Art, Art History, Artists

Medusa

Undoubtedly, Medusa is one of the best-known mythological characters of the Greek mythology, especially because her myth has been reproduced in art since the classical antiquity. But why is it so attractive? Why the story of a female monster arises so much interest? Pompei's door decoration The Myth According to the Greek mythology, Medusa was… Continue reading Medusa

Art, Artists, Sculptors

Hon by Niki de Saint Phalle

Hon – en katedral (in English: She – a Cathedral) is one of the monumental sculptures created by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. It was a temporary indoor sculpture installation for the Moderna Museet of Stockholm created in collaboration with Jean Tinguely and Per Olof Ultvedt in 1966. The structure was 25m (82feet) long… Continue reading Hon by Niki de Saint Phalle

Art History, Sculptors, Surrealism

Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure) its name literally means The Luncheon in fur, but it is also known in English as Fur Breakfast or Breakfast in fur. It’s a sculpture created by the surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim. This work is the example more frequently-cited of surrealist sculptures. It is also considerable as a work with challenging… Continue reading Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Art History, Artists, Post-Minimalism

Right After by Eva Hesse

Right After is one of the most famous works created by German-born American artist Eva Hesse. She was one of the artists who ushered in the Post-Minimalism art movement in 60’s. And she's known for her pioneering work using materials such as fiberglass, latex, rubber, transparent plastic, strings, vinyl, etc. She used new these new materials… Continue reading Right After by Eva Hesse

Art History, Artists, Baroque, On this day..., Sculptors

On this day… died La Roldana

Luísa Roldán, better known as La Roldana was a Spanish sculptor of the Baroque period. And she was the first woman sculptor documented in Spain. According to Antonio Palomino (Spanish artist and writer on art) her work was so good that she was considered as important as her father. But as many artists of the… Continue reading On this day… died La Roldana