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Archive for November, 2007

Vincent van Gogh shoes

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

z59372401, originally uploaded by P0RC3LA1N D0LL.

Although I’m not too crazy about Allstars, these are absolutely wonderful ! Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.

The Dollar in Context

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Dollar in context

Op-Art-Exhibition – Frankfurt 2007

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Op-Art-Ausstellung / Op-Art-Exhibition – Frankfurt 2007, originally uploaded by amras_de.

Op Art is the Art of the Optical Illusion. Also check out the sweater of the man.

My window’s Rothko-ness

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

A photo inspired by the art of Mark Rothko.

Cathedral of Saint Mary. Toledo, Spain

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Paint, originally uploaded by fuzuoko.

Julian Opie – Shahnoza 2

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Shanghai Art Museum 2006 Biennale: HyperDesign, originally uploaded by meckleychina.

Shanghai Art Museum 2006 Biennale: HyperDesign

Julian Opie official website. It was pretty obvious this wasn’t Eastern art :) .

Max Pechstein – Bridge over the Seine with a Small Steamer

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Max Pechstein

The latest addition to Artinthepicture.com is German Expressionist Max Pechstein.

Why the Mona Lisa is so important

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Léon Frédéric – The Lake

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Léon Frédéric

Our latest addition to Artinthepicture.com is the Symbolist painter Léon Frédéric. Nobody knows him and unfortunately that made it very difficult for me to find some decent pictures of his paintings.

Umberto Boccioni – Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Umberto Boccioni

In Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, Boccioni puts speed and force into sculptural form. The figure strides forward. Surpassing the limits of the body, its lines ripple outward in curving and streamlined flags, as if molded by the wind of its passing. Boccioni had developed these shapes over two years in paintings, drawings, and sculptures, exacting studies of human musculature. The result is a three-dimensional portrait of a powerful body in action.

In the early twentieth century, the new speed and force of machinery seemed to pour its power into radical social energy. The new technologies and the ideas attached to them would later reveal threatening aspects, but for Futurist artists like Boccioni, they were tremendously exhilarating. Innovative as Boccioni was, he fell short of his own ambition. In 1912, he had attacked the domination of sculpture by “the blind and foolish imitation of formulas inherited from the past,” and particularly by “the burdensome weight of Greece.” Yet Unique Forms of Continuity in Space bears an underlying resemblance to a classical work over 2,000 years old, the Nike of Samothrace. There, however, speed is encoded in the flowing stone draperies that wash around, and in the wake of, the figure. Here the body itself is reshaped, as if the new conditions of modernity were producing a new man.

More on Umberto Boccioni.