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Sculpture in the 21st century | CEO.CA Sculpture has been, along with painting, the standard of measurement for all great cultures. I think that sculpture up to the end of the 1950′s really talked about the wealth and standing of the countries it came from. There is an internal decadence and seriousness of marble and bronze. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ludovica, marble, 1674 Modernist sculpture has one of the hardest problems an artist can ever face. Of course, things start small. Richard Serra, Strike: To Roberta and Rudy, corden steel, 1969 – 1971 This has led to the exceptions in the field being at the extremes. Robert Irwin, Slanted Light Volume, scrim fabric and light, 1971 These extremes and the inbetweens have led to a culture of creating that next to no concern with private buyers and intense concern with experience and working with new materials. How this extremely specific audience had affected the work that is made in our time is tough to say but obvious in looking. “They held a perfect corner,” she recalled.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Movies It’s “Tolkien Week,” which means people all around the world are celebrating that literary genius who gave us ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ book series, and therefore the corresponding movie adaptations. Aside from that, though, it’s the 75th anniversary of ‘The Hobbit’s’ original date of publication, and September 22 is the annual “Hobbit Day.” So, there’s a lot of J.R.R. Tolkien action to be had. Peter Jackson already played his part for the special occasion by revealing an all-new trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.' 1 An entire major movie franchise with The Beatles in the lead roles?

Human Anatomy Atlas 3D Human Anatomy | Human Anatomy Atlas for iPad/iPhone What is it? Visible Body's Human Anatomy Atlas is the best-selling, most anatomically accurate, 3D atlas of the male and female human body. It is created by anatomy visualization experts and reviewed by anatomists and healthcare professionals. More colleges and universities teach with Human Anatomy Atlas than any other 3D atlas. What's in Human Anatomy Atlas: Male and female 3D models, each with 5,000+ structures Microanatomy 3D models, including eye, ear, skin, and tongue 3D animations: Patient education videos that explain normal functions and common ailments such as heart disease, digestive disorders, and tissue repair 1,200+ quiz questions 3D models include encyclopedic reference information: Structure name, Latin name, and anatomical grouping Detailed definitions Descriptions of common injuries, diseases, and pathologies The user interface is powerful and simple to use: Create your own 3D presentations. Additional in-app purchases: System Requirements Get More Information

Cool Stuff | Noted mathematician, Marston Morse once said “Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty’s sake and pulls it down to earth.” Ahh, enter Bathsheba Grossman… Part scientist, part mathematician, part programmer, part sculptor; Bathsheba Grossman creates once impossible works of geometric beauty. To hear Bathsheba describe her work, one might suspect that she spent her personal hours in the math or comp-sci labs while attending art school. Though she is now a dedicated full time artist, her past employment has included work as a programmer, college professor, tech writer, typist, and web designer. Her design concepts often come from her work with clay models, though she sometimes begins with known mathematical shapes. Incidentally, I had the opportunity to test this statement.

HEATHERWICK STUDIO: Designing The Extraordinary This exhibition will be the first ever major retrospective on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, one of the most exciting creative practitioners working in the UK today. Heatherwick has been the recipient of the Prince Philip Designers Prize and the London Design Medal, and in 2004 became the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry. At the heart of his Studio's practice is a profound commitment to elegant, integrated design solutions and the absolute dedication to materials, research, prototyping, industrial collaboration, tactility, texture - and above all, extraordinary form-making. After completing his MA at the Royal College of Art, Heatherwick established the Studio in 1994, as a space in which to produce extraordinary projects. The team's work to date includes a spinning chair, a rolling bridge, an expandable zip bag, a power station, an 'endless' bench, an Olympic cauldron and a brand new bus for London. Venue: The Porter Gallery, Room 48.

Who Needs A 3-D Printer? This Dining Set Was Manufactured By Home Appliances Most of us buy our dishes at the store. Some of us are so bold as to produce our own pottery. But this place setting blows them all away. Its bowls were rotationally cast in the washing machine, the centerpiece was steam-bent in the microwave, and the silverware was melted on the stove before being cast in a cereal box. This is In House, an experimental concept manufactured by David Steiner using nothing more than the appliances and materials found in his flat. “This project started from a desire to make the most of the objects and architecture I already have,” Steiner tells Co.Design, “especially as I live in a really small flat which I share with three others.” That’s right, Steiner, a student at RCA, spent months taking over the shared space from his roommates, repurposing their joint possessions to create bespoke-manufactured items. So he disassembled an embroidery hoop and repurposed it as the frame of a rotating cast. The most extreme case was in steam-bending the rulers.

Hannah Imlach | Creative inspiration, thoughts and ideas Yamai Metal Studio : Indoor Outdoor Metal Sculpture, Interior artefacts, interior design solution, commission art work, lamps, wall light fixing, custom made furniture, antique, vintage, tin, refurbish, wood, metal, antique furniture, vintage furniture, c Giving a new dimension to innovative furniture We, Yamai Metal Studio (YMS) are a group of proficient artists working in a very different medium of Mild Steel (MS). The thought of being unique is the driving force behind YMS as we perfectly understand the meaning and motive of innovation and its application in making your world beautiful. We, YMS are actively involved in the process of creation with mild steel objet d'art. Why Metal? Till date we YMS have created some extraordinary works beautifying the cities. We have also created a life size sculpture series of seven horses for Serum Institute of India as it adorns their manufacturing unit in Pune. The assignment was certainly a great challenge for all of us because the fabricators who never came across such unusual job that involved nuts & bolts, pipes & rods, sheets & tins to be put together and to create a monumental piece of beauty.