Three months after a statue of a defiant little girl was installed facing New York's Charging Bull statue, an artist has installed yet another statue in protest: A small pug peeing on the girl's leg. Though his work was condemned as an anti-feminist backlash, the statue's creator Alex Gardega insisted he's just making a point about how it feels to have one's statue toyed with.
Thursday, Jun 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Wander
A pair of giant hands rising from the water have been unveiled on Venice's Grand Canal - a sculpture by contemporary artist Lorenzo Quinn intended to highlight the devastation of climate change.
Jacks Storms is an artist who lives in LA and his medium of choice is cold-cut glass. Visit his website or watch this eight minute clip that I lifted from there.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (7:42pm) | Thanks: C.g. Maldonado
Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue (which is actually on lower Broadway) has an interesting and storied past, and now thanks to the recent placement of another statue - a little girl standing in front of the Bull in defiance - it has an interesting and storied present as the Bull's sculptor pitches a royal hissy about this slight to his artistic statement.
The art wags over at New York Magazine, of course, think both works are trite pieces of shit.
On 26 April 1937, Nazi German and Italian bombers attacked the Basque city of Guernica. Over the course of three hours, they destroyed three-quarters of the ancient town, killing and wounding hundreds.
The raid was 'unparalleled in military history,' according to reports at the time- and it inspired one of the most famous anti-war paintings in history.
Wednesday, Feb 15th 2017 (12:00am)
In recent years the Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria has become a colorful canvas for protesters, much to the chagrin of Russian politicians.
Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 - 8 April 1973) is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of assemblage, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he produced has been estimated at 50,000; comprising 1,885 paintings, 1,228 sculptures, 2,880 ceramics, roughly 12,000 drawings, many thousands of prints, and numerous tapestries and rugs.
Of those thousands of paintings were a number of self-portraits through the years that often reflected the various periods of his artistic career. Here, you can find 14 self-portraits from ages 15 - 90.
Wednesday, Jan 18th 2017 (12:00am)
Glass blower and craftsman Janecky first started working with glass at the tender age of 23. He is now considered an artist and a master. In this clip, he showcases for a group, although he does teach his skills to classes.
Thursday, Jan 5th 2017 (12:00am)
A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book's pages for beautification. The fore-edge of a book is the fourth edge - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages.
Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York is currently showcasing an art installation of concrete Christopher Walken heads called "Monument to Walken." The Walken busts are by artist Bryan Zanisnik.
Here's a map you can download of Socrates Park so you can locate all the Walken heads.
Monday, Oct 3rd 2016 (12:00am)
David Roy's kinetic wood sculptures are a symphony of movement, but the man who made them didn't always consider himself an artist. A one-time physics major and mainframe programmer, David abandoned the sciences, threw practicality to the wind, and instead, started his own company, "Wood That Works." Today, from a small Ashford, Connecticut wood shop, he sells his wares for up to $4,000 a piece.
Tuesday, Sep 27th 2016 (12:00am)
Artist and designer Amy Brown of Jumbo Jibbles has created an amazing collection of giant soft fleece fruit and vegetable pillows. Amy's 4-foot long Carrot Pillow was actually featured on a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon thanks to a shout out from Parker Posey and Quest Love. The jumbo fruit and vegetable pillows are available to purchase from the Jumbo Jibbles Etsy shop.
Friday, Sep 9th 2016 (3:49am)
The acclaimed artist, concept designer and author of Ur Varselklotet (2014) Simon Stalenhag (b. 1984) is best known for his highly imaginative images and stories portraying illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes.
Tuesday, Aug 2nd 2016 (12:01am)
Luis Quiles challenges a wide range of controversial issues ranging from over-the-counter drug addiction, censorship, and corruption, to sexism, violence, child abuse, and most pertinent of all, our cultural social-media-crazed obsession.
Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016 (12:00am)
Stephanie Marin of the Smarin design company in Nice, France has created Livingstones, a hyper-realistic collection of wool pillows, chairs, and floor cushions that look like oversized pebbles. The soft rock pillows, which come in different size and shapes, are available to purchase from the Smarin Shop.
Tuesday, Feb 16th 2016 (4:58am) | Thanks: Squid
Teaching art history online can be tough, despite a wealth of tools and technologies it's difficult to create an environment that compares to a great teacher who can make artworks engaging to a live audience. However, this new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch's famous Garden of Earthly Delights completely nails it. This is the internet we were promised.
Wednesday, Feb 10th 2016 (12:15am)
The year is 2028. All disputes are now settled with drug-fueled combat animals. CHOOSE YOUR CHAMPION!
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
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