Stories By Nadine Waldmann
A Song and a Prayer – Croatia’s Ivan MestrovicApril 23, 2019
My favorite thing about Instagram is coming across new art and artists – scrolling and finding things that excite you and catch your eye. A page I follow posted a photo of Ivan Mestrovic’s Vestalka (Vestil...
Art of the Brick – Nathan Sawaya’s Lego WorksMarch 27, 2019
Lego springs to mind as one of the key toys of many people’s childhoods. Whether building houses, spacecrafts or just stepping on that elusive piece, most people have some kind of experience with the little plastic...
The Eyes Have It: The Moai of Easter IslandMarch 5, 2019
The monolithic moai statues on Easter Island have long been shrouded in mystery. Almost a thousand years since their creation, they still fascinate with unanswered questions the likes of other enigmatic structures such as the pyramids...
Into the Abyss: The Forgotten Pietro CanonicaFebruary 1, 2019
A prominent, famous and revered artist in his lifetime, Pietro Canonica has been relegated to the sidelines of Italian art history. Skilled and beautiful as it works were, his commissions from aristocracy and fascist governments caused...
The Ancient Greek Kouros and KoreJanuary 14, 2019
Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and set the standards for numerous artists and art movements to come. Preceding the Classical Era, was the Archaic (7th-5th c. BCE) during which statues...
Untitled & Unbridled: Tara Donovan’s InstallationsDecember 22, 2018
Styrofoam cups, pencils, rubber bands and straws are not the kinds of materials usually associated with art installations, yet these mundane, everyday items are used in abundance in Tara Donovan’s works. She uses them to create...
Blues of Bablyon: The Ishtar GateDecember 7, 2018
Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian city (modern day Iraq) existed from 18th century to 6th century BCE. Since that time its legend has generated many myths – the Hanging Gardens, the Tower of Babel, and biblical interpretations...
Eerie, Haunting and Below the Sea: DeCaires Taylor’s Underwater MuseumsNovember 6, 2018
In 2006, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed the first undersea sculpture park in the Caribbean. Since that time he created several other sites including ones at Cancun, Mexico, the banks of the Thames in London...
Egypt and Berlin’s Icon: The Bust of Queen NefertitiOctober 16, 2018
The bust of Queen Nefertiti housed in Berlin’s Neues Museum is one of Ancient Egypt’s most famous works of art. A prime example of ancient artistry, this icon has been called “the most beautiful woman in...
Alexander Calder’s The Eagle in SeattleSeptember 25, 2018
American sculptor, Alexander Calder, most famous for his kinetic moving, suspended mobile sculptures, also created a number of massive stationary works known as stabiles. One such sculpture is The Eagle. It is the centrepiece of the...
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