Tag Archives: modern

Halifax sculpture: John Greer’s “Origins”


Located in downtown Halifax Nova Scotia, outside the NS Art Gallery: “Origins” (1995).  What a pleasant surprise! Tucked around the corner, just outside the NSAG entrance. More info is available here:

https://www.artistjohngreer.com/commissions-public-art/origins-1995/

 

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Renault’s car company logo..was designed by famous op art duo


The father and son team, Victor Vasarely and his son Yvaral, designed the logo in 1972 based on a diamond-shape surrounded by parallel lines.  An enduring simple logo…by the father (& son) of op art.

  
Photos courtesy of Renault

Black Widow — coming soon from Brazil to UK’s Tate Modern


Just for a short visit…Calder’s largest, most complex mobile

http://theartnewspaper.com/reports/frieze-london-2015/160289/

Banksy’s “Dismaland”: the anti-venom to Cinderella snakebite schlock


Somewhere in the nether-region of England is a new take on theme parks.  It is still unclear at this point whether or not there are “rides”…

http://www.canoe.com/Travel/Europe/2015/08/20/22542937.html#1

Entendu…les oeuvres chez la musee de Vasarely a l’Aix-en-Provence, sont-ils en danger?!


Selon Wikipedia, l’eau a endommage certains objets d’art chez la musee de la Fondation Vasarely. Ca me demande pourquoi? Une manque de revenu, ou peut-etre une autre faible raison?! Ca n’aurait jamais arrive chez le Louvre ou la Musee Picasso…

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Vasarely

Voici une expose en 3d de la musee:
http://www.fondationvasarely.fr/3d/index.html

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So it seems, Barbara Hepworth built a lovely sculpture studio and outdoor garden in St Ives, Cornwall. A bit like steak with salad. Scrumptious!


This short video, by the UK’s Tate Modern Gallery, gives a flavour of the place, by interviewing the late Dame Hepworth and showing some of her excellent modern bronzes. She died too soon, in a tragic fire at her studio. My favorite pieces are her large holey sculptures with cords, which resemble fantastic stringed instruments 🙂

http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-barbara-hepworth

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/barbara-hepworth-museum

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Monument to Tolerance: Eduardo Chillida


A lovely abstract sculpture beside the water in Seville Spain, by the greatest modern sculptor of the 20th century. (Discuss among yourselves) 😉

http://www.seviocio.es/sevilla/monumentos/monumento-a-la-tolerancia-de-eduardo-chillida

More nice pics, courtesy Jose Mazcona via Flickr:
http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/monumentoalatolerancia/Interesting

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Famous Henry Moore sculpture is famously restored


After living right outside the British House of Lords for over 45 years, the large bronze called Knife-Edge Two-Piece was inevitably covered in filth and decay. In early 2013 it received a thorough cleaning and restoration, at a cost of over £16,000. This included an extra £5 for the wax job 😉

The next time you visit London, you will be able to see this sculpture gleaming in its original 1967 condition (it is located on Abington Street Gardens).

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-21412510

http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/bbc_parliament/newsid_9622000/9622955.stm

(Here is the BEFORE picture…)

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The Dancing Building (Prague CZE)


Another fine swervy example of modern architecture, designed by Canadian Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunc.  Nicknamed “Fred and Ginger”, for the old-time dance couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the building is located at Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín’s riverbank).

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