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Yesterday we featured the National Gallery of Art’s site NGA Images , where you can download 25,000 high-quality digital images of that museum’s works of art. Today, why not have a look at Google Art Project ? Though we’ve posted about it before , you’ll want to check out its slick new redesign — not to mention its expanded collection, which now includes more than 40,000 works of art from over 250 museums. 40,000 Artworks from 250 Museums, Now Viewable for Free at the Redesigned Google Art Project
Victor Enrich Creates Playful And Surreal Architecture Fictions A few weeks back we posted about Filip Dujardin’s digitally manipulated buildings, which gave buildings found in and around Ghent, Belgium an Escherian spin. And since then we’ve come across another photographer, Victor Enrich , who likes to bend reality by turning architecture into surreal playgrounds by forming buildings that, while fiction, are sometimes reminiscent of Frank Gehry ‘s iconic, if controversial, designs. Where Filip Dujardin’s manipulations were subtle and implausible in their re-imaginings, the images below are far more outlandish. Buildings are bent over like a concertina or plonked down on the beach, stairways lead off into the sky, high-rise apartments have grown bull horns, and houses are completely tipped over with roofs sitting at ground level. Below is a selection of some of Enrich’s more elaborate redesigns, head to Victor Enrich’s website for more fictions. Victor Enrich Creates Playful And Surreal Architecture Fictions
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Rowena Martinich Rowena Martinich is an abstract expressionist with a difference. While her work is sometimes displayed within the white pristine space of the art gallery, it is more likely to be found in the spaces of the everyday – the shop, the train, the school, the office, the café. These are often paradoxical spaces. Seen but never noticed. Not worth a second glance until revealed as if for the first time by an intervention of some kind.
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Carpeaux Jean-Baptiste, Flore, détail, haut-relief, terre cuite, 1873, Paris, musée du Louvre département des Sculptures, © P. Philibert 1/27 Laie de Cahors ; époque gallo-romaine ; Saint-Germain-en-Laye, musée d'archéologie nationale © Loïc Hamon 2/27 Moiroux, asseau, acier fondu et bois taillé, Bourg-en-Bresse, musées des Pays de l'Ain, © Georges Alves ; Reproduction soumise à autorisation 3/27 Liotard Jean-Etienne, M. Levett et Mlle Hélène Glavany en costume turc, huile sur carton, vers 1740, Paris ; musée du Louvre département des Peintures, © Michèle Bellot, R.G. Ojeda, P.
Fine art Fine art , from the 17th century on, is art forms developed primarily for aesthetics and/or concept, distinguishing them from applied arts that also have to serve some practical function . Historically, the five greater fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with minor arts including drama and dancing. [ 1 ] Today, the fine arts commonly include the visual art and performing art forms, such as painting , sculpture , collage , decollage , assemblage , installation , calligraphy , music , dance , theatre , architecture , film , photography , conceptual art , and printmaking . However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts (pl.) as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms. [ edit ] Background
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