It’s been over a month since our last post featuring a slideshow. As I spelled out in that one, my bloghost (WordPress) seems to have cut down on the size of the pictures in the style of slideshow I was using, so I was trying a different type. That worked out okay but I think today I’ll go back to the old style, even though the pictures still look too small — but maybe that’s just me.
The subject matter is a series of ultra-realistic sculptures created by a talented artist named Ron Mueck. His creations are amazingly lifelike, but he purposely makes them smaller – or larger – than the real thing. (So people won’t start talking to them?) If you’d like to know more, here’s an article about him.
Joe Gaeta & Cengiz Yaltkaya – “Almost Real”
Is is just me, or are the Olympics not as big a deal as they used to be? Maybe it just seems that way, but it is easy to see why. For years there has been a lot of discussion about how difficult it is to keep the good stuff a secret until it can be shown on prime-time TV, and this time around I don’t think they’re even trying. After all, anyone with a TV, computer, tablet, or phone can pretty much see who is going for the gold, silver, or bronze any time they feel like it.
Our slideshow today features a different way of going for the bronze. Bronze sculptures have been around for thousands of years, and continue to be a popular medium for artists. Below are pictures of some interesting examples.
Boston Pops Orchestra – “Olympic Fanfare And Theme”
Regular visitors to the ol’ GMC will know that we occasionally feature a slideshow of unusual sculptures, a variety of art that has always interested me. In the past we’ve shown sculptures created in everything from cheese to sand to ice, but today’s subject has a different focus. The objects in the pictures below are made from a lot of different types of material, but they all have one thing in common — they’re quirky and funny.
Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra – “Humoresque”