Category Archives: Sculpture / Plastic Art

Etienne Boullée: Piramid Cenotaph

small [UP]


large [DOWN]

Boullée small & large

[interpretation of drawings by Etienne Boullée]


Joseph Kosuth: One and Three Chairs

“One and Three Chairs, 1965, is a work by Joseph Kosuth. An example of conceptual art, the piece consists of a chair, a photograph of this chair, and an enlarged dictionary definition of the word “chair”.”


binary text and drawing [LEFT] >< continuous photo and reality [RIGHT]

Kosuth 3 x chair

[reinterpretation of another reinterpretation [from of photograph of installation by Joseph Kosuth]

Kit White

“Eliminate the nonessential.  Every work of art should contain whatever it needs to fulfill its decriptive objective but nothing more.  Look at the “leftover” parts of every composition.  Successful images have no dead spaces or inactive parts.  Look at your compositions holistically and make sure that every element advances the purposes of the whole.”

[quote from White Kit, 101 Things to Learn in Art School, MIT, Cambridge Massachussets, 2011]


David Nash: Two Ubus

“Two Ubus were inspired by a pair of asymmetrical shapes [man? on the LEFT >< woman? on the RIGHT] that Nash saw in one of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals. They were titled after a suggestion by a student working with Nash who was reminded of Ubu Roi, an absurd character from the play ‘Ubu the King’ invented in the 1890s by the avant-garde satirist Alfred Jarry.”

[info from, 2012]

[reinterpretation of sculpture ‘Two Ubus’ by David Nash, 1988]

Anish Kapoor: Orbit Tower >< Tower of Babel



[LEFTUP KAIROS]: Orbit tower by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond: perspective

[KAIROS LEFTDOWN]: drawing of Monument to the Third International Vladimir Tatlin

[KAIROS RIGHTUP] = Embedding of the Tatlin tower into a real landscape  in St-Petersburg, as shown on the video “London 2012 Olympics: first view from the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower – video” on

[KAIROS RIGHTDOWN]: Oil painting by Tobias Verhaecht (1561-1631)

Link between the 3 towers as suggested by the authors Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond in the interview with Jonahtan Jones on