June 18, 2012

theatlanticvideo:

Toxic Art: Alexander Calder’s Mercury Fountain

The physical properties of mercury seem to turn this simple fountain into a mesmerizing crucible of liquid metal. Calder’s 1937 sculpture commemorates the siege of Almadén, Spain, known for its mercury mines, and is now part of the collection at the Fundació Joan Miró. Atlas Obscura features more photos of the fountain here.

This fountain is filled with mercury.

1:10pm
  
Filed under: Art Sculpture Mercury 
July 12, 2011
Musical Sculptures Translate Weather Data Into Art

Nathalie Miebach defies genres and crosses disciplinary boundaries to combine data visualization with color, shape, and sound

Musical Sculptures Translate Weather Data Into Art

Nathalie Miebach defies genres and crosses disciplinary boundaries to combine data visualization with color, shape, and sound

11:40am
  
Filed under: design art sculpture 
June 8, 2011

First Drafts: Christo’s ‘Over the River’

Renowned for his epically scaled environmental art, Christo has draped the Reichstag in Berlin and Paris’ Pont Neuf in giant swaths of fabric, populated the inland valleys of California and Japan with thousands of umbrellas, and installed a maze of gates in Central Park. These projects have each attracted millions of visitors. Here he shares the sketches and preparatory drawings for “Over the River,” an ongoing project developed, like much of his art, with his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.

Read more at The Atlantic

[Images: Simon Chaput/Andre Grossmann]

May 16, 2011

curiositycounts:

Book xylophon from the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan, genius.     (via)

This gets pretty ridiculous towards the end. Watch it!

(via curiositycounts)

2:37pm
  
Filed under: sculpture technology Japan art books 
October 28, 2010
Part artist and part surgeon, Brian Dettmer uses knives, blades, tweezers, pliers, and custom-mixed adhesive to painstakingly carve three-dimensional sculptures out of old reference books and textbooks.
See more of Dettmer’s sculptures here.

Part artist and part surgeon, Brian Dettmer uses knives, blades, tweezers, pliers, and custom-mixed adhesive to painstakingly carve three-dimensional sculptures out of old reference books and textbooks.

See more of Dettmer’s sculptures here.

1:44pm
  
Filed under: art culture sculpture 
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