A few days ago in Doha,Qatar. A great daytime fireworks show took place by the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Simply beautiful.
At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar this week, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on his largest “explosion event” of the last three years, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. The video we’ve embedded of the event is an impressive testament to how a volatile black powder explosion can be controlled and shaped by computer.
Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a different picture. One series of explosions created black smoke clouds that looked like “drops of ink splattered across the sky.”
In another, 8,300 shells embedded with computer microchips exploded in a pyramid shape over the desert.
This video shows Miguel Endara while making a portrait of his father titled “Hero” composed entirely out of ink dots. 3.2 million in total to be exact.
My only question is, how did he count them.
An artist by the name of Sam O’Hare created video by compiling over 35,000 pictures taken in a single week last August. Using tilt-shift photography, O’Hare managed to make New York city look like a miniature model.
It’s been a while since my last SPAJS post, and when I saw this I had to post about it. You’ll get eye strain just from looking at it for 10 seconds. And its a nightmare to navigate through.
What were they thinking?!
Just more of those Coco’s fanatics showing of their skills.
George Lucas sent this to James Cameron when Titanic passed Star Wars at the box office in 1998.
What a good sport.
The six-foot by four-foot painting, which marked the artist’s transition from his Blue period to the Rose, was damaged on Friday when a visitor attending an art class "lost her balance" and fell on to the picture.
The accident resulted in an "irregular vertical tear" in the lower right-hand corner of the canvas, which was painted in the winter of 1904 to 1905.
Fortunately, the rip was not in the "focal point of the composition", a museum spokesman said, adding that the Met hoped the repair would be unobtrusive.
The repairs to the painting should be finished in time for an exhibition of 250 works by Picasso at the museum in late April.