Turning over a new leaf – or two

It’s about time we had some more unusual art on here.  A while ago I posted about  artist Willard Wigan who micro sculptures can only be viewed through a microscope (tiny worlds between heartbeats)  I contrasted the micro art with the work of Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Meuck whose gigantic realistic sculptures have a unerving quality aboutContinue reading “Turning over a new leaf – or two”

Tomorrows Party – Dame Barbara Hepworth

Tomorrow is the birthday of British sculptress Dame Barbara Hepworth b.1903 – 1975 –   I shouldn’t really call Hepworth a sculptress – as she believed in equality of the sexes, especially in the arts.  I am putting this post on today because it’s a week since I posted – and I don’t want to get into badContinue reading “Tomorrows Party – Dame Barbara Hepworth”

Poll: -Who do you LOVE?

 I’ve now completed 622 posts!  In all those posts I have never yet tried the poll application out.  That is about to be remedied!  Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I have featured some rather unusual artists.  But which artist have you enjoyed the most?  These aren’t really famous artists (like Freud, HirstContinue reading “Poll: -Who do you LOVE?”

Art makes a Point

  A while ago I featured the miniscule art by Micro sculptor Willard Wigan who sculpts within the eye of a needle (‘Tiny worlds between heartbeats’ post).  Brazilian artist Dalton Ghetti sculpts using the lead of a pencil as his media.  The artist is already a carpenter in his own right, but for his micro sculptureContinue reading “Art makes a Point”

The house that wasn’t there

Abandoned houses have always struck me as rather sad.   Houses that are half torn down – even sadder, as if the inner secret life has been exposed to the elements and all eyes.  To see the layers of wallpaper ripped and torn, each surface revealing a past time, a past birthday and celebration in theContinue reading “The house that wasn’t there”

The Battle for Trafalgar begins (fourth plinth)

As I wrote previously in this post, Yinka Shonbare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle occupies the fourth plinth at moment in Trafalgar Square London UK.  Six other artist have been shortlisted and shall battle it out for the prestigious fourth plinth place when Shonibare has vacated it.  Who shall be the victor? Among the artist are British artistsContinue reading “The Battle for Trafalgar begins (fourth plinth)”

Cheesy Art

Theres quite a few artists that work with dairy products like butter and cheese.  this piece of art was created for the Great British Cheese Festival in Cardiff.  The sculpture is of Cardiff Castle and this time-lapse video shows how it was done.  I suppose the cheese must have to be kept at a certain temperature to make itContinue reading “Cheesy Art”

Modigliani sculpture – fetches a fortune

Amedeo Modigliani is primarily known as a  painter. He is known to have produced about 27 pieces of sculpture though.  The latest piece to be sold is a 65cm sculpture, made of Limestone and called ‘Tete’ has snapped up at a Paris auction for a mere 43.2 Million! The sculpture was from the GastonLevy collection.  He acquired it in 1927.   TheContinue reading “Modigliani sculpture – fetches a fortune”