Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's a girl.

Ron Mueck

Pictured at National Gallery of Victoria - International Galleries is Ron Mueck's massive scultpure of a new born girl.
This was the first sculpture in the second room. The space was light and bright in contrast with the room that held "Dead Dad". The room with "Dead Dad" was dimly lit and solemn.
The mood in this room was uplifted and the audience were amazed at the size and attention to detail Mueck gave to his baby girl.
Photograph by mrsmatthews-artteacher.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Big Brushstroke

Roy Lichtenstein
Enlarged and fabricated 2002-03
Painted Aluminium
Hirshorn Museum
Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
Created after Lichtensteins death "Brushstroke" stands in the forecourt of the Smithsonian Hirshshorn Museum in Washington DC. The massive painted aluminium sculpture captures the pop art style we have become accustomed to seeing from Lichtenstein, the unexpected element is that it is a sculpture.
You can see the scale of the artwork from the images taken by mrsmatthews-artteacher in August 2009.
The Hirshorn museum is a do-nut shaped gallery space that holds a remarkable collection of modern American visual arts, and is well worth visiting. The sculpture garden although small holds a collection of significant works.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Frank O Gehry - designer
Vitra, Weil am Heim - manufacturer
Wiggle side chair
Manufactured 2003, cardboard
Low cost furniture that is strong and made from cardboard was the focus for Frank Gehry when he designed this chair.
This chair is part of a series of furniture designed by Gehry called "Easy Edges".
Cardboard has inherent strength and Gehry highlights this in his furniture design. The wiggle design emphasises the corrugated laminations of the cardboard material.
Gehry is best known for his design of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, where again he showcases his skills at utilising unusual materials.
Pictured in the background is an example of an Arne Jacobsen "Swan Chair". These chairs are on display at the National gallery of Victoria-International galleries.
Photograph by mrs matthews-artteacher.