Posts Tagged ‘3D’

Met Faves Part 2

November 2, 2017

I don’t recall seeing a 3D rendering of a Cubist guitar before, but I love this.

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Met Faves

October 28, 2017

I was very excited to visit the Met in NYC, after a prolonged absence of nearly five years. (Since I moved, there are now two, but I’m talking about the original). This is a museum that lies on the same street as my old apartment; if you turn left out my front door and just […]

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Invisible Cities by Terri Saulin-Frock

October 28, 2017

I love going into what I call “real places” and seeing “real art”. For example, there’s an editioned print (not a poster) in the bathroom at the mall, or a quality painting hanging permanently at a bar. I was in the Philadelphia International Airport recently, and even though rotating art exhibitions are becoming more popular […]

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Accumulations, Courtesy of Yayoi Kusama

October 20, 2017

“Accumulations” are what Yayoi Kusama called these multiple soft sculpture phalluses that she patiently sewed and placed in rooms, in platforms mounted on floors and walls, and even in two rowboats. Kusama made these pillow-esque, polka-dotted, cartoon-like, engorged phalluses as a way to get over her fear of sex – and one vintage 1960s photo […]

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365 Days of Art: December 31 – Brunelleschi Wins Competition to Top Duomo with Lantern

December 31, 2014

December 31, 1436 Wardens for the Santa Maria Fiore cathedral meet in Florence to award the winner of a competition to top the Duomo with a lantern. There are five entries, and Brunelleschi wins. This is a like an Oscar-winner having to audition for a bit part, though: Brunelleschi has already built the duomo, inventing […]

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365 Days of Art: December 15 – Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopens

December 15, 2014

December 15, 2001 The leaning tower of Pisa is reopened to the public, and declared stable for at least 300 more years.

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365 Days of Art: December 7 – Judges Consider Brunelleschi’s Proposal for Duomo

December 7, 2014

December 7, 1418 Judges consider the model that Brunelleschi submits for the competition to build a Duomo for Florence’s cathedral. His proposal includes not only building techniques to make such a large structure possible (a self-supporting shell with a rib structure, and using brick laid in rotating herringone patterns) but also the use of machines […]

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365 Days of Art: November 19 – Poussin Dies, Lloyd Wright Marries

November 19, 2014

November 19, 1665 Nicholas Poussin, the French Baroque painter who mostly works in Rome, dies. November 19, 1923 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright marries artist Maude Noel.

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365 Days of Art: October 10 – Leonardo Shows Three Paintings to Possible Patron, Watts Towers Kill Stress Test

October 11, 2014

October 10, 1517 Leonardo shows three of his paintings to the Cardinal of Aragon: Portrait of a Florentine Lady commissioned by Giuliano de’ Medici, Young St. John the Baptist, and St. Anne. October 10, 1959 Before the planned demolition of Watts Towers, a DIY art project created over 34 years by one man without the […]

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365 Days of Art: August 30 – Last Stone is Placed on the Duomo

August 30, 2014

August 30, 1436 The city of Florence gets its wish for a domed cathedral when the cupola is consecrated at the very top of the Duomo. The occasion is 16 yrs and 2 wks after construction begins, but this is nothing, because Florence has dreamed of a Duomo for 70 years. The ceremony begins at […]

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365 Days of Art: August 27 – Michelangelo Takes 1st Commission, Krakatoa Colors Sky for The Scream, and Guernica is Displayed for 1st Time in US

August 27, 2014

Another big day in the history of art! August 27, 1498 At age 25, Michelangelo receives his first big commission: a statue of Mary and Jesus for a cardinal. He selects the Carrera marble himself from the quarry and carves the statue from that single piece of stone. The 450 ducats he’s paid make him […]

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365 Days of Art: August 23 – The Little Mermaid is Unveiled

August 23, 2014

August 23, 1913 The Little Mermaid is unveiled in Copenhagen. The patron who commissions the statue is so taken by the fairytale, specifically the ballerina who portrays the Little Mermaid in a ballet based on the fairytale, that he asks her to model for the artwork. She agrees to model her head but refuses to […]

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365 Days of Art: August 19 – Art Competition to Design Duomo is Announced

August 19, 2014

August 19, 1418 An art competition is announced in Florence to design a dome over the unfinished cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The reason it has been incomplete for 140 years, since 1296, is because current technology (centering and buttressing) can’t yet bridge a span that large without collapsing. This is an ingenious problem, […]

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365 Days of Art: August 16 – Michelangelo Signs Contract to Work on David

August 16, 2014

August 16, 1501 Michelangelo signs a contract with the Office of Works of Florence Cathedral to sculpt his famous David. The road to get to this point has been a long one, though. About 100 years earlier, the same Office decides to commission twelve sculptures to serve as buttresses for Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral. […]

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365 Days of Art: August 15 – The Picasso is Dedicated in Chicago

August 15, 2014

August 15, 1967 Bonus Post: August 15 is a big day in the history of art because it’s the Feast of the Assumption on the Catholic calendar. Since the Catholic Church is such a large patron of the arts, many works of art, including the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, have been dedicated or unveiled on this […]

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