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Wim Delvoye’s stained glass windows – Morbid & spooky

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has always had a proclivity for employing the shock factor in his works. Known and designated as a confrontational and revolutionary artist, his works celebrate the paradox. The artist builds on the Belgian surrealist tradition of combining superficially unrelated components and engaging assorted provoking abstract themes by referencing various styles and …

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Fumiko Hori - Utopia, 2014, 4,5 x 5,5 meter, ceramic relief, installation view, International Lobby on 1st Floor of Terminal Building, Fukushima Airport, Japan feat

At age 95, Fumiko Hori created this mural for the Fukushima Airport

Fumiko Hori supervised the installation of the mural herself, quite an impressive feat for a woman aged 95 at the time. The giant relief wall was based on Hori’s original painting at the CREARE Atami-Yugawara Studio. The relief carving at the airport helps to create an illusion of depth on an otherwise shallow surface. The …

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Olimpiiska – One of Kyiv’s most intriguing metro stations

The Olimpiiska Station, located in Kyiv, Ukraine, stands in the same spot as the former Ploshchad Lev Tolstoy station. It is a part of the third section of the Kurenevsko-Krasnoarmeyskaya line and was launched just 12 months after the commissioning of the second section. Most of the stations that were built on the Obolon radius …

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Agnes F. Northrop - Hartwell Memorial Window, 1917, leaded glass, 798.7 x 554.7 x 42.5 cm, installation view, The Art Institute of Chicago feat

The Hartwell Memorial Window by Agnes Northrop – Dazzling, Luminous, Monumental

It has been over a century since Mary Hartwell commissioned Agnes F. Northrop to design the Hartwell memorial window to honor Frederick Hartwell, her husband. The artwork was given to the Community Church of Providence, Rhode Island. It was kept in the church sanctuary until 2018, when a unanimous decision by the congregation saw it …

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Katsuhiro Otomo - Kinka Doji Riding the Waves Accompanied by Fujin and Raijin, 2015, ceramic relief, 8.7 x 2.8 meter, installation view, Sendai Airport, Japan feat

Katsuhiro Otomo at the Sendai Airport – Riding the Waves

Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of Akira, the 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film, is one of the most well-known manga artists, animators, screenwriters, and film directors in the world. Though he is best known for his manga series and film adaptations, Otomo crossed over into the sculpture world when he was asked to design a …

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Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin – NOT a chapel

For everyone with an interest in design, Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin is a great feast for the eyes and has a pretty interesting story behind it. Austin is a 2715 square feet (252 square meters) building on the grounds of the Blanton Museum of Art. The story behind the building goes that in 1986, Douglass Cramer, …

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Sher Maker transformed a boring gas station into this ..

Creatives find inspiration from some of the most uninspiring sources. Many of them find ideas from looking at others’ creations. Architects are in this category too. They get their creative juices running from some of life’s regular occurrences. A gas station is the last place you would expect to see creatives basing their work upon. …

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Marc Chagall & His 12 stained glass windows in Jerusalem

In early 1962, renowned artist Marc Chagall stood in the synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centers in Jerusalem. Above him were twelve stained-glass windows that he had designed himself. It was this where he delivered a touching speech. Chagall had an audience of about three hundred people as he installed the windows, including the …

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Richard Artschwager’s blps in empty & useless spaces

For over three decades, Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) had stayed in the New York scene without a fair recognition of his work. People identified him with minimalism, conceptualism, and pop art without relating to him any category. He had been making sculptures resembling furniture out of wood grain Formica and smudged soot paintings. In 1988, his …

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The 10 best works of Shanghai’s West Bund Art Fair 2019

West Bund Art & Design fair shows modern and contemporary art in Shanghai. Well-known local artist Zhou Tiehai, previously director of the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, established it in 2014. Now, West Bund is one of the major Asian fairs, hosting more than 100 galleries from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Along with numerous …

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Why did Andy Warhol die?

Andy Warhol was a renowned pop artist. He is a Pennsylvanian native, having been born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928. His parents were Ondrej Warhola, an emigrant coal worker, and Julia. Warhol feared hospitals and doctors since his childhood, and for this reason, he would be bedridden when he fell sick. He completed his …

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Sister Corita Kent’s Rules For Creatives – Why they matter today

Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) was a Roman Catholic nun and one of the most unusual artists of her time. Kent lived in Los Angeles, where she befriended contemporaries such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller. Inspired by Andy Warhol, she started creating pop-art herself, specializing in printmaking and social activism. Watch this video …

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You have never seen a church window like this – Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter is an 87-year-old German artist, mostly known for his photorealistic paintings. Many regard him as one of the most dumbfounding and hardworking artists. He still keeps himself busy, creating new works, mostly in his Cologne studio. Richter has also proven his generosity. He donated one of his works, an enormous 23 x 9-meter …

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