Posts tagged with ‘sculpture’

Things posted to Tumblr: Gandhara bodhisattvas

I’ve been enjoying posting stuff to A London Salmagundi, and I find the convention of posting pictures without commentary rather liberating, because I am a relentless tweaker of my own prose and constitutionally incapable of being brief. But sometimes I find myself wanting to explain why I think a particular image is so interesting or […]

‘The Kingdom of Ife’ at the British Museum

I went to the BM to see the exhibition of art from the medieval west African kingdom of Ife (now in Nigeria). Ife is most famous for some extraordinarily high quality naturalistic heads cast in brass or copper, although the exhibitions also has various other pieces, including terracotta heads in the same style, jewellery, animal pieces and […]

‘The Sacred Made Real’ at the National Gallery

To quote their own blurb: ‘The Sacred Made Real’ presents a landmark reappraisal of religious art from the Spanish Golden Age with works created to shock the senses and stir the soul. Paintings, including masterpieces by Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán, are displayed for the very first time alongside Spain’s remarkable polychrome wooden sculptures. […]

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Glass Microbiology | Luke Jerram Sculptures of viruses and bacteria made from glass. Make sure you click through to see all the pictures. via Carl Zimmer. (del.icio.us tags: glass sculpture microbiology )

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accidental mysteries: Teddy Bear Typologies Cute felted teddy bear sculptures. May not be everyone's idea of cute. (del.icio.us tags: felt teddy sculpture )

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The Remarkable Gothic Sculpture at Beverley Minster via BLDGBLOG's delicious feed. (del.icio.us tags: gothic architecture sculpture C15th )