Wednesday, December 16, 2009

more real than real

Take this, Madame Tussaud:

These sculptures are almost more realistic than people, so why not take Picasso's famous flattened space and make it 'more realistic', too:


Blogger Jimmy Bastard said...

I must admit to a certain admiration for the artist Ron Mueck and his most remarkable attention to detail.

16/12/09 4:17 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Jimmy: I think they're all pretty amazing in a creepy sort of way and since Jamie Salmon is local, I'm going to find out if there's somewhere I can see his work.

16/12/09 5:20 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

The video is pretty amazing it brings the horror to life! Thanks Andrea, the music in it was cool too :) The sculptures are pretty insane :D

16/12/09 6:39 p.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

2D art just can't compete in terms of creating the powerful reaction that 3D can instill in us. I've heard some critics argue that Mueck is all spectacle and no substance, I don't think so, I love it and also love the video of a 3D Guernica.

18/12/09 10:19 a.m.  
Blogger Kelly said...

Wow. I found the hyper-realistic sculptures more fascinating than Body Worlds.

19/12/09 10:19 a.m.  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

Wow, that wax figure is unnerving. Liked the video, too.

19/12/09 3:36 p.m.  
Blogger Hayden said...

Blown away by the sculpture.

Hesitated a long time before clicking play on Guernica, wasn't at all sure I wanted to see the horror in 3D. WAsn't as bad as I feared. To my surprise, I think the flattened original conveys more horror... perhaps the literal "flatness" of death and destruction is horrifying because it so clearly speaks to the loss and lack of meaning in war... the barbarism.

20/12/09 4:16 p.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

I've always been entranced by the power of Guernica, but seeing it in 3-D was a fascinating experience and, for me at least, increased the impact.

21/12/09 12:39 p.m.  
Blogger zIggI said...

Merry Christmas to you and Yours Andrea! I so enjoy your blog and Art or should that be Art and blog :) (even when I don't comment) and I have your Tree Calendar to enjoy for the whole of 2010 - thank you!

22/12/09 1:31 a.m.  
Blogger Malc said...

I didn't think it possible to be moved as much by Guernica as the first time I saw it, but here we are.
Thanks Andrea and Happy Christmas

23/12/09 2:32 p.m.  

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