Category - Art

Venus snoozing in Medellin's Botero Plaza

The World’s Coolest Square: 49 Photos...

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t didn’t take me long to decide that Botero Plaza was among my favorite public gathering places in the world. And that’s only partly because it’s the eponymous square of one my favorite contemporary artists. Situated...

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Lüftlmalerei, or Air Painting in Bavaria:...

I mentioned Lüftlmalerei, or Air Painting, in my 68 Hours in Garmisch-Partenkirken Notebook post yesterday, but feel it needs a little further explanation. And more examples. Lüftlmalerei refers to the colorful frescoes that are commonly seen...

Hand (Mano) by Fernando Botero

Botero’s Hand

To celebrate Piran Café’s 50th (!) straight Pic du Jour, I thought I’d give myself a hand. This is Mano, or Hand, by Fernando Botero, one of 23 sculptures by the Colombian artist that sit in his eponymous square in Medellin. It’s a very...

Siu i Moana I, Dame Robin White / Ruha Fifita, 2011

Robin White, Across the Pacific

This is Siu i Moana I by Robin White, one of three pieces by the New Zealand artist that were part of the exhibit Kermadec – art across the Pacific at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC) in Santiago, Chile, the first half of last...