Water art

Junya Ishigami’s Water Garden – Is this architecture?

Who is Junya Ishigami? Junya Ishigami is a Japanese architect. He was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1974. In 2000, he obtained a master’s degree in architecture and planning at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He had a short stint working at Kazuyo Sejima between 2000 and 2004 at SANAA. Accomplishments Right …

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Bill Viola’s The Crossing – Everything you need to know

Background Underlying Bill Viola’s work over the past few decades has been the use of advanced media technologies for purposes of explaining and highlighting spiritual phenomena. As a result of his immersive audio and video installments and environments, the artist manages to externalize the internal realm of the unconscious, supplying audiences with plenty of space …

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Bill Viola’s The raft – An image of destruction & survival

What comes to mind at the mention of a raft? Naturally, many people would imagine a large water body. Using a raft to cross over water means desperation and determination to reach the other side. When Bill Viola incorporated this aspect of human struggle into his artwork, people were impressed by the story he …

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Anish Kapoor’s whirlpool – Everything you need to know

What is Anish Kapoor’s Descension? This installation by Anish Kapoor is a depiction of the fluidity and motion of water as a liquid mass and the void into which it descends. Descension is an impressive sculpture that depicts water’s continuous swirling motion as it rushes down an 8m (26-ft) diameter vortex representing a powerful physical …

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Steve McCurry’s monsoon photos from India & beyond – Devastatingly real

About Steve McCurry Steve McCurry is no stranger to success having built a name for himself as one of the world’s most respected photographers. He has won numerous international awards and acclaim for his consistent and impactful repertoire and has sold books in the millions across the world. In particular, some of his most talked-about …

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Jaume Plensa’s giant Crown Fountain sculpture in Chicago spits out water

Within Chicago’s Millennium Park stands an interactive piece of art that the public never seems to have enough of. Designed by Jaume Plensa, a Catalan artist, the fountain is an illustration of how creativity and technology can mingle to form an enchanting piece of work. Crown Fountain The work, which was unveiled in July …

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Olafur Eliasson’s freestanding waterfall in Versailles

Preparation for Waterfall In his 2016 work on the Versailles waterfall, Olafur Eliasson made displacements and destabilization which have changed the perceptions people had about the famous landmark. Before he began his work, he approached the Chateau and gardens of Versailles to experiment whether the project was implementable. His work didn’t involve installing objects but …

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