ART NEW: Fantastical Creatures From Illuminated Manuscripts Recreated as Piñatas by Roberto Benavidez



Fantastical Creatures From Illuminated Manuscripts Recreated as Piñatas by Roberto Benavidez

Robert Benavidez seems to be to well-known work and literature for supply materials for his metallic piñatas, akin to Hieronymus Bosch’s Backyard of Earthly Delights (beforehand). The Los Angeles-based artist’s most up-to-date collection Illuminated Piñata pulls characters from the Luttrell Psalter (c. 1325-1335), a well-known medieval manuscripts. The e-book accommodates illustrations of fantastical hybrid creatures, which Benavidez additional explores by creating three-dimensional sculptures utilizing conventional piñata motifs.

Works from his Bosch collection can be on view at the Riverside Artwork Museum in Riverside, CA within the group exhibition BEAST, opening February 2, 2019. You’ll be able to see extra of his sculptural piñatas on his Instagram and web site.

 

 

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