The London Mastaba

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The London Mastaba

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Christo and Jeane-Claude are the brilliant artistic duet who crated works of art in natural environment. Christo was born 1935 in Gabrovo Bulgardia and his late wife in Casablanca Marocco (1935-2009), udoubtely their work is visually impressive in view of its widely scale. Major works are

Valley Curtain ( 1972 USA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuHYC-FXVbg&t=432s

Wrapped Reichstag 1969 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiErDm62E4

Wall of Oil Barrels – The Iron Curtain 1970

Runnin Fence – 1976

Surrounded Island – http://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/surrounded-islands

The Umrellas, Japan- USA  1984-1991 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiagfGqs2Yc

Now we an admire one of the most interesting project by Christo The London Mastaba for Serpentine Lake, project for Hyde Park London. He created the sculpture’s floating platform which is is being made of polyethylene cubes anchored to the lakebed with weighted anchors. The total weight is 600 metric tons. Mastaba is known a type of ancient Egyptian tomb (Eternal house or House of Eternity) in the form of rectangular structure with inward sloping sides, with a flat-roofed, constructed out of mud-bricks. Worthy to think about interpretation of this project. Christo said: All interpretations accepted”. This monumental block in form of trapezoid with all barrels painted red/ blue and mauve can activate our curiosity. Especially this invisbile sctructure is very important, that’s way we see lightly and floatting sculpture. It’s amazing that this multicoloured project bringed on so many interpretation… Worth to visit this place at different times of the day, your interpretation can depends of light, perspective, weather. For me, it’s a symbol of natural passing time Worthy to think about interpretation of this project. Christo said: All interpretations accepted”. This monumental block in form of trapezoid with all barrels painted red/ blue and mauve can activate our curiosity. Especially this invisbile sctructure is very important, that’s way we see lightly and floatting sculpture. It’s amazing that this multicoloured project bringed on so many interpretation… Worth to visit this place at different times of the day, your interpretation can depends of light, perspective, weather. For me it’s a symbol of natural passing time in refers to term The Mastaba. On the other hand presents fluidity of time, like waves on the water. I’m really interested, what’s your interpretation?

 

 

‘‘We want to create works of art of joy and beauty, which we will build because we believe it will be beautiful.’’

Jeanne Claude

 

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Powracam do Was z moimi letnimi inspiracjami! Tym razem jest to głęboka czerwień, chodź ta miłość trwa zdecydowanie bardzo długo! Postawiłam na kontrast granatu i czerwieni, to coś co zdecydowanie przypadło mi do gustu. Czerwień bez wątpienia potrafi zdziałać cuda w letnich stylizacjach. Poniżej kilka prac artystów takich jak Joseph Kosuth czy Raymond Parker, to właśnie ich prace chodzą mi po głowie tego miesiąca, za sprawą tej głębokiej czerwieni. Szczególnie cenię sobie prace Josepha, który za sprawą sztuki konceptualnej bawi się z publicznością a tym samym zachęca ją do do myślenia nad tym co tak naprawę widzi odbiorca…

Czerwień zawsze!


I’m coming back with my summer inspirations! This time I chose deep red colour, although this love lasts from really long time! I decided for contrast between navy blue and deep red, this combination definitely appealed to me. The red colour can works wonder, especially in many summers outfits. You can find below a few examples of art who inspired me during this month. Works by Joseph Kosuth or Raymond Parker cause that I’m thinking about these works all the time! Especially conceptual art by Joseph is close to my heart, in result his audience is involved in perception his art. It’s kind of play with audience in the art’s gallery.

Red is always a good idea!

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JOSEPH KOSUTH


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JOHN CEDASTROM


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CHANEL HIGH WAIST RED LINEN SKIRT


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BARRY ORETSKY


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CRIS GIANAKOS


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ZBIGNIEW BLAJERSKI


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RAYMOND PARKER


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SKYLER GREY


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ADAM WALLACAVAGE


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BEIGE LOVE

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VALENTINO, 1980s


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Victoria Beckham


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JUNYA-WATANABE


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Emilio Pucci


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Chloé


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Bode Museum Part I

 

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Time for my squareshoots from Bode Museum. The museum was designed by Erns von Ihne and completed in 1904. is one of the group of museums on the Museum Island in Berlin. Wilhelm von Bode was the first curator in this museum and for this reason building was renamed in his honour in 1956. Neo-baroque architecture and place on the Spree river is very impressive. Erns von Ihne was a German architect which, his best works are: Prussian Royal Library in Berlin, Kawalera palace in Poland, Bode Museum or Neuer Marstall in Berlin. Wilhelm von Bode who believed in mixing art collections, appointed diersified collection with sculptures from Byzantium and Ravenna, sculptures of the Middle Ages, the Italian Gothic, and the early Renaissance. Also works represented by Tilman Riemenschneider, the south German Renaissance, and Prussian Baroque. We can be integrate with into the collection like a concept William von Bode in which sculptures, crafts, paintings are viewed together as in upper in upper middle-class private collections. Below are my a few squareshoots from museum interior.

 

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Andreas Schlüter, Putto with Drum, Mask and Garland of flowers, sandstone, 1711


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Andreas Schlüter, Amphitrite, sandstone, 1711


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Statue of the Goddess Ivherbu or of Princess Edeleyo, 16th,17th century, copper, Nigeria


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Andrea della Robbia, Saint Dorothy, 1500


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Head of an Oba, 16th century, bronze, Nigeria


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Reliquary Bust of a Bishop, 1520, oak and polychromy, Belgium

The sculpture of a bishop still contains two saintly relics : a fragment of a skull in the head and piece of a rib in the chest under the crystal.


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Memento mori, 1520, ivory, Paris


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Joseph Chinard, Madame Récamier, 1803, Paris


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Venus and Cupid, 16th century, marble

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POSTCARD FROM 1913

 

I want to stell You about very magical place in the Volkspark Friedrichshain in Berlin. The Märchenbrunnen – it’s just fountain of fairy tales. Unfortunately off spring-summer season we can’t see all beautiful sculptures in the Park but summer times will be the most convenient term for visit this place. The fountain of fairy tales designed by german architect Ludwig Hoffmann. He was very popular architect in Germany, also he designed important buildings in Berlin like: Märkisches Museum, with Alfred Messel the built version of the Pergamon Museum, Altes Stadthaus and much more. More over he was an author of many bridges, fountains or private villas. The main part of this complex are one large and nine small fountains. If You will here in sunny season all sculptures will expose for visitors. We can see there fairy tale characters like frogs, turles, Puss in boots, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and much more which are made of sandstone and limestone. All sculptures was created by Georg Vrba. Very impressive are sculptures above the arcade, there is a complete gallery with animal’s sculptures from folk history and literary tales. One of the interesting fact is a situation when sculptures dissappeared after Word War II. Foud them in 1950 behind a high wall of one of the gardens (Friedrichshain) Unlickily sculptures were in a damaged condition. Photo below.

When it comes about fashion I chose polka dots! In my opinion polka dots are so timeless in fashion for every woman. Also I love puffed sleeves and combinations with puffed sleeves and polka dots is bull’s-eye! It’s a Tie-front blouse and we can we can tie a bow or knot. Further I have my old friend- classic black coat. My frosting on the cake is a small bag with a embroidered red flowers. Her shape is really interesting.

 

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Photo from   blog.visitBerlin.com 

Berlin, Märchenbrunnen, Skulpturen

1950

 

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Large stone bowl which is decorated with sculptures of dog’s heads.


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