Sculptures

Why did Rachel Whiteread’s House earn her the title Worst Artist?

Rachel Whiteread – House, 1993, concrete Photo: John Davies How Rachel Whiteread became famous Is it possible to illustrate memory or lack of it? This is exactly what the sculptures made by Rachel Whiteread strive to achieve. She is born in London in 1963, where she lives and earns a living as an artist. …

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry. She always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age of …

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Jeff Koon’s The New – What is this influential vacuum series all about?

About Jeff Koons Jeff Koons is a quintessential neo-pop artist. Therefore, it is not surprising to find artworks made by this legendary contemporary artist fashioned from random trinkets that you would find at a neighborhood yard sale. The components used to create his pieces may not be considered fine art or sophisticated by any …

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Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan at Grand Palais – His most impressive work yet?

Description ‘One of the most powerful artworks of all time’ The Leviathan at Grand Palais is just another massive artwork of Anish Kapoor that has captivated the world. Described by art enthusiasts as one of the most powerful artworks of all time, the sculpture is a culmination of the mental and physical dimensions. Like other …

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Does David McCracken’s stairway lead to heaven?

David McCracken’s infinite stairway to heaven Humanity has always focused on reaching the skies, surpassing its capabilities, and focusing on growth more than ever. And that’s what David McCracken tries to showcase with his new piece named Diminish and Ascent. This sculpture was previously located at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. It’s an eye-catching piece …

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Dansaekhwa: Korean monochrome painting: Everything you need to know

What is Dansaekhwa? Dansaekhwa is an art movement born in South Korea in the 1970s. The pioneers of Dansaekhwa are born between 1913 and 1936 and avoided any reference to Western realism in their works, creating primarily monochrome and minimalist paintings. The artists also attempted to break away from the heritage of Japanese imperialism and …

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These are Anselm Kiefer’s teetering towers

Anselm Kiefer’s abandoned 200-acre studio German artist Anselm Kiefer has long maintained a studio at Barjac in southern France, where he assembled his large sculptures and painted some of his dark, disturbing canvases. Now he has abandoned the site, with the wish that it be allowed to “revert to nature.” People exploring the site have …

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Iran do Espírito Santo’s concrete Playground in New York

Iran do Espírito Santo has over the years managed to become one of the most fascinating contemporary artists not just in Brazil, but in the world as well. Today, he is primarily celebrated for his minimalist projects that cover issues of design, place, surface, structure and material. By using abstracted day-to-day objects, his installations …

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Huang Yong Ping created the longest snakes you have ever seen

A massive snake in real life? Absolutely frightening. A massive snake skeleton, aluminum and stainless steel structure, on the other hand? Absolutely exciting and awe-inspiring. Such is the Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping’s amazing aluminum snake sculpture, an installation he dubbed, Ressort. Designed and installed in 2012 for the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia, …

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These helium-filled balloons create striking installations

About Philippe Parreno Philippe Parreno likes to work across different mediums. As a result, throughout his career that has spanned decades, he has been able to blur the lines between film, photography, documentaries, and various other types of media. He has built up interest over the years that allowed him to distort the established boundaries …

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