Whether friendly or fierce, sublime or surreal, animals have captivated the imagination of artists in every place and time. But the style inaugurated by Manuel Jimenez in Mexico’s Oaxaca region is a particularly compelling combination of wooden carved fantasy creatures and strong, painted designs. Oaxacan folk art is […]
Pablo Picasso’s daughter Paloma once said: ‘We had a menagerie in the house. My father was like St. Francis of Assisi – animals couldn’t resist his aura.’ The Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramicist had an enduring love of the animal kingdom.
Joe Fafard, an internationally renowned sculptor and a favourite son of the Canadian West, died this weekend at his home in Saskatchewan. He brought a unique set of Prairie sculptures to almost every major Canadian city, the most famous his Running Horses outside the National Gallery of Canada.
Korean artist Seo Young-Deok is a metalsmith and sculptor who creates hyper-realistic sculptures of the human body made with welded iron or stainless steel chains. He uses parts from bicycles and industrial machinery for the life-size works.
In today’s Quick Hit, consider American sculptor Tony Matelli, who incorporates fruits, vegetables, cold cuts and other forms in his works, resulting in unorthodox objects that are both unsettling and comical.
Contemporary American sculptor and visual artist Willie Cole created this huge board with black lawn jockeys for chessmen to turn around a negative stereotype.