Tuesday, October 21, 2014

San Simeone Piccolo

Church of San Simeone Piccolo, Grand Canal, Venice
Church of San Simeone Piccolo, Santa Croce
Seen from the Canal Grande (Grand Canal)
Venice, September 2012

Monday, October 20, 2014

Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine Pavilion 2014 designed by Smiljan Radić
Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens
London, September 2014

“The 2014 Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić. A semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that resembles a shell and rests on large quarry stones, this year’s Pavilion occupies 350 square metres of the Serpentine’s lawn and is home to and inspiration for the Park Nights series of events.”
(Serpentine Pavilion 2014, Serpentine Galleries)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rue de la Gaîté

Montparnasse Rue de la Gaîté Théâtre, mural by Loren Munk, rue de la Gaité, boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris
“Montparnasse, Rue de la Gaîté, Theatre”, by Loren Munk, 1993
Rue de la Gaité / boulevard Edgar Quinet
Montparnasse, 14e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“The artist Loren Munk is known for his cubistic paintings that combine urban imagery with exhaustive historic research, complex systems of thinking and painterly finesse. Since his SoHo debut in 1981, Munk has overseen an international career that includes exhibitions throughout the United States as well as Brazil, France and Germany. Most recently, Munk has been producing a series of paintings that tackle the subject of art itself through a historical and diagrammatic lens. In addition to his studio work, Munk is also a writer and curator. In his role as the Uber-chronicler of the New York art scene, Munk is known by his alias, James Kalm. Through his famed online video program, The Kalm Report, Munk tours artist's studios, gallery exhibits and art world events throughout New York City.”
(Loren Munk, Freight + Volume)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Deadly Nightshade

“Deadly Nightshade” by Julian Wild, 2014
Bishopgate, City of London
London, September 2014

“A sculpture called Deadly Nightshade will soon be creeping up the wall of NatWest bank’s flagship branch in the Square Mile. The artist who created the five metre-high “psychedelic man-made weed” said he hopes it will encourage City workers to look up from the Bishopsgate pavement. Julian Wild sculpted the 150kg work in his Dalston studio. It is made from stainless steel with two stems made to look as thought they are climbing up the grey brickwork.”
(‘Deadly Nightshade’ sculpture, London Evening Standard)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Giovanni delle Bande Nere

Giovanni delle Bande Nere by Baccio Bandinelli, piazza San Lorenzo, Florence
Monument to Giovanni delle Bande Nere by Baccio Bandinelli, 1540
Piazza San Lorenzo
Florence, October 2013

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Paleys upon Pilers

Paleys upon Pilers by Studio Weave, Aldgate, London
“Paleys upon Pilers” by Studio Weave, 2012
Aldgate / Aldgate High Street
London, September 2014

“Paleys upon Pilers is an intricate timber palace perched on pillars that marks the spot of Aldgate and commemorates its most distinguished resident, Geoffrey Chaucer. It also celebrates the gateway from the City of London to the Olympic Park for the London Festival of Architecture 2012.”
(Paleys upon Pilers, Studio Weave)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Skaters on a Bridge

Roller skaters, Pont Saint-Louis, Paris
Roller skaters, Pont Saint-Louis
4e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014