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exhibition inspiration

Colombian Gold

Pectoral, 13th–16th century Colombia; Sonso Gold

Pectoral, 13th–16th century Colombia; Sonso Gold. [Link]

Headdress frontal, 1st–7th century Colombia; Yotoco Gold

Headdress frontal, 1st–7th century Colombia; Yotoco Gold. [Link]

Costumed figure pendant, 1st–7th century Colombia; Tolima Gold

Costumed figure pendant, 1st–7th century Colombia; Tolima Gold. [Link]

Bird Pendant, 10th–16th century Colombia; Tairona Gold

Bird Pendant, 10th–16th century Colombia; Tairona Gold. [Link]

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http://www.nemosto.net/44.html

Funerary mask, Calima-Malagana, gold alloy, 100BC–AD400

Funerary mask, Calima-Malagana, gold alloy, 100BC–AD400

Bird pectoral, Popayan, gold alloy, AD900–1600

Bird pectoral, Popayan, gold alloy, AD900–1600.

 

There are beautiful works in the ‘Beyond El Dorado power and gold in ancient Colombia‘ exhibition at the British Museum which closes 23rd March, so go see it now! I was told off for taking pictures but the catalogue is really worth getting.

 

 

inspiration

彩虹眷村 – Rainbow Village in Taichung, Taiwan

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Photos by Wei-Lang Shih from here found via P.E.G. Village painted by Rainbow Grandpa (彩虹爺爺)! Background information here.

 

inspiration

Paracas textiles

Detailed of embroidered paracas mantle

http://kids.britannica.com/elementary/art-34838/Detail-of-embroidered-Paracas-mantle-300-100-BC-in-the

Paracas Textiles

http://www.picturesofrecord.com/paracas%20textiles020.htm

Border with fringe

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/border-10/

Border with pampas cats

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/mantle-border/

Trophy head border

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/border-5/

Unfinished border

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/border-2/

Brown mantle fragment

http://www.paracas.se/en/mantle/mantle-fragment/

Paracas textile

http://www.paracas.se/en/mantle/179/ 

inspiration

South African Fertility Figures

Zulu-male-figures-(udoli)-wearing-imitsha-made-by-Hluphekile-MaMchunu-Zuma-1990.-Photo-by-Action-Photos

Zulu male figures (udoli) wearing imitsha made by Hluphekile MaMchunu Zuma 1990. Photo by Action Photos. Collection Frank Jolles.

Zulu-clay-doll-(udoli)-Photo-by-Hershel-Mair

Zulu clay doll (udoli) Photo by Hershel Mair. Collection SAM.

Zulu-male-figure-(udoli)-Photo-by-Action-Photos-Collection-Frank-Jolles

Zulu male figure (udoli) Photo by Action Photos. Collection Frank Jolles.

Tonga-child-figures.-Collection-K

Tonga child figures. Collection K. Nel KN/T/3 – 4

Zulu-woman-figures-(udoli)-made-by-Hluphekile-MaMchunu-Zuma-1989.-Photo-by-Action-Photos

Zulu woman figures (udoli) made by Hluphekile MaMchunu Zuma 1989. Photo by Action Photos. Collection Frank Jolles.

Ovakwanyama,-child-from-the-palm-fruit.-Collection-WITS-SFB-94.16

Ovakwanyama, child from the palm fruit. Collection WITS-SFB 94.16.02.

South-Sotho-clay-doll-collected-by-Revd-Ellenberger-pre-1870

South Sotho clay doll collected by Revd Ellenberger pre 1870. Collection Museum of Mankind, London.

Scans from Evocations of the Child: Fertility figures of the southern African region.

 

inspiration

Kahn & Selesnick

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/antiquities-details-and-still-lifes/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/further-adventures-photos-from-the-bog/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/further-adventures-photos-from-the-bog/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/sculptures/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/

Kahn & Selesnick

Kahn & Selesnick via Petrus Paulus’ Merle et Miette pinterest board

inspiration

Max Ernst – Sculptures and Jewellery

Max-Ernst-with-his-collection-of-Kachina-dolls-on-the-terrace-of-Peggy-Guggenheims-brownstone.-NYC-1942

Max-Ernst-France-1965

Max-Ernst-Sculptures-Sedona-Arizona-1948

Max-Ernst-and-Dorothea-Tanning-in-Sedona-Arizona-1948

 Max Ernst "Tete Grillage" 23k gold 1959

 Max Ernst "Tete" 23k gold 1959

 Max Ernst "Les Deux" 23k gold 1959-60

 Max Ernst "Poissons" 23k gold 1961

 Max Ernst "Egyptienne" 23k gold 1959-60

 Max Ernst "Tete A Cornes" 23k gold 1959-60

Via MONDOBLOGO here and here.

inspiration mask

Sanxingdui 三星堆

Sanxingdui bronze mask

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui bronze mask

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui bronze mask with protruding pupils

Sanxingdui bronze mask with protruding pupils

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui flanged bronze mask with protruding pupils

Sanxingdui flanged bronze mask with protruding pupils

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui bronze mask

http://www.chinavtour.com/china/tours/photos/227

Sanxingdui gold mask

http://english.china.com/zh_cn/culture_history/news/11020710/20080730/14998770.html

Bronze kneeling figure in Sanxingdui Museum

Bronze kneeling figure in Sanxingdui Museum – http://www.chinatourguide.com/chengdu/sanxingdui_museum.html

Jade Sculpture Peeking Dragon Sanxingdui Jade MaskJade Sculpture Peeking Dragon Sanxingdui Jade Mask

http://www.amazon.com/Jade-Sculpture-Peeking-Dragon-Sanxingdui/dp/B002UH1X48

Many extensive photo galleries of Chinese art by Gary Todd here.

inspiration

Li Hongbo 李洪波

Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo

1 & 2: http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/artists/li-hongbo/

3 & 4: http://www.designboom.com/art/flexible-honeycomb-paper-sculptures-by-li-hongbo/

“Paper—you can never predict what it will become in the end.” Li Hongbo 李洪波

inspiration

Maritta Tapanainen

Maritta Tapanainen  Eye of The Beholder, 2010 Paper collage , 15 x 17 1:4

Eye of The Beholder. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen  Milky Way, 2010 Paper collage , 15 x 37 inches

Milky Way. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen  Observed, 2011 Paper collage , 8 x 9 1:4 inches

Observed. 2011

Maritta Tapanainen  Sensors, 2010 Paper collage , 10 1:2 x 14 inches

Sensors. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen Carnival, 2009 Paper collage, 7 1:4 x 12 inches

Carnival. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen Dark Euphoria, 2009 Paper collage 8 x 11 inches

Dark Euphoria. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen Elohopea, 2009 Paper collage 9 x 13 inches

Elohopea. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen Frontera, 2010 Paper collage 15 x 17 1:4 inches

Frontera. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen Origin, 2010 Paper collage, 13 x 15 1:2 inches

Origin. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen Out There, 2009 Paper collage 24 x 33 1:2 inches

Out There. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen via 50watts

inspiration

Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa Life magazine feature 1954

Ruth Asawa, Life magazine feature, 1954

 Ruth Asawa in her studio. San Francisco 1959

Ruth Asawa in her studio. San Francisco 1959

Ruth Asawa's living room 1970's

Ruth Asawa’s living room 1970’s

 Ruth Asawa The living room ceiling at the Asawa-Lanier home. 1990s

The living room ceiling at the Asawa-Lanier home. 1990s

 Ruth and her children at home. 1957

Ruth and her children at home. 1957

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