Kline of Blue

How Make the International Kline Blue to Paint a Plaster Cast. Maybe few people know that IKB is the abbreviation for the International Kline Blue, the most famous blue used by the French artist Yves Kline, starting from 1954. The patent number 63471 issued on may 19 1960 at institut national de la propriété industrielle protecting...

Apollo Ecorché and the Salvage’s Innovation

One of the most important anatomical studies applied on the arts belongs to Jean-Galbert Salvage (Saint Flour 1772 - Lavastrie 1813) that published it on 1812. The title of the illustrated book is: Anatomie du Gladiateur Combattant, applicable aux Beaux arts, ou, Traité des os, des muscles, du mécanisme des movements, des proportions et des caractères...

GLAZING BALL – a Contemporary Classic

A lot of contemporary artists has look to greek and roman classical masterpieces with different approaches and media. Casts represented undoubtedly the most versatile support in this regard. From Yves Klein to Man Ray. From Salvador Dalì to Michelangelo Pistoletto the classicism outraged, venerated, violated or praised was the direct vehicle of an artistic message that wants,...

Tale of the First Life-Size Blue Whale’s Cast

Lucas [top whale] and Scollick [third from left] preparing the cast of the blue whale's body, July 1903.
Image courtesy of the National Museum of Natural History

In May 1903 the chief osteologist Frederic A. Lucas with two assistants, William Palmer (chief Taxidermist) and J. W. Scollick (osteological preparatory), were dispatched by Dr. Frederic W. True, Head Curator of...