Statues

North Korea’s Mansudae Art Studio & their overseas projects

North Korea’s art export Artwork from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has always been a trademark for modern socialist realism. Although North Korea is well known for being the most secretive nation in the world, the largely unknown nation is certainly not shy when it comes to publicizing their statues, monuments, grand festivals, and …

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Maurizio Cattelan’s Hitler sculpture – World’s worst criminal regrets his sins

Adolf Hitler on his knees How much penance do the atrocities that Adolf Hitler committed in his lifetime require to be forgiven? This is perhaps the question which Maurizio Cattelan wanted to arouse in his audience when he drew a picture of the fascist leader in a kneeling position. There is nothing wrong with someone …

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Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddha – 20 tons of incense ash to create them

Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddhas Zhang Huan, born in 1965, started his career as a painter and then moved to performance art and then resorted back to painting. He is also a sculptor and photographer, but his main focus is on being a performance artist. He has made extensive use of ash throughout his career and …

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Meekyoung Shin’s beautiful sculptures – Made entirely from soap

About Meekyoung Shin Meekyoung Shin, a South Korean sculptor, became popular for her Translation series, using soap as her medium of art. Trained in the tradition of European sculpture, her statuettes are made factoring in the Western and Eastern styles of relief. Her works are usually made from palm oil, a vegetarian soap. Her technique …

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Jaume Plensa’s stunning larger-than-life sculptures

Who is Jaume Plensa? Jaume Plensa is arguably one of the top sculptors today. He is largely known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different contemporary art media types, including from acoustic installations to video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in public spaces …

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Fabrice Fouillet’s photos of world’s largest statues

Fabrice Fouillet’s Colosses Through several centuries, there have been different statues erected around the world. These statues vary in size and what they represent. Photographer Fabrice Fouillet embarked on a tour to study and take photographs of the biggest and most imposing statues in the world; A project he named Colosses. The idea behind the …

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Michelangelo Pistoletto’s nude Venus inspects a rag of clothes (sfw)

Pistoletto’s rise to fame Born in 1933 in Biella, Italy, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s was among the first interpreters of the radical renewal of the artistic language, both socially and aesthetically, in the early 1960s, as well as one of the protagonists of Arte Povera. Pistoletto began to gain recognition in the mid-1950s, particularly after creating his …

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Artist Xu Zhen’s stunning installation at the Long Museum

Who is Xu Zhen? Xu Zhen is a leader within the domain of contemporary Chinese art and is said to be one of the most sought-after international contemporary artists. Xu Zhen uses inspiration from both Chinese and Western cultures while combining the embodiment of both. He uses sociocultural frameworks as an inspiration for his pieces …

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