Category - Sculpture

7 sculptures by Bernini that earned him his fame

By the age of ten, Gian Lorenzo Bernini had garnered so much attention for his talent, he was presented to the Pope in Rome. And on seeing the young prodigy draw in his presence, the Pope declared Bernini would grow up to become the Michelangelo of his age. Maybe it was a tall claim to make for a boy of ten but ultimately one Bernini would live up...

3 Wood sculptors that redefined the face of nature

Wood is an interesting material to make art from. Unlike most post-industrial materials like plastic and steel, it has a timeless quality about it that adds a layer of mystery to the piece. Here are three incredible artists who highlighted the various characteristics of this material in their approach to sculpture and installation art. Artist 1:...

Fluttering book of life by David Kracov

Butterflies take flight right out of the pages of a book crafted by artist David Kracov. The artist created the metal sculpture, standing at half a meter tall, in tribute to the life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, director of Charbad’s Children of Chernobyl organisation. The 2547 hand-painted butterflies represent each of the children who escaped...

Spellbinding kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe

Artist Anthony Howe creates amazing other-worldly sculptures powered by wind or motors. The kinetic energy brings the large sculptures to life and makes them cycle continuously in motion. The artist’s latest pieces are titled Di-Octo, In Cloud Light III, and Switchback. Di-Octo resembles the tentacles of an octopus, especially when in motion...

The mixed-media sculptures of Gregory Euclide

Urban and natural scenes crash into each other in stunning mixed-media sculptures made by Minneapolis-based artist Gregory Euclide. The artist explores aspects of nature, impermanence, and the human experience in swirling, floating depictions often dripping its excess paint. And the artist’s choice of materials is as eclectic as his...

Sculptures made of paper by Daniele Papuli

In the latest works by Italian artist Daniele Papuli, sculptures turn into slinking, undulating forms that remind us of flowing water. And one of the most amazing aspects about them is that they’re made completely of paper. The sculptor has been active since 1991 and he developed his craft gradually while working with such materials as stone...

Sculptures showered in light by Qiu Minye

Chinese photographer Qiu Minye bathes his sculptures in sparks of light. The blue and purple toned pieces are showered with sparks that follow the silhouette of the forms and leave luminous trails as they bounce to the floor. In doing so, Minye alters the recognizable form into delicate and transparent shapes of animals, humans, and abstract...

The meticulous architectural paintings of Ben Johnson

British painter Ben Johnson is best known for his mind-bogglingly intricate paintings of architectural interiors and cityscapes. But as stunning as the paintings are, his artistic process is equally as intriguing. In his recent painting of the Patio de los Arrayanes in the Alhambra, Johnson says the drawing alone took over a year to complete...

Small universes housed in glass spheres by Satoshi Tomizu

Each one of these pendants created by Japanese glass artist Satoshi Tomizu carries within it a whole galaxy. Though they’re no larger than an eyeball, the artist renders an entire galactic microcosm inside each sphere made up of opals, gold flakes, and swirling trails of colored glass. Looking inside one of these seemingly luminescent pieces...