Cool Hunting Video: Barry X Ball

Using tools of the digital revolution, the artist recreates and re-imagines Renaissance era masterpieces

In an unassuming residential building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, lies the studio space of sculptor Barry X Ball. His stunning re-imagined and modified versions of Renaissance era masterpieces begin with meticulous 3D-scanning. Ball and his team then digitally sculpt the scans into incredibly detailed files, which are then 3D-printed from stone before being finished by hand. The artist spoke with us about his fascinating process, digital …

Cy Twombly & The School of Fontainebleau

An unlikely exhibition pits the New York School rebel against Renaissance Masters

It’s hard to imagine that Cy Twombly, with his canvases composed of angry scratch marks and messy swathes of paint, would have been influenced by 16th-century French painting. But the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin’s leading modern art museum, proposes just that in its exhibition “Cy Twombly & The School of Fontainebleau“. The School of Fontainebleau was a Mannerist decorative style led, oddly enough, by two Italian …