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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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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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Ivanka vacuuming & Why throwing her crumbs makes you feel powerful

Live art is not common, yet it is the only form of expression that would bring out a real-life perception. Ivanka Vacuuming is one of such artworks, created by an American artist Jennifer Rubell. In the live-streamed performance, a model look-alike of Ivanka Trump is recorded vacuuming crumbs from a carpet. The art piece, which …

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Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth – A giant crack in Tate Modern

Shibboleth was an installation piece designed and completed by celebrated Colombian artist Doris Salcedo at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Museum in London. Before Salcedo created the installation itself, she created digital renderings on real photos of the Turbine Hall floor. The artist then printed the rendering before presenting them to the board …

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Chen Wenling’s bull fart sculpture – What you see might not be real

The Bull Fart Sculpture was exhibited in a Beijing art gallery in 2009 by celebrated Chinese artist Chen Wenling. Chen titled the work What You See Might Not Be Real to take an in-depth look at the international financial crisis that the world was grappling with at the time. Chen created the farting bull to …

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Fazzini’s The Resurrection – The Vatican’s creepy sculpture behind the pope

Ever heard about the ‘demonic’ idol in the Vatican? Well, this refers to the large modern sculpture depicting the resurrection of Jesus, a backdrop work of art behind the stage in Paul VI Audience Hall. The Paul VI Audience Halls draws many conspiracy theories not only due to this sculpture that people swear is a …

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The 10 best artworks you missed at Art Basel Unlimited 2021

The return of in-person exhibitions at Art Basel has echoed a huge sigh of relief across the art community. Its 2021 edition was originally slated for June but had to be put off until September to give countries across the globe more time to carry out their vaccination campaigns and lift travel restrictions. With so …

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Dr. Gindi – How sculptors, painters & architects can reimagine our world

The years of 2020 through 2021 created an inflection point in human history as the COVID virus surfaced many human weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Amid the entrenched pandemic, we have a rare but brief opportunity to rethink, reimagine and repurpose our world. What are the seedpods of shared solutions to solve the existential predicaments facing humanity …

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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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Basquiat’s brilliantly-chaotic Charles the First painting

Jean-Michel Basquiat was one artist who managed to mix politics, poetry, graffiti, and artistry in his masterpieces. They are as memorable as any work by an artist whose work was extra admirable. In Charles the First, Basquiat managed to create a beautiful piece that’s more than intriguing too. That work stands out for many reasons. …

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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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