Category Index
Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
Join the Big Picture

A blog that aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing works of art

Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

Large-scale art, whether in the form of photos from the Hubble space telescope, sharks floating in tanks of formaldehyde, rooms full of dots, concrete sculptures cast from Victorian buildings or hand knitted blankets wrapped around trees, large-scale art is all around us. Join the Big Picture aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing these works.

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Detail of Yarn Bombing UK

Entries in Konstantin Dimopoulos (1)

Wednesday
Sep042013

Blue Trees in London

Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, sunshine and blue trees. Lovely London, you can be quite a joy to return to, sometimes.

Blue Trees in London by Konstantin Dimopoulous for independent charity 'Trees for Cities'
Sponsored by Bloomberg.

Created by environmental artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, Blue Trees in London was part of the 20th birthday celebration festival for 'Trees for Cities', an independent charity who simply love trees and want to plant them worldwide. Nice

These wonderfully blue trees – painted the kind of ultramarine blue that Yves Klein was fond of – have lifted the spirits of many a passer by around the outskirts of St Paul’s Cathedral Festival Garden this summer. Interestingly, the artist has linked this work to German artist, Joseph Beuy’s 7000 Oaks regenerative social art project of the 1980s.  I guess I have never really understood Beuy's work, especailly when he starts getting all mathematical (eek!) so greatly admire anyone who can.

"The colour and the Tree come together to transform and affect each other; the colour changing the Tree into something surreal, something out of this world, speaking of the importance of trees in our urban environment." www.treesforcities.org

A note from Trees for Cities - A biologically-safe, water-based colourant that has been specifically developed for this project is used in this artwork.  It has been in use since 2005 with no risk to trees, wildlife, humans or waterways.