Monthly Archives: April 2010

gabi1s reviews – StumbleUpon

http://gabi1.stumbleupon.com/reviews/210/ From the enchanted pages of Gaby1, where images come and go with the fluidity of a dream. Thank you. Frieda Kahlo. ‘Inside Beauty’.

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MESSERSCHMIDT, Franz Xaver Biography , Austrian Paint Art, Gallery Art ,Painters

http://www.lib-art.com/artgallery/1131-franz-xaver-messerschmidt.html After an academic career, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (Austria 1736-1783) made a serie of these astonishing portraits. I forgot where I read he was suffering from saturnism ( several of his sculptures are made of lead), but I find them … Continue reading

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http://www.galerie-lelong.com/newyork/fr_newyork.htm Jaume Plensa (Barcelona 1955-).’ In the Midst of Dreams’, 2009. Polyester resin, fiberglass, stainless steel, marble pebbles, light. This group is far more spectacular on the artist’s site: here.

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Zhang Huan, &Paintings and Sculptures& @ Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow – Les cahiers dAlain Truong

http://alaintruong.canalblog.com/archives/2008/12/21/11821429.html Strange, perhaps disturbing because of this opposition between the animality of the crudely preserved hide and the serenity of the human-like face. Zhang Huan, Cowskin Buddah Face, 2007.

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ARTnews

http://artnews.com/issues/article.asp?art_id=2884&current=True Superb copper head, Ife kingdom, Niger River basin (West Africa), between the late 14th century and the early 16th. Pure copper, lost-wax technique.

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arun sharma : CATALOG

http://www.monarchartstudio.com/Artists/Arun%20Sharma/arunsharmacatalf.html Arun Sharma (see below) projected images onto his wife in his serie called ‘100 Flowers Campaign'( an allusion to Mao’s politics). The site explains that “each flower was inspired by a specific work of western art” and that the … Continue reading

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arun sharma : CATALOG

http://www.monarchartstudio.com/Artists/Arun%20Sharma/arunsharmacatala.html Arun Sharma (USA 1978, lives in Seattle). ‘(De)composition, Untitled III’ . This is a print from a 60 minutes video showing the slow decay of an unfired ceramic bust of the artist. From the site:” (it) is a visual … Continue reading

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swissmiss | Daniel Arsham

http://www.swiss-miss.com/2009/08/daniel-arsham.html Daniel Ashram, ‘Sheet’ 2007. The pleasure of the mysterious – When I was a child, I used to imagine things living their life in the wallpapers’ ornemental painting! I found this image on a swiss designer’s blog who lives … Continue reading

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sparkerlys reviews – StumbleUpon

http://sparkerly.stumbleupon.com/review/41364830/ This is definetely worth reading. The insightful reflection can help anyone who needs to recenter their life. Through computer painting and writing, an Alaskan psychologist makes contact with life and innerself again, after a big trauma. It is uplifting, … Continue reading

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Shayna Leib, Glass Artist – Sculptural Glass Art

http://www.shaynaleib.com/glass-sculptural/crivetz.php Shayna Leib (USA), ‘ Crivetz’, 2008. The site explains the signification of the title :”A cold, northeasterly blizzard wind in Romania”. One does feel that cold blizzard doesn’t one?!

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Paula Winokur, sculptor in porcelain

http://www.paulawinokur.com/ Back to Paula Winokur (see two post below), but to her own site this time. Her sculptures are worth a visit. This piece is called: ‘Glacier 1: Alaskan Memory’, 2004. A truly stunning evocation of a glacier/iceberg in porcelain! … Continue reading

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Sylwia Tur – Language Builds

http://www.sylwiatur.com/portfolio/Tools3.html Sylwia Tur is a Polish linguist who turned ceramist in USA. I like this porcelain piece (and its photograph). ‘Tools’, 2009. photo: Jennifer Morgan.

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WOMEN

http://www.jayneshatzpottery.com/WOMEN.html A whiteness that is sleek and rugged at the same time. It makes one think of untemporality. The site offers an interesting illustrated history of “Women’s contribution to the ceramic field”, since prehistoric times ( but how is it … Continue reading

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http://www.sculpture.org.uk/work/000000100446/ Tony Cragg, ‘ Bent of Mind’, 2005. One coudn’t imagine putting this sculpture anywhere else than outside, where the ever-changing light must create a perpetual metamorphosis.

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Andrew Moore | Photography | Detroit 2008-2009 | National Time, Detroit

http://www.andrewlmoore.com/view_image.php?photo_id=376&project_id=13 Andrew Moore,’ National Time, Detroit’ from his serie ‘Detroit, 2008-2009. I found the link on Gladsdotter‘s rich pages, thank you!

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AirToobs reviews – StumbleUpon

http://airtoob.stumbleupon.com/reviews/70/ Brian “AirToob” (see post below) is also fond of flight simulation. This image he posted and I shamelessly snaffled made me think he’d like going to the stars “where no one has gone before” ! ‘Gleaming Lights of Souls’, … Continue reading

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Kate Leiper &8226; Artist and Illustrator

http://www.kateleiper.co.uk/marvelousparty.html I found these deliciously ironical illustrations while browsing through the links of the equally humorous pages of our fellow stumbler AirToob. “Fun Stuff”, “Beautiful Stuff”, “Interesting Stuff”: Brian’s very organised pages are a real treat; and if you are … Continue reading

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Alex Katz & Artist & Timothy Taylor Gallery

http://www.timothytaylorgallery.com/artists/work/alex-katz/vivien/ Alex Katz (Brooklyn 1927-). I like the expressivity of these soberly painted faces. ‘Vivien’ 2009 ‘Bettina’ 2009

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Emotion In Art ©

http://emotioninart.wordpress.com/ “A little history of emotions in art” is how this site presents itself. It is an abundantly illustrated catalog from the smiling angel of Reims cathedral to the angry Japanese No mask, from antiquity’s works (Pompei) to nowadays’comic strips … Continue reading

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ehren elizabeth reed – modes of discourse 1

http://ehrenreed.com/artwork/1285957_modes_of_discourse_1.html Erhen Elizabeth Reed (San Francisco). ‘Modes of Discourse 1, 2010.

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