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Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell

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For Use » Tuft Zürich TUFT is an evolution of the tape concept into a more permanent,self-standing, transferable structure. Adhesive tape is used to generate the primary form of the object. The organic surface of the carpet is later achieved through precise division of the shape in two-dimensional segments, enabling traditional tufting technology. Arnulf Rainer Austrian painter, printmaker and photographer. He had almost no academic training as an artist. From 1948 to 1951 he produced Surrealistic drawings representing underwater scenes and mystical forms, rendering these fantastic images in pencil as a densely worked surface. Deeply suspicious of rationality, he investigated the potential of dreams, madness and the subconscious; to these ends he co-founded the Hundsgruppe under the influence of French Surrealism in 1950. He began to turn away from fantastic Surrealism. From 1951 to 1954 he worked on a series entitled Blind Drawings (e.g. 1952; see 1988 exh. cat., p. 27), in which he studied optical disintegration and the destruction of form, replacing pictorial composition and illusion with the immediacy of accidentally encountered textures.

Still life: Bent objects UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials Yeah, this is where those come from : : : : Pierre Bastien : installations : paper drums + paper organs + paper rain + paper flutes + paper snakes = paper orchestra [ Vimeo ] from REPHLEX CAT 215 CD MACHINATIONS A long piece of paper is attached to a tangential blower.

Mountains of Books Become Mountains I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee. His works are so sculptural, so movingly natural in their form, they’ve really touched me. His works are inspired by a fascination with so-called progress in society: a thinking which says the book is dead, libraries are obsolete and technology is the only way of the future. His thoughts: John Currin JOHN CURRINTapestry, 2013 Oil on canvas 48 1/8 x 34 inches (117.2 x 86.4 cm) © John Currin Photo by Rob McKeever John Currin Listed Exhibitions (32 Kb)John Currin Bibliography (49 Kb) John Currin's ambitious paintings seduce, repel, surprise, and puzzle.

Book Of Art January 18th, 2011 Books of Art by Isaac Salazar, a simple idea well executed. found at ffffound Morton Bartlett In 1993, Marion Harris, a New York art and antiques dealer, made the discovery of her life: In a booth at the Pier Show, a major antiques fair in New York, she came upon a collection of dolls and doll parts in boxes, along with stacks of old photographs. The material had been removed from a townhouse in Boston’s South End after the death of its elderly owner, a man named Morton Bartlett. Acting on instinct, she bought everything, and when she got it all home she found that what she’d purchased was a group of 15 exquisitely realistic, half-life-size dolls carefully wrapped in old newspapers and stored in custom-made wooden boxes. Three of them represented a boy of about 8 years old, and the rest were figures of girls between the ages of 8 and 16.

Charles E. Burchfield Best known for his romantic, often fantastic depictions of nature, watercolorist Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) developed a unique style of watercolor painting that reflected distinctly American subjects and his profound respect for nature. The Burchfield Penney Art Center features the largest public collection of works by Burchfield. Within the intertwined galleries of the museum, you will find an ever-changing display of his paintings and sketches, a recreation of his studio, the Charles E. Burchfield Rotunda (specifically designed to highlight his seasonal works), and even references to Burchfield in the building's architecture. According to Burchfield's friend and colleague Edward Hopper, "The work of Charles Burchfield is most decidedly founded, not on art, but on life, and the life that he knows and loves best."

Slinkachu’s Tiny Installation Work In The Street Slinkachu has continued to carry out his poetic, mini street installations since we last checked in with him. The British artist continues to up the ante with each new, ephemeral piece. Employing miniature figurines and various objects, the artist stages tiny dramas (often humorous, and socially aware) in site-specific public locations. Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings One of the foremost figurative artists working today, Lucian Freud (British, born Germany 1922) has redefined portraiture and the nude through his unblinking scrutiny of the human form. Although best known as a painter, etching has become integral to his practice. This exhibition will present the full scope of Freud's achievements in etching, including some seventy-five examples ranging from rare, early experiments in the 1940s to the increasingly large and complex compositions created since his rediscovery of the medium in the early 1980s. In a dramatic and unusual cross-media installation, it will also include a selection of related paintings and drawings, illuminating the crucial, cross-pollinating relationship between Freud's etchings and paintings. Freud is not a traditional printmaker.

Lorenzo Vitturi’s Hand-Made visions of the world Italian photogprapher Lorenzo Vitturi describes his work as “hand-made visions” where each body of work consists of a completely constructed new world where each visual element is hand crafted with the utmost attention to detail. For his latest project Anthropocene Vitturi created a strange industrial world filled with debris, strange colored horses, and surreal body builders. Vitturi say’s about this project: “This project is the result of a reflection about the relationship between man and nature, as it proposes – in line with 16th Century naturalistic painting – a symbolic system able to visualize the intersection between this two dimensions. See more images from Anthropocene and some very nice behind the scenes photos of the construction of the shoot after the jump!