8b46bbcc82108611

Walk on water. On Lake Iseo in Northern Italy. For 2 weeks only, starting June 18th


Christo is still stitchIng together the final touches for his 3km long floating pathway across Lake Iseo…some golden yellow fabric to cover the floating walkway. “Floating piers”

http://christojeanneclaude.net/mobile/projects?p=the-floating-piers#.V196XcSEqK0

  

Walk on water: Christo floats 3km path across Italy’s Lake Iseo | Art and design | The Guardian

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=af545644c6d3762cb0d6109959d1d9bde53940659e8dd8851f74f0701ec17298

Music by the sea, made by the sea (Croatia)


This set of musical pipes was built in 2005, and is similar to the sea-powered musical pipes created years ago by Eduardo Chillida in San Sebastián Spain.

https://www.facebook.com/earthables/videos/663081987179428/

Lord Nelson reimagined…admiral’s famous London statue gets makeover by Greenpeace


Yesterday, Greenpeace staged an unusual protest…by putting gas masks on many of the famous statues across the city.  This landmark event was meant to highlight London’s poor performance at controlling smog (the new London fog?!).

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/greenpeace-smog-protesters-tie-gas-masks-to-faces-of-london-statues-1.3540931

  

Airports are good for more than landing airplanes


…like display of big sculptures in accessible open public space. Here is a cool work by Smaban Abbas at Cairo international airport.

http://talkingbeautifulstuff.com/tag/smaban-abbas/

photo by talkingbeautifulstuff blog

NIMBY Henry Moore! Columbia University students create petition to protest bronze sculpture


Apparently, NYC students feel that the reclining abstract sculpture by Henry Moore will not fit with the architectural surroundings in front of their university library. (Too edgy for their undergrad tastebuds…)

!..wait, there’s more (idiocy)..

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/columbia-students-protest-henry-moore-sculpture-463934

It seems the protesters think all sculptures should resemble this nice but “ho hum” Classical maiden on a throne… 

 

…instead of Moore’s abstract bronze masterpiece below
 

Fantastic kinetic wind sculptures, like giant metal jellyfish (Anthony Rowe)


Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas: UNESCO World Heritage site


It’s not everyday you think about visiting Venezuela…but should you go…here’s one stop to consider

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_City_of_Caracas