Sculpture

  • Photos: 26 incredibly creative and wonderfully weird sculptures from all over the world you absolutely need to see to believe September 19, 2014

    Imagine walking along the road and suddenly seeing a man reach out from inside a manhole and grabbing someone's leg? Be it the 'Les Voyageurs' in Marseilles, France, Nelson Mandela's profile in South Africa, 'Mustangs' by Robert Glen in Las Colinas, Texas, USA or 'De Vaartkapoen' in Brussels, Belgium, some...
  • Photos: At first these may look like real women, but they are just wire sculptures with a twist in reality! July 18, 2014

    If you were to spot one of these from a distance, you would assume it was a fairy like anyone else would. These fairies are actually wire sculptures made from galvanised or stainless steel wires! The sculptures are inspired from the story of two young girls who captured a photo...
  • 22 absolutely stunning sand sculptures of Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik everyone should see March 1, 2014

    If you have ever been to Puri in coastal Odisha, you would have come across curious bystanders milling around massive sculptures built right on the shore, exposed to the whims of the sea and the weather. You may have noticed a man pottering about the sculpture, providing finishing touches and...
  • Aditi Babel transforming books into beautiful sculptures November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: It is truly said that books are man's best friends. For many it's a source of knowledge but for some it's an object of art. Creating artist books since January 2010, 30yearold Aditi Babel from Udaipur is spreading awareness about this new form of art. Drawing inspiration from...
  • Copenhagen: Sudarsan Pattnaik wins 'The Danish Grand Prize' May 21, 2013

    London: Internationally acclaimed Indian Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the grand prize at the prestigious Copenhagen International Sand sculpture festival in Denmark for his sculpture on environment. Pattnaik, who is from Orissa, won the prize for his sand sculpture 'Go Green, Save Earth'. He created the 15 feethigh sculpture in...
  • Grants, corporate support offer hope to public art November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Sitespecific art, which can hardly hope to find buyers among private collectors, is largely dependent for survival on its ability to be socially engaging. It helps, of course, if it could also get funds from corporate houses or governments. Sitespecific art had a spell of popularity in India...
  • 'Identity important for globalisation of Indian art' November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: For leading multimedia contemporary artist Paresh Maity, a globalised painter with an eye for diversity of Indian life, "identity is very important for any form of art to flourish". "I can be removed from my own heritage, but I cannot lose touch with it. Proper globalisation of Indian...
  • Google doodles Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A digital cast of Auguste Rodin's bronze and marble sculpture 'The Thinker' has been posted on the Google home page on the occasion of the French sculptor's 172nd birth anniversary. The image of the man in sober meditation replaces the second O of the Google logo on November...
  • Hyderabad: Sculpture park at Shilparamam to open soon September 22, 2012

    Hyderabad: Amazed? Thats what the sculptors claim. The blooming of art ahead of the United Nations 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity might be of little interest to the general public, in particular cynics, who consider it a huge waste of money. But for sculptors, this...
  • Steve Jobs' monument to come up in St. Petersburg September 4, 2012

    St. Petersburg: A monument of Apple founder Steve Jobs is to be established in Russian city of St. Petersburg. An exhibition of draft projects for a future monument to Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died last October, opened in St. Petersburg Monday, a spokeswoman for the project's organiser said. A competition...
  • Hyderabad: Making sculptures out of metal scrap August 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ahead of the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) on Convention on Biological Diversity in October, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has roped in students from different universities in the State and sculptors from across the country to spread the message of environmental protection and conservation. A workshop on...
  • Google makes Jelly Bean official with sculpture June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: If anyone had any doubts on what Google would be calling their next major operating software, then this sculpture set up by Google on their campus has spilled the beans on what Google's next Android update would be called. From the image, we can conclude that Google will...
  • Indian wins Copenhagen sand sculpture contest June 1, 2012

    London: Odishabased sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik beat stiff competition from nine participants to win an international sand sculpture championship in Denmark on Friday, making India proud at the first such event in Copenhagen. Pattnaik's 2.5 metres high sand sculpture of a mermaid pleading for human effort to save the oceans...
  • Sand artist pays tribute to Dev Anand December 5, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Monday created a huge sculpture in Odisha as a tribute to Bollywood legend Dev Anand who died after a career spanning 65 years. Pattnaik said he used five tonnes of sand and devoted about two hours to create the face of the star with a 25ftlong...
  • Blind sculptor recreates untouchable masterpiece February 22, 2011

    Italy: When blind sculptor Felice Tagliaferri was forbidden to touch one of Italy's most famous statues, he decided revenge was best served not just cold but stone cold. Tagliaferri, 41, spent much of two years creating his marble interpretation of "Cristo Velato," or "Veiled Christ", a 1753 masterpiece that he has...
  • Craftsman from Gujarat gets global recognition December 3, 2010

    The last piece of sculpture that Mahendra Shah made, before he passed away on January 12, 2009, was a Jesus on a Crucifix. A keen eye could discern the lines depicting the ribs of a Christ nailed on the crucifix, his legs limp, and the arms weary with the weight...
  • Weekipedia: Greek Gods in the heart of Delhi September 15, 2007

    Take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Artthe one stop shop in Delhi to get the most an antique art pieces. From Sphinx to 20th century stained glass piece of Macintosh the sculptures stand in this museum, which houses over 300 pieces of art. ...
  • Paris Hilton found naked, dead? May 10, 2007

    New York: How did Paris Hilton end up in a former Brooklyn garage naked, provocatively posed and seemingly very, very dead? Of course, it is just a sculpture one that graphically depicts an autopsy on the jailbound, socialite celeb for a show warning teens about underage drinking. The sprawledout "Hilton"...
  • Jesus! Chocolate, Obama and a row April 6, 2007

    New York: There have been Jesus action figures, wax Jesus and Jesus bobble heads and now heads are bobbling over two new Jesus controversies in the US a week before Easter. Senator Barak Obama, a candidate for the 2008 US presidential election, has been turned into a bobbling puppet Jesus and...
  • Saddam etched on the sands of Orissa June 20, 2007

    Puri: A sand sculpture of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on a beach in this Orissa city drew huge crowds on Saturday. The sevenfeethigh sculpture at Puri, 56 km from Bhubaneswar, was created days before his execution by sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik and his students, using about 25 tonnes of sand. "We...
  • Sand Santa graces Orissa beach December 25, 2006

    Indian sand artiste Sudarsan Patnaik has created a gigantic Santa Claus on a beach in Orissa and he claims it is the biggest such sand sculpture in the world. ...
  • World's biggest Santa on Orissa beach December 23, 2006

    Puri: Indian sand artiste Sudarsan Patnaik is busy creating a gigantic Santa Claus on a beach in Orissa that he claims will be the biggest such sand sculpture in the world. Patnaik said that he had informed the Limca Book of World Records to record his achievement in his home city...