Though José Guadalupe Posada died over a century ago, the apparitions in his art still haunt the world. Posada was a cartoonist, and his work reached a fever pitch just as the Mexican revolution was beginning.
Art (literally) comes in all shapes, sizes, mediums, and perspectives. Similarly, public art fulfills a variety of purposes: it brings color to dark cities, visually comments on important social issues, creates conversation…
This short film by shows a young boy whose world suddenly becomes larger when a bridge is added to connect his island to the mainland. With it comes change, separation, and movement– he has to decide whether or not to stay home a boy or to venture out into the world as a man.
Source: Lucky Treehouse Productions
At the Summer Exhibition, thousands of pieces of art drape the walls, carefully pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. Various rooms house art of all mediums—sculptures, paintings, media and statues—each with a different theme. As a tradition, “restorative” beef stew is served during the hanging, and unlike most exhibitions, people are able to purchase the art that they admire.
The Droste effect is also known as mise en abyme, or more simply, “a picture within a picture”. A series of nested, precisely drawn images give the appearance that the artwork goes on into infinity. This mind-bending video dissembles one of MC Escher’s works, displaying the artist’s mastery of this trippy effect in incredibly minute detail.
Assembled by Parque de las Ciencias.