Shinichi Maruyama

Nude #9, 2012

"I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion.
The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer. 
By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists.
With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being’s perception of presence in life."    Shinichi Maruyama 



Diego Giacometti

Diego Giacometti (photo: JeanVincent)

Diego Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, a Swiss village near the Italian border. Son of the painter Giovanni Giacometti, he grew up in a warm, convivial familial atmosphere amidst the animals of their farm. In 1904, the family settled in nearby Stampa in the canton of Grisons.
After business studies in Basel and Saint-Gall, at age 25 he followed the advice of his mother Annetta and went to Paris to rejoin his brother Alberto, then a student of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle at the Academy of the Grande Chaumière. All three of the Giacometti brothers went into the visual arts: Alberto and Diego into painting and sculpture, and Bruno into architecture. wikipedia



L'Autruche Diego Giacometti
(Swiss, 1902–1985)





Diego Giacometti (Swiss, 1902-1985) Table, feuilles aux oiseaux et grenouilles




Noriko Kuresumi

Sea of Memory 012 (2010)


spoon-tamago; http://goo.gl/Qr85R
Noriko Kuresumi: http://www.norikokuresumi.com/

Dali strikes from beyond


Clock melted in a fire
Photographer Andrew Moore

Mound by Allison Schulnik


Mound_still03


allisonschulnik: http://goo.gl/9Oxlq
plus.google: http://goo.gl/UJDO6

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Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley, Arena #7, 1990


"It is a bears' homage to Malevitch's "white on white square". Those Teddies are so keen when it comes to modern art.."  Armand Dauré


artfagcity.com: Mike Kelley is dead

Jean-Michel Othoniel

"Le grand double nœud de Lacan"
 
Jean-Michel Othoniel "Le grand double noeud de Lacan" 2011 
Mirrored glass, metal / Verre miroité, métal 6.10 x 6.1 x 12.11 feet / 209 x 186 x 396 cm
Photograph: Sang Tae Kim Courtesy: Galerie Perrotin, Paris 



Virginia King Sculptor

Step Lightly, 2010 by Virginia King

Step Lightly Marine grade, 316 Stainless Steel, hand finished and electropolished. #sculpture



Sculpture Art


Sculpture Art by Andrew cubagallery #photography on Flickr.
 

Great art work

A butterfly egg on the tendril of a Passiflora plant.
http://xea.posterous.com/great-art-work via i.imgur.com ...

Destruction

Laurent Craste


Very skilful craftsmen, with years and years of practice, are able to elaborate china (and believe me it is not easy at all) then some idiot believing he has some talent, come up, wreck them down and it becomes art!

Spectacular Sculptures by Laurent Craste

Xia Xiaowan

夏小万 Xia Xiaowan
This man has found something! 
While his art is impressively strong and, somehow, reminding of Francis Bacon, the "painting in volume" literally brings a new dimension to reading a picture in depth. 
Certainly not his purpose or intention but I foresee there some strong hint, some new hypothese and anyway a strong food for thoughts about 3D perception.






Links:

Solstice

Let us rejoice and Sing and Dance 
and Ring in the News: The new Solstice is here! 
Happy Solstice to All!

The Simpler the Better

Chinese 3D Street Artist Hailed As “Chalk God” & “Architect” – chinaSMACK

Plagiarism



Artists: Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector
Photos: Ilana Spector

This is outrageous! 
The compression is the landmark signature of Cesar Baldaccini (1921-1998). 
Whether those so called artists know his life time work and it is plagiary or they don’t and they should (at least) learn contemporary art history.

As we all know, Art is a dirty job. 
But it becomes radically stinking whenever somebody, unashamedly steals an artist's work, claiming it as his own, speculating on the public's ignorance and unculture.


LINKS:
California Artists Build Obelisk Out of Bicycles wired.com
inhabitat.com

Fighting the Highly Ridiculous Art Market

A Sculpture That Perpetually Sells Itself On eBay


Artist Caleb Larsen has created an art sculpture which, when connected to the Internet, perpetually attempts to sell itself on eBay.

 "Combining Robert Morris’ Box With the Sound of Its Own Making with Baudrillard’s writing on the art auction this sculpture exists in eternal transactional flux. It is a physical sculpture that is perpetually attempting to auction itself on eBay.
    Every ten minutes the black box pings a server on the internet via the ethernet connection to check if it is for sale on the eBay. If its auction has ended or it has sold, it automatically creates a new auction of itself.
    If a person buys it on eBay, the current owner is required to send it to the new owner. The new owner must then plug it into ethernet, and the cycle repeats itself."  laughingsquid.com

Art is in the hands of merchants.
Totally.
Artists live in a fourth-world economy pattern with absolutely no solidarity, no union, no protection, no rules.
Marketing and/ or business education do not belong to art schools' teaching. Never!
Nobody cares of course.
This project makes a dent in that state of fact, proving this unacceptable situation can be fought.
Please support it!