An Artsy Table Setting

An Artsy Table Setting

“The Theater of Disappearance” by Adrián Villar Rojas. In this installation on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artist takes as his material objects in the museum’s collections which were 3D scanned and digitally reproduced. The sixteen sculptures in the installation incorporate nearly one hundred replicas of objects – selected from a wide variety of time periods and cultures and reconfigured as amalgamations – as well as figures engaging with the art and, occasionally, signs of everyday life, such as food, animals and furniture.

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The Theater of Disappearance

The Theater of Disappearance

One of the sculptures in the installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art “The Theater of Disappearance” by Adrián Villar Rojas. This sculpture is alledgedly based on a selfportrait by the artist.

A Man of Steel

A Man of Steel

Sculpture “The Guardians: Superhero, 2013” by Antonio Pio Saracino, commissioned by Three Bryant Park; Verizon Plaza, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York City.

The Gate

The Gate

“The Gate” a larger than life sculpture made from Tiger bamboo by the Sakai-based bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsay IV at the exhibit Japanese Bamboo Art in the Metropolitan Museum today July 27, 2017.

Innocent Delight

Innocent Delight

Statuette in the Fragrance Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

An Ancient General and Horse

An Ancient General and Horse

“Horse and Unarmed General” Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.) on display at the Metropolitan Museum of art’s exhibit “The Age of Empires” The figures were excavated in 1977 at the mausoleum complex of Qin Shihuangdi, Linton, Shaanxi Province and are part of 3000 terracotta soldiers. Tomorrow July 16 is the last day of this exhibit. Don’t miss it if you have a chance to go!

An Ancient Musician

An Ancient Musician

“Female Musician Playing Chimes” – Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 9) This very animated and life-like girl was one of my favorite figures on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “The Age of Empires”

An Ancient Beast

An Ancient Beast

“Horse and Groom” from the Eastern Han dynasty (A.D. 25-220) on display at the Metropolitan Museum of art in the exhibit “The Age of Empires”. This large bronze sculpture illustrates one of the magnificent beasts, characterized by an arching neck, firm legs and stocky haunches, that Han diplomate Zhang Qian discovered in Dawan, an ancient kingdom in Modern Uzbekistan. The horse’s pointed ears and flared nostrils exude vigor.

Waiting for a Story

Waiting for a Story

Hans Christian Andersen sculpture near the Sailboat Pond in Central Park.

Prometheus and the Ballerina

Prometheus and the Ballerina

Prometheus and Jeff Koons’ “Seated Ballerina” inflatable sculpture at Rockefeller Center.

The Elephant in the Garden

The Elephant in the Garden

A giant African elephant lurks in the shrubbery of the United Nations sculpture garden. The 11-foot tall, 7,000-pound bronze sculpture was a gift from Kenya, Namibia and Nepal to the UN and was created by a Bulgarian sculptor known as Mihail by casting a tranquilized wild elephant on a Kenyan ranch.

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

A guard watches over “Night” by Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) and “The Burghers of Calais” by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Life Imitates Art

Life Imitates Art

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) and a lady writing in her diary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; from my archive, 2009.

A Central Park Predator

A Central Park Predator

A crouching panther high up on a rock in Central Park looking down on passing creatures. “The Still Hunt” by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907)

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

Fragmentary colossal marble head of a youth; Greek. Hellenistic period. 2nd century B.C. Discovered at Pergamon, on upper terrace of gymnasium. Metropolitan Museum of Art, lent by Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Looking Up

Looking Up

“Looking Up” by Tom Friedman (height: 33.3 feet) with in the background 432 Park Avenue, (height: 1396 feet) currently the tallest residential skyscraper in New York City.

A Flock of Blue Birds

A Flock of Blue Birds

“Air Pressure”, a kinetic sculptural installation created by the Toronto-based artist collective Studio F Minus. It consists of over 175 animated fabric forms in the shape of birds. In order to create the naturalistic effect of flying, the wings of each bird move independently in a flapping motion, responding to internal air pressure fluctuations, inflating and deflating by electronic timers switching fans on and off inside each bird; Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.

High Above the Westside Highway

High Above the Westside Highway

“Mermaid” by Liz Craft at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Unaware

Unaware

An unsuspecting man unaware of what’s following behind him (Le Guichet (1963) by Alexander Calder) at Lincoln Center.

Mesmerized by Man

Mezmerised by Man

Bronze statue of a man, Greek, Hellenistic, mid 2nd-1st century B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Lucretia Had Enough

Lucretia Had Enough

Ignored by cellphone obsessed tourists, Lucretia (by Philippe Bertrand) stabs herself as Marsyas (by Balthasar Permoser ) cries out in anguish at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Diana Strikes Again

Diana Strikes Again

The other ladies avert their eyes as Diana aims her arrow at an unsuspecting art critic at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Diverted Attentions

Diverted Attentions

The poor Roman Athlete is not able to get noticed by the young ladies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Priestess Patienly Awaits Her Admirers

The Priestess Patiently Awaits Her Admirers

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Diana Strikes Back

Diana Strikes Back

Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, tired of the masses taking selfies with her, aims her arrow at an unsuspecting tourist in The Metropolitan Museum.

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean

“The Golden Mean” by Carole A. Feuerman. This monumental sculpture is an icon for the strength and resilience of the human spirit, for achieving the impossible, and for the struggle of survival. It is part of a series of swimmers and bathers Feuerman began working on in the late 1970’s.
Peekskill, NY.

 

Kongo Power

Kongo Power

Power Figures, Kongo peoples, 19th Century; Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens.

A Predator’s Perspective

A crouching panther high up on a rock in Central Park looking down on passing creatures. "The Still Hunt" by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907)

A crouching panther high up on a rock in Central Park looking down on passing creatures.
“The Still Hunt” by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907)


Olympus E=P1 with the m.Zuiko 14-42mm lens.

Taking Note

Writer in The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.

Writer in The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.


Sony RX100 III

Little People

Little People from The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.

Little People from The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.


Sony RX100 III

An Art Pile

"Big Clay #4" by Urs Fisher in front of the Seagram Building on Park Avenue.

“Big Clay #4” by Urs Fisher in front of the Seagram Building on Park Avenue.


Fujifilm X100T

A Lady and her Jester

"Head of a Woman" 1906 and "The Jester" 1905; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

“Head of a Woman” 1906 and “The Jester” 1905; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


Sony RX100 III

Picasso’s Women of War seen from the opposite side.

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress - sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA. (One always gets a different perspective when viewing things from the other side - compare with yesterday's post)

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress – sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.
(One always gets a different perspective when viewing things from the other side – compare with yesterday’s post)


Sony RX100 III

Picasso’s Women of War

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress - sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress – sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


Sony RX100 III

Nosy Women

Women by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

Women by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


Sony RX100 III

Women According To Picasso

"Bust of a Woman" and "Head of a Woman" by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

“Bust of a Woman” and “Head of a Woman” by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


Sony RX100 III

Stony-Faced

Seen on East 80th street in New York City.

Seen on East 80th street in New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

The Warped World of Santiago Calatrava

Sculpture "S5" by architect Santiago Calatrava on Park Avenue.

Sculpture “S5” by architect Santiago Calatrava on Park Avenue.


Fujifilm X100T (A collage of 6 frames merged in Photoshop)

Adam

Tourists enjoy themselves with "Adam", a sculpture by Fernando Botero  at the Time-Warner Center

Tourists enjoy themselves with “Adam”, a sculpture by Fernando Botero at the Time-Warner Center


Olympus E-M5 with a m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

Stone-Faced at Rockefeller Center

Detail of Thomas Houseago’s  sculpture "Masks (Pentagon)" on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City

Detail of Thomas Houseago’s sculpture “Masks (Pentagon)” on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City


Fujifilm X100T

The Dreamer

"Sleeping Boy" French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and  "Skull Hook" (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men's ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

“Sleeping Boy” French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and “Skull Hook” (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men’s ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

An Angel At St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew"s church on Park Avenue

St. Bartholomew”s church on Park Avenue


Ricoh GR

A Thinker At The Library

A pensive winged sculpture at  the base of one of the flagpoles on the east terrace of New York Public Library. The bronze flagpole bases were created by Raffaele Menconi and the Tiffany Studios

A pensive winged sculpture at the base of one of the flagpoles on the east terrace of New York Public Library.
The bronze flagpole bases were created by Raffaele Menconi and the Tiffany Studios


Fujifilm X100T

Chilled Out At The Hilton

Jim Dine's  nude "Looking Toward the Avenue" at the Hilton hotel on 53rd St. Sixth Avenue, New York.

Jim Dine’s nude “Looking Toward the Avenue” at the Hilton hotel on 53rd St. Sixth Avenue, New York.


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens

Danger…..

A crouching panther about to spring upon its prey. Edward Kemeys (1843-1907), sculptor. M. J. Power, Bronze founder. Central Park, New York City

A crouching panther about to spring upon its prey.
Edward Kemeys (1843-1907), sculptor.
M. J. Power, Bronze founder.
Central Park, New York City


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

A Governor’s Island Safari

"Achilles - A Touch of Modern" by Hector Orellana, Josette Matthew, Viviana Agudelo & Ariel Mejia. Achilles was created to raise awareness of the dwindling population of the West African giraffe. It is part of the FIGMENT Project. Governor's Island, New York City.

“Achilles – A Touch of Modern” by Hector Orellana, Josette Matthew, Viviana Agudelo & Ariel Mejia.
Achilles was created to raise awareness of the dwindling population of the West African giraffe. It is part of the FIGMENT Project.
Governor’s Island, New York City.

Canon S100

A Cyclone on Park Avenue

Cyclone Twist (2013) by Alice Aycock. (Painted aluminum 27' high x 15' diameter) part of this year's Exhibitions on Park Avenue.

Cyclone Twist (2013) by Alice Aycock. (Painted aluminum 27′ high x 15′ diameter) part of this year’s Exhibitions on Park Avenue.


Olympus E-M5 with a Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens, converted to BW in Silver Efex pro2

Winter at The Secret Garden

Fountain at the Central Park Conservatory Garden during a snow storm. It is a memorial tribute to Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of the children's classics The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Fountain at the Central Park Conservatory Garden during a snow storm. It is a memorial tribute to Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of the children’s classics The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy.


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens

A Wintry Embrace

Romeo and Juliet in a snow storm in Central Park, New York City.

Romeo and Juliet in a snow storm in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus TG-1

The Boxer and the Art Critics

"Boxer at Rest" , Greek, Hellenistic period, late 4th–2nd century B.C.

“Boxer at Rest” , Greek, Hellenistic period, late 4th–2nd century B.C.


Panasonic G3 with the Leica DG Summilux 25mm/f1.4 lens.