Memento Park in Budapest is an open-air museum dedicated to the memory of Hungary’s Communist Period from 1949-1989. The park is filled with a number of large-scale figurative works that harken back to the Cold War; sculptures include Lenin, Marx and Freidrich Engels along with various other works, that were removed from several of the country’s cities and towns after the fall of Communism in 1989. The park serves as a reminder of Hungary’s past within the bounds of a now-thriving democracy.
paperimages: Daniel Gerhartz (via) I love the looseness of the paint yet very deft placement of color and shapes in this painting the skin tones come alive and the dramatic use of light and dark (chiaroscuro) draws out emotion.
Born in 1949, Tokyo. Toshio Shibata studied photography at Royal Academy in Belgium and moved back to Japan. He started to take photos of concrete-made constructions such as dams and roads build up in the nature. Using a large camera, Shibata's photograph captures an artificial and organic figurative view with an accurate and tense composition. Grass, trees, roads and concrete blocks are all used as an element to create a beautiful lines in Shibata's photograph.