..have you ever wondered how Pikachu feels like when being sucked into that red pokeball..? my guess is that it somehow looked like this.. pikachuuuu.. 😀
..excerpt’s credit goes to nyclovesnyc.blogspot.com, as taken from blueofthesky.com
..you can find more about Isamu Noguchi and his art here..
The bright red painted steel of Isamu Noguchi‘s Red Cube stands out in strong contrast to the blacks, browns, and whites of the buildings and sidewalks around the sculpture. Located to one side of a small plaza in front of the BROTHERS HARRIMAN (previously HSBC) building on Broadway, Red Cube is surrounded on three sides by skyscrapers, the height of which draw a viewer’s eye upwards. The sculpture itself adds to this upward pull, as it balances on one corner, the opposite corner reaching towards the sky. Despite its title, the sculpture is not actually a cube, but instead seems as though it has been stretched along its vertical axis. (this one looks like it was stretched in all axes)
Aside from it’s striking color, Red Cube also stands out from the surrounding architecture in that all of its lines are diagonals, whereas the buildings are made up of horizontal and vertical lines. Additionally, the sculpture is balanced somewhat precariously on one corner, while the buildings, by contrast, and solidly placed.
Through the center of the cube there is a cylindrical hole, revealing an inner surface of gray with evenly-spaced lines moving from one opening of the hole to the other. Looking through this hole, the viewer’s gaze is directed towards the building behind, tying the sculpture and the architecture together.
29 replies on “moleman series: noguchi cube”
yeah…it’s definitely going to get you 🙂
Now that’s a really striking effect. It almost feels like a giant iris is watching us, or a huge poppy in the centre of the street. Amazing
Very impressive in through the fisheye lens…amazing.
WoW! That is red!!!
This is so creative and artistic. Great idea!
Wow, very impressive!
“What is in Freud’s Nightmare” for $200, Alex… 🙂
Kind of has that “big brother” effect!
A very eye-catching shot. I’m glad you gave us the link to have an inkling of how you accomplished this shot. Very nice image.
It looks like it is coming right at me! Wild!
Such a different and very creative view of this. Colors are incredible!!!!
I like the red dot!
NOt sure to what I’m looking at… is it a tube? anyway it’s gorgeous!
Nice. Good graphic element this time and a horizontal view to change things up a little. Enjoying Moleman very much. Gave a shout in one of my blogs even. I’ve missed a lot and need to travel backward in your blog.
i’ve seen a few photographs of this sculpture but nothing like this. well done.
Finally I know…so this is how it feels…arghhhhhhh…..LOL Rian, this is fun and a very good picture!!!!!
wow, that was almost too much for my senses!!!
very creative Rian! 😉
This is such an interesting approach! Moleman series at its best!
This earth was indeed round… hehehehe. Nice foto // Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia //
Very creative and some strong colors. Another nice fisheye.
Excellent image, the red really captures your eye. Great perspective with the surrounding buildings. Another fascinating image in this series.
I bet the artist never imagined this point of view. Very cool.
Manu likes to watch pokemon.Personally I hate the japanese toons that are based on things like these
Cool processing and what an idea. Makes it very interesting
Haha I like your comment/observation about pikachu 🙂 And this picture is a real treat! Great work!
i love the block ! very cool !
Red eye through the fisheye. I stood up from my chair and went a few steps away to look at it better 🙂 A real strong composition!
Great composition, Rian!
This shape in your fish circle is really one of the greatest!