Category - Art

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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...

Imam/o Problem (I/We Have a Problem), Primož Zorko

6th Biennial of Slovene Visual...

Here are a dozen shots from the 6th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications, which opened last night at the National Gallery here in Ljubljana. The exhibit, which runs through November 24, includes 249 pieces of what the Brumen Foundation...

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Map on Car Hood, Crafted by Bullet Holes

This is VIP Car: Balkan Motif, a 2013 ‘site-specific altered object’ by Kiev-based artist Volodymyr Kuznetsov. And yes, that is a map of the former Yugoslavia, crafted by bullet holes, on the hood. What’s left of the BMW is...