Head up to The New York Botanical Garden to check out Philip Haas’ massive composite portrait busts, Four Seasons, inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s 16th century painting series of the same name. The contemporary artist and filmmaker has taken the Renaissance master’s famous 2-D paintings and re-imagined them as 15 foot 3-D sculptures of painted fiberglass.
You and your kids will love these fanciful, larger-than-life creations. Our Art Adventures kids sure do! The sculptures represent Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Can you guess which is which?
Take a peek at The New York Botanical Garden website for a video of the installation of these sculptures (they had to be assembled on-site.) The exhibition is open in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard until October 27th.
Philip Haas is an American artist and filmmaker who has exhibited at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Gardens of Versaille, and Piazza del Duomo in Milan among others.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was very famous in his own life time as a court painter for the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. The composite concept of his Four Seasons paintings, laid the foundation for his success and is what he is most remembered for today. He painted several versions of Four Seasons over several years.
We’re excited to be back at the LIC Flea & Food this Sunday, July 14th:
Bring your kids, shop and EAT + create ART with CCA!
Let us inspire your child’s imagination & creativity!
Explore artists from NYC’s Museums!
LIC Flea & Food is an outdoor market open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Over 65 vendors per day include food, fashion, antiques, furniture, vintage items, jewelry and more. Plus music and kids attractions. Located at 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.
We love Sesame Street, so on April 18th, when the word of the day was SCULPTURE, we couldn’t have been more excited. Children who have been on our Museum Adventures tours may recognize some of the artists: Rodin, Brancusi, and David Smith.
Nathalie Djurberg animal sculpture required many steps! Thinking about a skeleton inside of a sculpture to keep it strong, which shape to make it and which animal to build! With the use of armature wire, aluminum foil, plaster wrap and paint, these are our amazing creatures that took 3 weeks!
We also made Murakami inspired projects in honor of Mother’s Day. Take a look: