The Colorful and Extraordinary World of Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot GardenJanuary 26, 2021
Inspired by Antonio Gaudí’s Park Güell in Barcelona, Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo, as well as Palais Idéal by Ferdinand Cheval, the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, decided to create her own mystical garden, Giardino dei Tarocchi....
Living Memories: The Funerary Stelae of Ancient CyprusJanuary 20, 2021
The majority of sculpture that survives from ancient Cyprus are funerary stelae, elaborate grave markers to commemorate the dead. Possessing an almost mystical quality that is highly evocative and equally arresting, these emphatic monuments preserve a living memory...
Top 10 Statues of Famous MusiciansJanuary 16, 2021
There are good, bad and ugly statues of the musical greats. Let’s take a look at ten sculptures of famous musicians, old and contemporary, that might spark your interest! Top 10 Statues of Famous Musicians Tupac Tupac Amaru...
The Ephemeral Magic of Raw Clay: Artist Interview with Phoebe CummingsJanuary 15, 2021
Phoebe Cummings (b.1981) is a British sculptress-ceramics artist working primarily with unfired, living clay in its raw state. She creates time-based installations that are extremely detailed, delicate, and multi-layered. Phoebe’s exquisite clay sculptures pulse with an irresistible energy...
The Image of Discord: Pisanello’s Medal of John VIII PalaiologosJanuary 12, 2021
Antoni di Pisanello’s most famous medal conceals a story of schism, war, and the end of an era. A small piece with a huge history. The 15th-century artist Antonio di Pisanello is best-known for his detailed portrait medals...
César Baldaccini: Master of CompressionJanuary 11, 2021
César Baldaccini, better known simply as César, was a prominent French sculptor of the 1960s. He created large sculptures formed by compressing crushed automobiles, discarded metal, rubbish, domestic objects, or even jewelry. He also collaborated with Louis Vuitton...
The Torlonia Marbles: A Long-awaited Classical CollectionJanuary 4, 2021
After strictly remaining in the shade for decades and decades, one of the world’s most extensive private collections of classical sculpture, the Torlonia marbles became partially public on the 14th of October. Out of 600+ artifacts that belong...
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