Jonathan Jones from The Guardian in his "top 10s in art" created the list in which he suggested the 10 weirdest artworks ever. We can agree with his list or not. Im far from the conclusion that this list contains the weirdest pieces of all times. I can easily suggest weirder things but it's not the point. As Im not really sure what art is, im sure about one thing. Art is not a race ;)
So here we go with Jonathan's compilation: (his order)
1.Salvador Dalí, Lobster Telephone (1936)
"For Dalí, telephones are sinister messengers from "Beyond" while the lobster is sexual. With a lobster telephone, you can dial up a dream"
2. Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991)
"There is only one word for Damien Hirst's toothy tiger shark, which gapes as it appears to glide towards you, as this natural history specimen is given the illusion of movement by the refractive perspectives of a glass vitrine: surreal".
3. The Colossus of Constantine (4th century)
"The gigantic remains of a statue of Emperor Constantine, preserved in Rome's Capitoline Museum, have haunted the dreams of artists for centuries"
4. Joan Miró, Object (1936)
"The Catalan visionary Joan Miró created a quintessential surrealist object when he joined together a pirate's bizarre hoard, including a parrot, a woman's stockinged leg, a map, a hat and a swinging ball".
5. Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram (1955-59)
"When Robert Rauschenberg found a stuffed goat while trawling New York dumps and antique shops, he could hardly ignore the sexual charge of its phallic horns and mythological associations".
6. Méret Oppenheim, My Nurse (1936)
"Sex and food are similarly mingled in My Nurse. Oppenheim presents a pair of white high-heeled shoes, trussed and presented on a silver platter like a delicious meal for a fetishist."
7. Giorgio de Chirico, The Song of Love (1914)
"Arguably, the first surrealist objects appeared in the paintings of melancholy modern spaces and enigmatic relics that Giorgio de Chirico was making on the eve of the first world war"
8. Max Klinger, A Glove (1881-1898)
"Klinger's masterpiece proves that many surrealist ideas, including its cult of obsessional objects, were anticipated in the age of fin de siècle decadence."
9. Robert Mapplethorpe, Louise Bourgeois (1982)
"The suggestively smiling Louis Bourgeois holds a truly surreal object, one of her provocatively carnal sculptures whose phallic form is richly emphasised by Mapplethorpe's black and white photograph"
10. Marcel Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm (1915)
That's it. Hope you enjoy this odd and "don't know what to say" travel ;)
PS. Im asking: why Wladyslaw Hasior is absent in this compilation!!?? :D