Human Fragility Captured by Artist Through Fractured Sculptures

Johannesburg-based artist Regardt van der Meulen continues to explore and exhibit the inherent
fragility of the human body through steel sculptures in a series titled Deconstructed. Much like his past pieces that appear to drip and unravel, his latest collection of fractured forms presents a haunting yet beautiful look at mortality.
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Fairy Tale Architecture from Norway

Have you ever traveled all the way to Norway? What are the things that come to mind when talking about Norway? For some people, it’s been inseparable from Norwegian life like their Vikings, blonde people, particular architecture and majestic fjords. And for some of us, these only remind us of its fairy tales. Check out how these countryside in Norway can look like a picture in a fairy tale.

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When Architects Say No to Trees Cut Down

Most of us are aware of our present environmental condition which is being depleted and much exploited which according to many studies will only lead to significant environmental impact, like global warming, soil loss, water cycle and a decline in biodiversity. But thanks to a particular spectrum, these architects have determined to use real trees to work as a part of the new structure. Just check out these pics.

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Mystical Silence in Sufism Painting by Yudi Yudoyoko

Sufism or Taṣawwuf  (Arabic: التصوف‎‎), which is often defined as “Islamic mysticism”the inward dimension of Islam,or “the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam, is a mystical trend in Islam “characterized … [by particular] values, ritual practices, doctrines and institutions” which began very early on in Islamic history and which represents “the main manifestation and the most important and central crystallization of” mystical practice in Islam.

One of Indonesian artist make several artwork base from “spirit of silence” in Sufism, or commonly same in east spiritual path way call Zen.  Color scheme in 80th and composing object like an artwork in 90th  its visually common base character in Yudi Yudoyoko works.

 

  


  

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Five Modernism Painter Who Discovered Theirs Idea in Japanese Art

  1. Vincent Van Gogh

While in Paris, Van Gogh was exposed to a myriad of artistic styles, including the Japanese woodblock print, or “ukiyo-e.” These prints were only made available in the West in the mid-nineteenth century. Van Gogh collected works by Japanese ukiyo-e masters like Hiroshige and Hokusai and claimed these works were as important as works by European artists, like Rubens and Rembrandt. Van Gogh was inspired to create this particular painting by a reproduction of a print by Keisai Eisen that appeared on the May 1886 cover of the magazine Paris Illustré. Van Gogh enlarges Eisen’s image of the courtesan, placing her in a contrasting, golden background bordered by a lush water garden based on the landscapes of other prints he owned.

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King of The Flowers in Abstract Expresionism Poetry

The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species. The relationships between the species need to be further clarified.

Most are herbaceous perennial plants 0.25–1 metre (0.82–3.28 ft) tall, but some are woody shrubs 0.25–3.5 metres (0.82–11.48 ft) tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves and large, often fragrant flowers, in colors ranging from purple red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer.

Peonies are among the most popular garden plants in temperate regions. Herbaceous peonies are also sold as cut flower on a large scale, although generally only available in late spring and early summer.

The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture. Along with the plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of China, where the Paeonia suffruticosa is called 牡丹 (mǔdān). It is also known as 富貴花 (fùguìhuā) “flower of riches and honour” or 花王 (huawang) “king of the flowers”, and is used symbolically in Chinese art. In 1903, the Qing dynasty declared the peony as the national flower.(wikipedia)

Many artist from long time ago, make several artwork based from idea about beauty of Peonies flower, some of them make in craft, poetry, drawing, painting etc.

In this gold-engraved lacquerwarefood tray from the Song dynasty (960–1279), the two long-tailed birds represent longevity, and the peony seen at the top center represents prosperity

 

Here the artist references Takarai Kikaku whose poem was inspired by the 14th century samurai Kusunoki Masashige:

AH! The Peonies
For which
Kusonoki
Took off his Armour

The noble warrior has put aside his symbols of the arts of war in deference to the beauty of a majestic bloom. And to gaze at beauty is to take off one’s armor and make yourself vulnerable to death and decay.(democraticunderground.com)

 

 

 

 

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