I am jealous I will not be in NYC anytime in the near future because I would love to see this installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. One of the most intriguing Conceptual artists working. Hurry, it closes December 21st.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Long's work was often controversial because of the subject matter he chose to portray in his languid art nouveau style. He was fond of nudes and tranquil scenes. He often chose flamingos as a subject matter and this is perhaps his most stylistic version of the subject matter, where colors and curves become the focus rather than a realistic portrayal. After 1918 he concentrated on print making translating many of his most popular paintings into prints.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Ai Weiwei, Circle of Zodiac Heads
Currently on display at The Cleveland Museum of Art are Chinese artist Ai Aweiwei's bronze representations of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. They have been traveling around the world, we saw a glimpse of them in Toronto during the summer and are now installed in the interior court at CMA through January 26, 2014. They are reproductions of the fountain heads from the now destroyed Yuanming Yuan Imperial retreat which were pillaged after the palace was attacked by French and British troops in the 18th century. Ai Weiwei intention is to draw attention to the looting and repatriation of art around the world.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 08, 2013
The large figures on the Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland (also known as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge) were created by sculptor Henry Hering in 1932 and executed by many stone carvers who found much work in Cleveland in the early 20th century. The architects of the bridge were the firm of Walker and Weeks. Hering was primarily a Beaux-Arts style sculptor, having been a student of the famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and the architect Frank Walker is credited with the over-all art deco design of the figures. In the 1970's they were almost taken down and the county engineer at that time thought they were hideous, but thank goodness they saved and remain an important part of the city landscape. The bridge was renamed the Hope Memorial Bridge in 1980 after the entertainer Bob Hope donated money for its restoration because his father had worked on it.
Hope Memorial Bridge: Guardians of Traffic holding truck - CSU Digital Humanities
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A new book designed for the CSA: Community Supporting Arts project by the Harlow Gallery. 86 full color pages with artwork by 14 artists from their large bodies of work produced while working on 13 Maine CSA farms…and all documented by 6 photographers. A very fascinating project that has yielded a massive body of wonderful art that will be showcased at various exhibits around the state.
A CSA for affordable art, not veggies: NYC's 1st Community Supported Art program launches