1950’s Vintage Lawn furniture

I have a secret obsession for old metal patio furniture.  The colors tended to be  powders and pale pallates or an electric neon pallate.  They tended to have the beautiful doily pattern backs, or incorporated a paisley or a floral print cushion. here are a few beautiful examples of that vintage furniture.

Jan Kempenaers Futuristic Architecture Photos

Antwerp based Photographer Jan Kempenaers’ series Spomenik is a mysterious collection of photos of futuristic monuments throughout former Yugoslavia. The massive structures that he has found and documented were all constructed during the communist regime.  Each  structure was made to give the people of Yugoslavia an identity for a productive future, but with national violence the structures have gone into neglect.

Recycled Metal Art

reSculpted.com

 

reSculpted.com is an online gallery of contemporary art created by artist Lynn Donoghue. These avant-garde, rust-art jewelry pieces and wall-hanging sculptures are available for purchase, display, or viewing (contact us for more information). Lynn is located in Arlington, Massachusetts, which is in the greater Boston area.

Lynn Donoghue majored in art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been a professional graphic artist for 35 years.

During the first half of her career, Lynn was a weaver and fiber artist. However, her growing collection of rust art edged out her work in these other mediums. It all started with a pile of interesting shaped and colored metal pieces that Lynn had found on the streets of Cambridge. Some of the pieces were faces. So, instead of keeping them in a pile, Lynn started to arrange them into “critters”: 3-dimensional figures with demeanors and stances. Lynn’s venture into rusted, industrial, recycled-art wall sculptures had begun.

In time, Lynn created some pieces that were much too small for the wall sculptures or had no way of being attached to the wood. She then began crafting them into necklaces. At this point, Lynn moved her abstract, modern art into the direction of wearable art and jewelry.

The oddity of door hardware

Words can not describe these doorknobs, all unique in there own right!

Alberto Giacometti

A Swiss Sculptor, painter and printmaker his iconic dark creepy elongated froms that were all made from bronze casts.   Starting in the 20’s sculpting from life he grew bored and started working strictly on imagination. This time in his life he was catching a great deal attention from the surrealist movement of artist and by the 30’s he had established a large network of dealers and currators. In 1948, an exhibit of his latest sculptures was mounted in New York, and immediately, his odd formed humans took their place as Twentieth-century icons. From then on any exhibit of modern art included sculptures by Giacometti. In 1955, a major retrospective of his career was put on at the Guggenheim, in New York. In 1962, he won the grand prize for sculpture at the Venice Bieniale. Three years later he won the French Government’s Grand Prix National des Arts. His fame was now worldwide. In July 2010 his life size statue of a man walking sold for 65 million pounds at a sotheby’s auction which was a world record for the most expensive piece of art sold at auction.