2017/08/17

VECCHI

Ferruccio Vecchi (1894-?). Italian sculptor.
A forgotten sculptor, I would say, deleted with a strong dose of anger, if not hate. The reason? He was fascist. The usual spiteful critics full of anger have covered him with insults, which I am not enumerating because they are all extremely imaginable (after all they do what they are paid for). To be honest this little Herculean figure emerging from Mussolini's head was not a good idea (I wonder where the work is over). I do not know when the work was created by the sculptor, but I know it was exhibited at the Venice Biennale 1940. I could have done thousands of examples, but I preferred to make a comparison between a work of the very famous Masson exhibited in the exhibition of Surrealists in Paris 1938 (the dummy of a naked woman with head stuck in a bird cage) and this so despised sculpture by Vecchi. I invite my readers to do their own considerations.

2017/08/16

GATTER

Frank Gatter (1881-1975). English sculptor.

2017/08/15

ANDERSEN N.

Niels Andersen (1958-). Danish sculptor.

2017/08/14

SANDOW and SIEVEKING

Eugène Sandow (1867-1925). German strongman.
Martinus Sieveking (1867-1950). Dutch pianist.
Two lovers.

2017/08/13

CARNERA

Primo Carnera (1906-1967). Italian boxer.

BURGESS W.

Thomas William Burgess (1872-1950). English swimmer.

2017/08/12

BURGESS

Bill Burgess (?). American sculptor.
Burgess is an artist less than mediocre, he has become famous because of his successful work "Continuum", a work that owes most of its allure to dimensions, if it were comparable to the human height it would be nothing more than a rip-off of the many works of Calder, Hepworth, Pevsner, Brancusi, or Moore. Most of his works are trivial and they add little or nothing to the formal search of the other well-known sculptors. He was lucky enough to live and work in America, so it was easier to get commissions.

2017/08/11

MULLER J.

Jan Harmensz Muller (1571-1628). Dutch engraver.

2017/08/10

Star-gate

Amaru Muru, Peru.
They have been told and are still saying a lot of nonsense about this so-called Star-gate. I wonder if it is not sufficient in itself merely to consider it as the shape of a door engraved on the stone wall. Is not the door a means to go further? Beyond where? To any other place that is not what you leave behind. Therefore that place is strictly individual and not communicable to others. Do you really pass that door? Obviously not, the rock wall is made of matter as well as your body is material; these conditions cannot be overcome. But the meaning of the door is another: it is the tangible symbol that there is another not perceptible world, and it depends on us if and when to go beyond it. The door is nothing but an easy mental disposition to take, but it is so difficult to choose. 
The aliens have nothing to do and as to the Gods... they have gone away for so long.

2017/08/09

ELIASSON

Olafur Eliasson (1967-). Danish artist.

2017/08/08

JANNEY

Christopher Janney (1950-). American artist.

Jugendstil glass

Harrach, Neuwelt.

Jugendstil glass

Rindskopf, Teplitz-Schönau.

2017/08/07

Jugendstil glass

Carl Goldberg, Haida.

Design

Christmas ornament.

2017/08/06

JAMES LAW Cybertecture

James Law Cybertecture.

NBBJ

NBBJ architecture.
Biospheres in Seattle. Finally something serious in the contemporary architecture.

WALLIS

Eric Wallis (1968-). American painter.

2017/08/05

SLEIGHT

Judy Sleight (?). American painter.

SEMANICK

Brenda Semanick (?). American painter.

BEARD

Mark Beard (1956-). American painter.

BLAKER

John Blaker (?). British (?) painter.

MÜLLER CREFELD

Adolf Müller Crefeld (1863-1934). German sculptor.

FRIEDRICH

Nicolaus Friedrich (1865-1914). German sculptor.

BIN

Émile Bin (1825-1897). French painter.

MULLER J.

Jan Harmensz Muller (1571-1628). Dutch engraver.

2017/08/04

GOLTZIUS

Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617). Dutch engraver.
"The four disgracers" after Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem.

2017/08/03

Unknown

Not identified painter.

2017/08/02

BENNER

Jean Benner (1836-1906). French painter.

2017/08/01

HILEMAN

Steven Hileman (1976-). American painter.