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Art history ruminations from a waterfowl. Honk honk.

C’mon guys, he was in the pool.
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Michelangelo Buonarroti 
Bacchus, ca. 1496-7

C’mon guys, he was in the pool.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti 

Bacchus, ca. 1496-7

— 1 year ago with 16 notes
#sculpture  #bacchus  #small penis  #15th century  #italian  #michelangelo  #art history 
cavetocanvas:

Ron Mueck,Still Life, 2009

I used to work in a poultry plant and I can vouch for the fact that this exactly what a naked dead chicken looks like. In case you were wondering.

cavetocanvas:

Ron Mueck,Still Life, 2009

I used to work in a poultry plant and I can vouch for the fact that this exactly what a naked dead chicken looks like. In case you were wondering.

— 1 year ago with 152 notes
#austrialian  #sculpture  #contemporary art  #ron mueck  #chicken  #hyperrealism 
"To be an artist, you have to be a good liar. There’s no question about that. If you’re not, you can’t be a good artist. Basically, you have to know how to fabricate, how to weave tales, how to tell lies, because you’re taking your audience to a nonexistent space and telling them that it does exist. But you have to be utopian in your approach. You have to create visions that don’t actually exist yet in the world—or that may actually someday exist as a result of life following art. It’s natural for people to want to be sectarian or divisive. Different cultures want to group together, they want to stick to their own culture, but what I do is create a kind of mongrel. In reality most people’s cultures have evolved out of this mongrelization, but people don’t acknowledge that. British culture in reality is very mixed. There’s a way in which people want to keep this notion of purity, and that ultimately leads to the gas chambers. What I am doing may be humorous so as to show the stupidity of things. But at the same time I understand that the logical conclusion of sectarianism is Auschwitz, or the “logical” in its starkest manifestation. So even though these works are humorous, there’s a very dark underlying motivation." - Yinka Shinbare, Bomb Magazine 2005
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Yinka Shonibare
Leisure Lady, 2010

"To be an artist, you have to be a good liar. There’s no question about that. If you’re not, you can’t be a good artist. Basically, you have to know how to fabricate, how to weave tales, how to tell lies, because you’re taking your audience to a nonexistent space and telling them that it does exist. But you have to be utopian in your approach. You have to create visions that don’t actually exist yet in the world—or that may actually someday exist as a result of life following art. It’s natural for people to want to be sectarian or divisive. Different cultures want to group together, they want to stick to their own culture, but what I do is create a kind of mongrel. In reality most people’s cultures have evolved out of this mongrelization, but people don’t acknowledge that. British culture in reality is very mixed. There’s a way in which people want to keep this notion of purity, and that ultimately leads to the gas chambers. What I am doing may be humorous so as to show the stupidity of things. But at the same time I understand that the logical conclusion of sectarianism is Auschwitz, or the “logical” in its starkest manifestation. So even though these works are humorous, there’s a very dark underlying motivation." - Yinka Shinbare, Bomb Magazine 2005

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Yinka Shonibare

Leisure Lady, 2010

— 1 year ago with 18 notes
#art  #installation  #contemporary art  #sculpture  #fabric sculpture  #art history  #postcolonialism  #British  #Nigerian  #Victorian 

Stefano Maderno, The Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia, 1599-1600

Kehinde Wiley, The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia, 2008

— 1 year ago with 17 notes
#italian  #african-american  #art  #painting  #sculpture  #renaissance  #contemporary art 
poupon:

sarniel:

tbskyen:

tugamaggie:

callmekitto:

raggedymind:

littledidxeknow:

todaylour:

andthroughthemosstheivycreeps:

impuretale:

beatrixspoke:

saaaaaasha:

hey guys
that is carved
 from MARBLE
THAT IS A ROCK

WAT

I have no idea how the artist manages to make it looks like not just cloth, but TRANSPARENT cloth. Amazing.

Hey Guys this is a sculpture of a Vestal Virgin, carved during the roman empire. its my favorite and is pretty fucking awesome. 

Blown away

I had the same reaction when I saw this motherfucker in the Louvre

I walked around that hunk of orgasm rock for a good ten minutes trying to figure out HOW.

b-but that’s not how rocks work???!!?

FUCKING BERNINI THO

FUCKING
BERNINI



DID SOMEONE SAY BERNINI? HERE’S BERNINI SCULPTING A FAT CARDINAL.

HERE’S A SELF-PORTRAIT. HE’S A DAMNED SOUL IN HELL, HE BURNED HIS HAND AND SCREAMED IN FRONT OF A MIRROR FOR REFERENCE BECAUSE FUCK EVERYTHING.

OH AND LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THOSE GRASPING ORGASM-HANDS

SPEAKING OF ORGASMS HERE’S A NUN MASTURBATING. HE PUT THAT MOTHERFUCKER IN A FUCKING CHAPEL.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE HE PUT IN A CHAPEL? THIS BITCHING PIECE OF MARBLE.

IS THAT AN ANGEL POINTING A GOLDEN ARROW AT THE CROTCH OF A NUN? YOU BET YOUR FACE IT IS! IS SHE HAVING A MIND-BLOWING ANGEL-ORGASM?

OF FUCKING COURSE SHE IS!
BERNINI!

Reblogging because batshit insane sculptors and horny statues are funny.

there was a Bernini thingie when I went to the met and Vox told us about the time a nun flicked an entire classroom off 
BERNINI!

Brilliant

poupon:

sarniel:

tbskyen:

tugamaggie:

callmekitto:

raggedymind:

littledidxeknow:

todaylour:

andthroughthemosstheivycreeps:

impuretale:

beatrixspoke:

saaaaaasha:

hey guys

that is carved

 from MARBLE

THAT IS A ROCK

WAT

I have no idea how the artist manages to make it looks like not just cloth, but TRANSPARENT cloth. Amazing.

Hey Guys this is a sculpture of a Vestal Virgin, carved during the roman empire. its my favorite and is pretty fucking awesome. 

Blown away

I had the same reaction when I saw this motherfucker in the Louvre

image

I walked around that hunk of orgasm rock for a good ten minutes trying to figure out HOW.

b-but that’s not how rocks work???!!?

FUCKING BERNINI THO

image

FUCKING

BERNINI

image

DID SOMEONE SAY BERNINI? HERE’S BERNINI SCULPTING A FAT CARDINAL.

image

HERE’S A SELF-PORTRAIT. HE’S A DAMNED SOUL IN HELL, HE BURNED HIS HAND AND SCREAMED IN FRONT OF A MIRROR FOR REFERENCE BECAUSE FUCK EVERYTHING.

image

OH AND LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THOSE GRASPING ORGASM-HANDS

image

SPEAKING OF ORGASMS HERE’S A NUN MASTURBATING. HE PUT THAT MOTHERFUCKER IN A FUCKING CHAPEL.

image

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE HE PUT IN A CHAPEL? THIS BITCHING PIECE OF MARBLE.

image

IS THAT AN ANGEL POINTING A GOLDEN ARROW AT THE CROTCH OF A NUN? YOU BET YOUR FACE IT IS! IS SHE HAVING A MIND-BLOWING ANGEL-ORGASM?

image

OF FUCKING COURSE SHE IS!

BERNINI!

Reblogging because batshit insane sculptors and horny statues are funny.

there was a Bernini thingie when I went to the met and Vox told us about the time a nun flicked an entire classroom off 

BERNINI!

Brilliant

(Source: efedra)

— 1 year ago with 199493 notes
#art history  #bernini  #baroque  #sculpture  #italian 
GOOSE ART TUESDAYS!!!
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Unknown artist
Goose Pilgrimage Badge, 16th century

GOOSE ART TUESDAYS!!!

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Unknown artist

Goose Pilgrimage Badge, 16th century

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#art history  #geese in art  #sculpture  #religious art  #medieval 
From the Tate website:

'Bourgeois Bust' was originally created for the 'Made in Heaven' exhibition, in which Jeff Koons explored the concept of love in relation to his own marriage to porn star Ilona Staller. Represented as a marble portrait bust, the couple are depicted within a traditional Baroque style that drew its inspiration from antique classical sculpture. With her plaited hair and string of pearls, Staller appears like Venus, the Greek goddess of love. Declaring sensationally “We’ve become God”, their spiritual and physical union seemingly elevates the pair to a higher realm of idealised existence and ecstasy.

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Jeff Koons
Bourgeois Bust - Jeff and Ilona, 1991

From the Tate website:

'Bourgeois Bust' was originally created for the 'Made in Heaven' exhibition, in which Jeff Koons explored the concept of love in relation to his own marriage to porn star Ilona Staller. Represented as a marble portrait bust, the couple are depicted within a traditional Baroque style that drew its inspiration from antique classical sculpture. With her plaited hair and string of pearls, Staller appears like Venus, the Greek goddess of love. Declaring sensationally “We’ve become God”, their spiritual and physical union seemingly elevates the pair to a higher realm of idealised existence and ecstasy.

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Jeff Koons

Bourgeois Bust - Jeff and Ilona, 1991

— 1 year ago with 12 notes
#art history  #sculpture  #pop art  #1990s  #erotic art  #american  #20th Century