PLANTS IN ART

Κορινθιακά Κιονόκρανα - Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, Αθήνα

Acantha and Callimachus: The Invention of the Corinthian Order

The article “Acantha and Callimachus: The Invention of the Corinthian Order”, is dedicated to the not so well known Sculptor and Architect of Classical Greece Callimachus and his works, while a second will be dedicated exclusively to the plant Acantha (mainly Acanthus mollis) and its influence on art to this day.

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Τριπλός Υβριδικός Πίλος ενός από τα Γλυπτά Μανιτάρια του Κάρστεν Χέλερ

The Giant Sculptured Mushrooms by Carsten Höller

On the occasion of The Giant Sculptured Mushrooms by Carsten Höller presentation, it is attempted to critically present a wide spectrum of selected works and exhibitions of the artist, while is no avoiding the problematic behind the so-called artworks, as well as their reflection on their prestige and place in contemporary art.

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The Protagonist of the Lemon Tree Movie, Hiam Abbass

The Lemon Tree Movie by Eran Riklis

The following article is dedicated to the Lemon Tree movie of the important Israeli director, Eran Riklis. A movie that, in the simplest way, manages to show that paranoia is not just a psychopathological impairment, but it can also be a political project and a dominant social condition.

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Jorge Mayet 'Sobre todas as coisas'

The World of Plants in the Art of Jorge Mayet

Living and creating away from his home country of Cuba, the expatriate visual artist Jorge Mayet builds small three-dimensional meteoric landscapes, where the usual protagonist is one or more trees – sometimes partly, sometimes totally uprooted. The following article presents some of his greatest artworks in a critical way.

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Ρεβέκα Λουίζ Λάου – Rebecca Louise Law - The Beauty of Decay, Άποψη του Έργου

The Ephemeral Floral Suspension of Rebecca Louise Law

With raw material the flowers, the British artist Rebecca Louise Law manages to create colourful spatial compositions that are fragrant. But with the action of time, the installations lose colour & fragrance, leaving in place the pure & powerful sculptural structure of the perishable & consumable ephemeral artworks.

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Ενρίκε Ολιβέιρα (Henrique Oliveira), 'Baitogogo' - Palais de Tokyo

Henrique Oliveira, The Sculptor and Painter

Henrique Oliveira, a Brazilian-born sculptor and painter, creates three-dimensional constructions using materials of little value that transform the real into a dreamy space and the imaginary into a tangible one. In the following article we go through some of these places by way of the Henrique Oliveira’s installations.

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The use of the material, where third-party rights are not mentioned, is absolutely free. Its sharing, possibly, useful.

Great and ancient the ceramic art. And constantly renewed and evolving, when it is – literally – found in the hands of experienced and inventive masters. Yo Se Yeon from the city of Icheon, South Korea, does not have such ambitious goals. But he is such a master. And simply and humbly, as a continuator of a 5,000-year tradition, he devotes us some of his time and some objet d’arts.

The Care of Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)

The Wax Plant or Porcelain Flower (Hoya carnosa) is an evergreen perennial epiphyte that is usually offered as a climber and decorates indoor spaces as well as the garden – where conditions allow. The following article refers to the care of this abundant and very fragrant flowering plant.

Read More »

The Hitchhiking Game – A Short Story by Milan Kundera

An excerpt from the short story titled “The Hitchhiking Game” by important Czech writer Milan Kundera, included in the author’s collection “Laughable Loves”, is given here, along with its film adaptation as a short film by Darian Lane. The “Laughable Loves” include seven short stories and as book published in 1969.

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Rafflesia arnoldii, The Largest Flower in the World

The largest simple flower of the plant kingdom, Rafflesia arnoldii (Stinking Corpse Lily or Corpse Flower), belongs to a genus of parasitic plants with many peculiarities, which arouse the curiosity of systematic researchers as well as its simple observers, who stand in front of it with awe and admiration.

Read More »
Κορινθιακά Κιονόκρανα - Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, Αθήνα

Acantha and Callimachus: The Invention of the Corinthian Order

The article “Acantha and Callimachus: The Invention of the Corinthian Order”, is dedicated to the not so well known Sculptor and Architect of Classical Greece Callimachus and his works, while a second will be dedicated exclusively to the plant Acantha (mainly Acanthus mollis) and its influence on art to this day.

Read More »
Τριπλός Υβριδικός Πίλος ενός από τα Γλυπτά Μανιτάρια του Κάρστεν Χέλερ

The Giant Sculptured Mushrooms by Carsten Höller

On the occasion of The Giant Sculptured Mushrooms by Carsten Höller presentation, it is attempted to critically present a wide spectrum of selected works and exhibitions of the artist, while is no avoiding the problematic behind the so-called artworks, as well as their reflection on their prestige and place in contemporary art.

Read More »
The Protagonist of the Lemon Tree Movie, Hiam Abbass

The Lemon Tree Movie by Eran Riklis

The following article is dedicated to the Lemon Tree movie of the important Israeli director, Eran Riklis. A movie that, in the simplest way, manages to show that paranoia is not just a psychopathological impairment, but it can also be a political project and a dominant social condition.

Read More »
Jorge Mayet 'Sobre todas as coisas'

The World of Plants in the Art of Jorge Mayet

Living and creating away from his home country of Cuba, the expatriate visual artist Jorge Mayet builds small three-dimensional meteoric landscapes, where the usual protagonist is one or more trees – sometimes partly, sometimes totally uprooted. The following article presents some of his greatest artworks in a critical way.

Read More »
Ρεβέκα Λουίζ Λάου – Rebecca Louise Law - The Beauty of Decay, Άποψη του Έργου

The Ephemeral Floral Suspension of Rebecca Louise Law

With raw material the flowers, the British artist Rebecca Louise Law manages to create colourful spatial compositions that are fragrant. But with the action of time, the installations lose colour & fragrance, leaving in place the pure & powerful sculptural structure of the perishable & consumable ephemeral artworks.

Read More »
Ενρίκε Ολιβέιρα (Henrique Oliveira), 'Baitogogo' - Palais de Tokyo

Henrique Oliveira, The Sculptor and Painter

Henrique Oliveira, a Brazilian-born sculptor and painter, creates three-dimensional constructions using materials of little value that transform the real into a dreamy space and the imaginary into a tangible one. In the following article we go through some of these places by way of the Henrique Oliveira’s installations.

Read More »

The use of the material, where third-party rights are not mentioned, is absolutely free. Its sharing, possibly, useful.

Great and ancient the ceramic art. And constantly renewed and evolving, when it is – literally – found in the hands of experienced and inventive masters. Yo Se Yeon from the city of Icheon, South Korea, does not have such ambitious goals. But he is such a master. And simply and humbly, as a continuator of a 5,000-year tradition, he devotes us some of his time and some objet d’arts.

The Care of Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)

The Wax Plant or Porcelain Flower (Hoya carnosa) is an evergreen perennial epiphyte that is usually offered as a climber and decorates indoor spaces as well as the garden – where conditions allow. The following article refers to the care of this abundant and very fragrant flowering plant.

Read More »

The Hitchhiking Game – A Short Story by Milan Kundera

An excerpt from the short story titled “The Hitchhiking Game” by important Czech writer Milan Kundera, included in the author’s collection “Laughable Loves”, is given here, along with its film adaptation as a short film by Darian Lane. The “Laughable Loves” include seven short stories and as book published in 1969.

Read More »

Rafflesia arnoldii, The Largest Flower in the World

The largest simple flower of the plant kingdom, Rafflesia arnoldii (Stinking Corpse Lily or Corpse Flower), belongs to a genus of parasitic plants with many peculiarities, which arouse the curiosity of systematic researchers as well as its simple observers, who stand in front of it with awe and admiration.

Read More »
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