Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Event Horizon

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The art installation Event Horizon, Madison Square Park, NYC is running from March 26 to August 15 2010. Sculptor Antony Gormley’s installation has 31 life-size iron and fiberglass figures in and around Madison Square Park, 27 of them on rooftops of the area’s buildings, really is an impressive installation. See if you can spot the various sculptures on the buildings below…

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Sorolla’s Vision of Spain

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

While in Valencia I took the chance to see A Vision of Spain: The Hispanic Society of America Collection by Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.

The show features fourteen murals from different regions of Spain between 1912-1919, which portrays the people, customs and culture of various Spanish regions at the time. The work was commissioned by Archer Milton Huntington – the founder of the Hispanic Society of New York.

Huntington commissioned the work for the Hispanic Society’s reading gallery and had envisioned the murals to depict a history of Spain but Sorolla convinced him of a representation of the various regions at the time rather than a history of Spain. Sorolla traveled to each region painting models posed in local costume involved in the local landscape and culture. Up close, the colours of the murals were amazing, especially how Sorolla captured the light on the water. His preliminary sketches were equally as impressive. Unfortunately we were not allowed to photograph inside the exhibition but you can check out Sorolla’s complete works here.

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Guardianes by Xavier Mascaró

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Saw these amazing outdoor iron sculptures ‘Guardianes’ by Madrid & New York based artist Xavier Mascaró in Plaza Nueva, Seville just before Christmas. The exhibition runs until January 20th 2010 and if you are passing Seville, it is well worth the visit.

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