quinta-feira, 6 de julho de 2006

The Laughing Head

Mr. David Hensel is an artist in dismay. He labored away for two months to carve a laughing head, a sculpture that was to be a part of the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. But when he saw a preview of his work on display, he wasn’t laughing.

The sculpture was packed separately from its base to protect it during shipment, and so arrived at the academy in two parts - the laughing head and the plinth (the support where the head rests). The judging panel assumed the two pieces were separate submissions and decided the support was better.

You can judge for yourself. The images below show the original sculpture, and the plinth as it was displayed at the Academy, complete with the little piece of wood that would supposedly hold the real sculpture.


As with most things in the art world, aesthetics, reason, and common sense are as important as having a parachute on the Titanic. It’s a bit like drawing masterful pieces that aren’t worth shit, and then selling ugly distorted paintings for obscene amounts of money. No, wait a minute! I think that one is called Picasso.

6 comentários:

Patricia disse...

Ainda bem que a família Picasso não lê o teu blog...

Anónimo disse...

Pois, a fazer blogs destes não sobra tempo para mais nada, não é maninho?
Cristy

Krippmeister disse...

Pois, podia passar os dias inteiros à frente do computador, ligado ao soro e sentado num penico para conseguir fazer sites para toda a gente, mas em vez disso escolho ter um blog... Como consigo viver com isso na consciência é impossivel de enteder.

Hexagonista disse...

Oh, whatever!! Keep on with your bilingual blog. They're all jealous, that's all.
I prefer the Head to the little wood thingy, though.

Alexandre Dias Pinto disse...

Muito interessante. Vejo que temos uma paixão em comum: a arte.
Bom post. Não conhecia o artista. O blogue é excelente e fala de coisas aque valem mito a pena.

Krippmeister disse...

Bem vindos ao Krippart e obrigado pelas vossas opiniões.