Art

August 4, 2022

Artist Reimagines Classical Art and Architecture as Plush Textile Sculptures

When we think of three-dimensional fine art, we usually imagine statues in gleaming marble. Well, one artist is challenging our perception of “ideal” fine art with a series of plush sculptures. Barcelona-based artist Sergio Roger creates unique textile art inspired by classical art and architecture. From stately Roman busts to fragmented Greek columns, each of these pieces echoes the ancient past with a “soft” twist.

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August 1, 2022

Angels Emerge From the Walls in Amazing Life-Sized Relief Sculptures

Artist Hossein Behzadi sculpts figures that emerge from interior walls. His incredible relief art features portraits of women and angels that don sweeping wings and flowing garments. Created to match the walls they're on, the tonal artworks are full of so much life that they're ready to burst into living color. They are strong yet delicate, with Behzadi conveying the gentle drape of fabrics and slightly tousled hair using plaster and palette knives.

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July 28, 2022

Conservators Discover a Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait Under Another Artwork

While preparing for their exhibit A Taste for Impressionism, conservators at the National Galleries Scotland turned to a technique standard in the art world: X-ray. X-ray is used to examine what lies beneath layers and frames. Turned upon a small painting by Vincent Van Gogh, entitled Head of a Peasant Woman, the X-ray machine revealed something astonishing.

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July 24, 2022

Designer Transforms Visual Masterpieces Into Wearable Works of Art To Match

Designer Ariel Adkins transforms masterpieces into wearable works of art. Her project Artfully Awear features handmade garments inspired by paintings, sculptures, installations, artists, and other individuals. Artfully Awear originally began as a way for Adkins to manage the grief of losing her mother. “When [my mother] passed away shortly after I graduated, I struggled to find my voice as a creative,” she tells My Modern Met.

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