1000scientists:

Plank Piece, 1973Charles Ray

"Ray was part of a wave of artists during the 1970s who addressed sculpture as an activity rather than as an object. In the iconic two-part photographic work Plank Piece the artist documents the use of his own body as the sculptural component. The static photograph belies the performative nature of the activity presented. Contrived through a complex balance between weight and gravity the artist suspended his body using only a plank of wood, creating a minimal, graphic image that is at once humorous and unsettling."

1000scientists:

Plank Piece, 1973
Charles Ray

"Ray was part of a wave of artists during the 1970s who addressed sculpture as an activity rather than as an object. In the iconic two-part photographic work Plank Piece the artist documents the use of his own body as the sculptural component. The static photograph belies the performative nature of the activity presented. Contrived through a complex balance between weight and gravity the artist suspended his body using only a plank of wood, creating a minimal, graphic image that is at once humorous and unsettling."

asylum-art:

Dripping of sculptures by Adrien Coroller

Adrien COROLLER is an artist who likes to play with wood and its aspects to contradict the physical characteristics.
He made 2011 a series of sculptures called Heartwood, the heartwood is the internal part of the wood, corresponding to the increase in the oldest areas formed, no longer contain living cells. Also called “heart wood” or “heartwood”, it is a hard wood, compact, dense, dry rot.
This is in contradiction with all these qualities and fun that the artist gives us the impression that his wooden frames are melting as if they were made of chocolate.

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."
Pablo Picasso

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hinklehaus:

There’s a nice interview with James up on Comic Book Resources today about our upcoming AIRBOY. So I figured I’d post some process stuff for the first AIRBOY image. 

1- Digital thumbnail.

2- Reference pics. That’s me, modeling in my “work uniform” on my in-laws couch. 

3- Rough pencils. I don’t usually scan these in, and I ink directly over my pencils, so these technically don’t even exist anymore.

4- Finished art. All the touch ups and toning done in Photoshop CS4. 

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viivus:

I usually don’t upload coursework, but I’m incredibly happy with how this project turned out. Long story short, it is a sleeping bag and pillow set modelled off my little pink pencil case that you can see in pretty much all of the pictures. I’m planning on adding a few more pencil and pen pillows over the summer, and maybe sell some if I can figure out shipping.

Also, I can fit inside the sleeping bag along with all four pillows. It’s true! I am very small.

Hannibal Art Meme

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918)
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objects d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Many of his paintings […] used gold leaf; the prominent use of gold can first be traced to Pallas Athene (1898) and Judith I (1901), although the works most popularly associated with this period are the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and The Kiss (1907 - 1908). Klimt died […] in Vienna on February 6, 1918, having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the influenza epidemic of 1918. He was buried at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna. Numerous paintings were left unfinished. (x) (x)

"Art is a line around your thoughts."

Inspired by (x)

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