Archive for the ‘Giovanni da Bologna’ Category

12/19/2006

Game No. 1
“This is to that, as that is to this!”

In which we ask you to:
Send us photos of any four artworks –
compare the relationship of one pair
with the relationship of the other pair.

Craig Dukerschein sent in this one:

———————————————is to —- as ———————————— is to
Pretty good! They’re both cut off, truncated on the right. But they still twist upward. The ones on the right are squatter and broader too. And the ones on the right are uglier. The sculpture must be a Botero, right? Sign her up for “Kitsch of the Day.”

Do you have a
“This is to that, as that is to this!”
?

Send me photos of any four artworks,
and compare the relationship of one pair
with the relationship of the other pair.

Think of a good one and send it to TheNewModernist@gmail.com

You might win something!
-Edwardo

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12/19/2006

Game No. 1
“This is to that, as that is to this!”

In which we ask you to:
Send us photos of any four artworks –
compare the relationship of one pair
with the relationship of the other pair.

Craig Dukerschein sent in this one:

———————————————is to —- as ———————————— is to
Pretty good! They’re both cut off, truncated on the right. But they still twist upward. The ones on the right are squatter and broader too. And the ones on the right are uglier. The sculpture must be a Botero, right? Sign her up for “Kitsch of the Day.”

Do you have a
“This is to that, as that is to this!”
?

Send me photos of any four artworks,
and compare the relationship of one pair
with the relationship of the other pair.

Think of a good one and send it to TheNewModernist@gmail.com

You might win something!
-Edwardo

12/17/2006

Calatrava the sculptor
is this
like this?

Santiago Calatrava’s proposed “Chicago Spire,” original version, and Giovanni Da Bologna’s “Ratto delle Sabine” from 1583, in Florence.
You would never break off her top arm, it would ruin the upward flow of the energy.

So why did Calatrava propose this

as an update?

It’d be like,

It doesn’t work as well.

Remember the show at the Met earlier this year,
Santiago Calatrava, Sculpture into Architecture?

And by the way, if you’re wondering what’s underneath that sensuously flowing garment he designed in the original,


Wouldn’t she fit nicely? A Venus, also by Giambologna, also in Firenze.