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What are Jesús Rafael Soto’s Pénétrables?

Who was Jesús Rafael? Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005) was a Venezuelan kinetic artist, painter, and sculptor. This artworld icon is known for his kinetic sculptures, which he created in the mid-20th century when many artists focused on movement and illusions. Education & Influences Soto’s parents were violin Players, and due to their little income, Soto …

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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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Mariko Mori’s UFO – Your thoughts come to life

Viewer’s brainwaves projected on to a screen How many times do art and science come together? In Mariko Mori’s Wave UFO art and science have come together in a creation that is just fascinating. This artwork uses neuroscience, computer graphics, architectural engineering, and sound to create an interactive experience where viewers can see their thoughts …

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Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting

Why is Andy Warhol important? Andy Warhol is no stranger to critical acclaim; his various works introduced thousands of audiences to contemporary art, which helped to put American artists on the map, and it waged war against abstract expressionism. Warhol effectively managed, time and time again, to shatter distinctions in art and he helped to …

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Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges – Humans reduced to a blob of color

About Andreas Gursky Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and professor. He is most well known for large format architecture and landscape color photos, and following the 1990s, Gursky has been using technology and computers to edit and enhance his photos. First Stock Exchange photo in 1990 Gursky is known for using an elevated vantage …

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Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival & Sumida river

What happened on Sumida river? Fireflies have become a rare sight in Japan. Once they used to glow their low light all over the country in the summer time but now they have become an uncommon sight even in rural areas. Last month 100,000 LED lights floated down through Tokyo’s city centre on the Sumida …

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What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? By Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno

The Senseless Drawing Bot by the two Japanese Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno explores the relationship between machine and art and was shown at the exhibition “UTOPIA no OSHIRASE” in Tokyo in October 2011. What the device does The Senseless Drawing Bot is a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on …

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