VECTRO AVE | Art & Design Blog | Anthony Gormley Early life The youngest of seven children born to a German mother and an Irish father, Gormley grew up in a wealthy Roman Catholic family living in Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire. He attended Ampleforth College, a Benedictine boarding school in Yorkshire, before reading archaeology, anthropology and the history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1968 to 1971. He travelled to India and Sri Lanka to learn more about Buddhism between 1971 and 1974. After attending Saint Martin's School of Art and Goldsmiths in London from 1974, he completed his studies with a postgraduate course in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, between 1977 and 1979. Career Gormley's career began with a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1981. Almost all his work takes the human body as its subject, with his own body used in many works as the basis for metal casts. Recognition Art market Major works References
Paper World by Eiko Ojala | Creative BlogCreative Blog By looking at the work of Eiko Ojala I began to feel a smell of paper and glue that I remembered from crafts classes at school. Of course, our works were never as complex as his and also were not the subject of female characters scantily clothed … or not. The biggest achievement of ours was to be exposed to your work pane classroom, while Eiko is proud of his work that is presented in journal or book covers of known authors in Estonia. Enjoy!
Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog Pietà (Michelangelo) Detail of Mary The structure is pyramidal, and the vertex coincides with Mary's head. The statue widens progressively down the drapery of Mary's dress, to the base, the rock of Golgotha. The marks of the Crucifixion are limited to very small nail marks and an indication of the wound in Jesus' side. The Madonna is represented as being very young for the mother of a 33 year old son, which is not uncommon in depictions of her at the time of the Passion of Christ. Do you not know that chaste women stay fresh much more than those who are not chaste? Another explanation suggests that Michelangelo's treatment of the subject was influenced by his passion for Dante's Divina Commedia: so well-acquainted was he with the work that when he went to Bologna he paid for hospitality by reciting verses from it. While there was a precedent for painted depictions of Mary grieving over the dead Christ in Florentine art, the subject appears to have been novel to Italian sculpture. Pope-Hennessy, John (1996).
New Logo and Packaging for Brand Bier by VBAT Established in 1340 in Limburg, the southernmost of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands, Brand Bier is the oldest Dutch brewery. Its main product is a pilsner and it also produces seven other — Heavy Blonde, Double Bock, Lentebock, Up, Imperator, Sylvester, and Weizen. This past July, Brand introduced a new line of packaging designed by Amsterdam-based VBAT. There is a press release here but doesn’t really say much. The main element of the logo — the stunning and bad-ass blackletter — has been kept the same in the evolution but everything else has been well refined. Most refreshingly, the logo has been taken out of its constricting oval and given room to breathe. The previous look wasn’t offensive in any kind of way but it wasn’t memorable either. Each beer kind now has its own logo derived from the main logo, with a more consistent (and heavily ornamental) typographic approach that give the 6-packs a commanding shelf presence. Thanks to Marc Nijborg for the tip.
pentateuque by fabien merelle jan 30, 2013 pentateuque by fabien merelle ‘pentateuque’, 2013 by fabien mérelle presented at artstage singaporeresin with paint, hair and fabricimage courtesy edouard malingue gallery french artist fabien mérelle presents ‘pentateuque’ as part of the 2013 art stage singapore exhibition at the marina bay sands. the animated sculpture depicts a man withstanding the weight of an elephant – a translation of an illustration by the same artist into three dimensional volume lightheartedly referencing the maxim ‘to have the weight on one’s shoulders’. mérelle uses the tools of humor, storytelling and whimsy to direct the spirit of his pieces, with ‘pentateuque’ a charming nod to his childhood. the work is a translation of an illustration by the same artist into three dimensional volumeimage courtesy the artist mérelle uses the tools of humor, storytelling and whimsy to direct the spirit of his piecesimage courtesy the artist a detail of the meticulously created artworkimage courtesy the artist
Index of art historical sites. Digital Imaging Project: Art historical sites THIS SITE IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION--coming soon: more images from Spain (Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, and Zaragoza), from Sicily, from Scotland, and from Guatemala. See earlier featured sites here. Click here to go to the index of artists and architects. Click here to go to the chronological index. NOTE: I still have thousands of slides to scan so I will be adding pages regularly. Web Creator's comments: philosophy, technical issues, use of images, etc. In Memoriam: Maggie, our English Springer Spaniel Austria / Belgium / Cambodia / Canada / Egypt / France / Germany / Great Britain / Greece / Guatemala / India / Ireland / Italy / Mexico / The Netherlands / Pakistan / Poland / Portugal / Spain / United States / Vietnam / See also Women Architects (with more than 60 buildings by Julia Morgan) See also Index to Sculpture and Architecture by African American Artists or Relevant to African American History and Culture Austria Vienna Apartment Block No. 38 (Wagner) St. Belgium Edfu
Books, Design and Culture STREET ART UTOPIA » We declare the world as our canvasSTREET ART UTOPIA » We declare the world as our canvas Neo Gothic Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, Neo-Gothic or Jigsaw Gothic, and when used for school, college, and university buildings as Collegiate Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothic architecture, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time. Gothic Revival architecture often has certain features,derived from the original Gothic architecture style, including decorative patterns, finals, scalloping, lancet windows, hood moldings and label stops. Relation to other cultural movements The Gothic Revival was paralleled and supported by "medievalism", which had its roots in "antiquarian' concerns with survivals and curiosities. Survival and revival A younger generation, taking Gothic architecture more seriously, provided the readership for J.
Core77 / Industrial Design Magazine + Resource all about visual art Desktop Calendar – January 2014 2014 begins and we are starting the fourth round of our desktop calendar series. We are looking forward to a successful New Year and wish you all the best. If you want this wallpaper at your desktop feel free to download in different resolutions or tell us if you need something else. [...] Dezember 31, 2013Toni PolkowskiDesign, Photography, Wallpaper Desktop Calendar – December 2013 It's the time of winter and christmas is coming. November 30, 2013Toni PolkowskiDesign, Photography, Wallpaper Desktop Calendar – November 2013 This days it's going to be cold outside and sometimes there is ice, fog and dark clouds. Oktober 31, 2013Toni PolkowskiDesign, Photography, Wallpaper Film Inspiration No. 115 Film Inspiration“ is a serial of short films, trailers, motion graphics and music clips by different artists from across the world introduced here at Cromoart. Oktober 14, 2013Toni PolkowskiFilm Desktop Calendar – October 2013 Desktop Calendar – June 2013