The national theater in San Jose is one of the most beautiful buildings in Costa Rica with great importance to the cultural and historical aspect of the country. It opened in 1897, representing Costa Rica’s high degree of fine art and is a grand display of neo-classical architecture.
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India’s National Flower
Lotus is the national flower of India. It is a sacred flower and occupies a unique position in the art and mythology of ancient India and has been an auspicious symbol of Indian culture since time immemorial.
Here is a lotus flower with its reflection in a pond ….
Moose Artwork in Jackson Hole
Since moose are a common sight in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it isn’t surprising to see related artwork in the area
Abstract Art of Nature at Yellowstone
Amazingly vibrant color, more than any other single thing, is what puts Yellowstone in a league all by itself. Here is an example of abstract art created by natural living organisms.
Reflections – on a Car
In reflection photography, using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. Here the shine of an antique car and its curved surfaces and wheel cap create interesting reflections.
Walking in Wilmington – Auto Art
An interesting art piece on the sidewalk in Wilmington, Delaware
Old Car City – Sandwiched
Colorful cans sandwiched between two junk cars create a rustic art piece at Old Car City, Georgia
Old Car City – Art in Rust
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – rust creates abstract art at Old Car City, White, Georgia
Old Car City – Uneven Strokes of Rust
As this car in Old Car City, Georgia is not fully rusted, the uneven strokes add an artistic touch
Old Car City – A Colorful Creation
An old truck left for years in nature has created a colorful piece of art at Old Car City, White, Georgia
Old Car City – Broken and Abandoned
While over 4,000 vehicles have been broken and abandoned at Old Car City, the varied collection has turned into automobile art with a little help from Mother Nature.
City Market Savannah
In the 1700s, City Market was Savannah’s central marketplace for people to trade, shop for groceries and mingle with other community members. After tragedies and demolition, today, life, charm and quirk are restored in City Market, and the lively marketplace is now one of Savannah’s most popular spots for restaurants, art galleries, shopping and nightlife.
Steeples Rising in Savannah
Spirituality has been a big part of Savannah’s culture since the city was founded in 1733. Whether you want to attend a service, dive into history, see incredible art or experience architecture, there’s a little something for everyone at Savannah’s historic churches.
Elephant Sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens
With my interest in elephants, I was pleased to see elephant art at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet.
“Trumpeting Elephant” by Alexander Phimister Proctor is an elephant striding forward, head raised trumpeting.
“Elephant” by Paul Troubetzkoy is an elephant without tusks standing quietly, one forefoot behind the other, back humped and trunk lowered.
Ulalu by Mark di Suvero
Ulalu is one of two sculptures by abstract artist Mark di Suvero in the North Carolina Art Museum Park. He makes huge works of art using a crane and an arc welder. Steel H-beams and plates are his material of choice.
Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge by Henry Spencer Moore
This prolific sculptor made work in wood, stone, and bronze. As a student in London, Henry Moore absorbed the influences around him, both the work of his contemporaries and the pre-Columbian and ancient art in the British Museum. It is easy to see a connection between Large Standing Figure and ancient art. This sculpture is displayed at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
Three Elements by Ronald Bladen
At North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Ronald Bladen’s, Three Elements are painted and burnished aluminum over welded steel structures, three parts, each element is H. 120 3/8 x W. 48 3/8 x D. 21 1/2 in.
Partial View of Installation 1-183 by Daniel Johnston
This extended line of 183 ceramic columns, created by Daniel Johnston, plays against the topography of the landscape. Ranging in height from several inches to several feet, the tops of the pillars form a level line to highlight the dips and rises of the rolling hillside at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.
Askew by Roxy Paine
Askew, at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, is part of a series of works that Roxy Paine describes as “dendroids,” treelike forms with elaborate branching structures. His sculptures are inspired by real trees but never truthful depictions of actual species. The stainless steel surfaces of the work change dramatically with the light.
No Fuss by Mark di Suvero
The dynamic geometry, powerful size (26′ 7″ h x 30′ w x 15′ d), and expansive scale of Mark di Suvero’s work reflect his creative process in the No Fuss sculpture at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh