Sunday, March 02, 2008


When I saw on tv amazing sculptures walking by the wind on the beach I was enchanted, amazed! I would like to share with you those wonderful sculptures of the artist THEO JANSEN . Click on the artist's name to see amazing videos.

Quando vi pela tv incríveis esculturas se movimentando pela praia impulsionadas pelo vento fiquei encantada, impressionada! Gostaria de compartilhar com você estas maravilhosas esculturas do artista THEO JANSEN. Clique no nome do artista para ver vídeos incríveis.

Photo via I-CRU WEBLOG

Theo Jansen

A Jansen "beach beast", exhibited on the Linz city square during Ars Electronica, 2005

Theo Jansen (He was born in 17 March 1948 in Scheveningen, in the Netherlands ) is an artist and kinetic sculptor living and working in the Netherlands. He builds large works - "Strandbeest" - which resemble skeletons of animals which are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering. In a BMW television commercial, Jansen says "The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds."

Theo Jansen (Ele nasceu em 17 de março de 1948, na cidade de Scheveningen, na Holanda) é um artista e escultor cinético holandês. A sua obra é especialmente conhecida pelos trabalhos de grandes dimensões que se assemelham a esqueletos de animais e que são capazes de caminhar utilizando a energia do vento. As suas obras são uma mistura de arte e engenharia; em um comercial de televisão da BMW, Theo Jansen afirma que "as fronteiras entre arte e engenharia existem apenas em sua mente". Link link para o artigo Esculturas (Quase) Vivas, na Revista Veja.


  1. Adorei conhecer esse artista.
    Inédito e novo para mim.

    ótima pesquisa.


    Ju gioli

  2. Great choice, Sonia. Jansen is a most gifted artist with a brilliant mind.

    By the way, you might want to revise the link to the videos. When I clicked it all I saw was a dialog box suggesting that my computer had a virus (malicious spam that tries to hijack your browser and some of your visitors may fall for it).

  3. Hi Fénix, sorry! Thanks so much for the warning. I just delete the link to the videos. I do hope you did not had any trouble with it! I will search on YouTube some video to add on the post. Thanks again!

  4. Wonderfull work. These sculptures are so beautiful that looks like alive.
    Greetings for the choice.

  5. Excelentes e imponentes trabalhos, impressionante.

  6. These are wonderful, Sonia! I saw his work on a TV show.

    Thanks so much for finding that artist for me! I searched for it, but didn't find anything.

  7. Impressionnante ces sculptures, j'adore. bravo pour les photos

  8. You've done it again, Sonia!
    Brilliant, brilliant post.
    Just when I think nothing on this earth can surprise me - something does!
    Those creatures are beautiful as free-standing sculptures, but to see them moving is utterly fascinating!
    Thanks for sharing - I would never have seen them if it wasn't for you!

  9. Sonia... Sensacional primeiras imagens são literalmente ...Astonishing,

    Fizestes muita falta....

  10. Sonia um lindo trabalho, coisa prá gente ficar admirando por horas a fio, obeservando cada detalhe.
    Muito bonito mesmo.
    Um beijo

  11. Sensational! Some kind of "da Vinci" touch to these "machines"! (I just wonder how he can make his living on this? Must be difficult to sell these pieces of art, they will stay where you put them!)

  12. Sonia,

    são barbaras as esculturas do Theo Jansen! Gosto muito da idéia! E do gigantismo!

  13. Sonia, hoje é dia do aniversário do Adelino.
    Um beijo

  14. That's great that you could find the new videos (don't worry, nothing happened to my computer, I don't click on "suspicious" links ;D).

    By the way, Sonia, I just noticed I forgot to add a (lovely) mural to the post I published today so I updated it. I know you like murals so
    here it is.

  15. A arte existe exatamente pra nos despertar reações.
    O pior tipo de arte é aquele que nos deixa indiferentes.

  16. Maravilhosas!!!!!! Parecem criaturas do espaço.

  17. Oh My God...These are extrordibary Sonia...In every way conceivable...There is something almost hunan or animal--But Living---about these as they move along the Beach....The last one on the YouTube clip is like an Abstract Elephant! AMAZING! There is so much "feeling" in these...!

    And I love the music and sounds you have playing on your blog Sonia......I rarely keep my sound on, but I had it on when I got here and the music and nature sounds are quite lovely and relaxing!

  18. Extraordinary and spectacular works of Art, very well chosen! Cheers.

  19. Muito interessante o trabalho dele, a engenharia aplicada à arte, e com muito sucesso. Dica muito boa, Sonia, adorei conhecer este artista.

  20. Confesso que não conhecia a obra do escultor.
    São, de facto, verdadeiramente magníficas e impressionantes.

  21. Hi Sonia. all I can say is simply amazing sculptures

  22. Some of them remind me of a live shrimp! How unusual and imaginative. Thanks for sharing Sonia.

  23. Sonia, Wow! The man is truly a genius. One of those sculptures in the video looked like it would take off and fly. I wonder how he stops them from drifting into the ocean.

    Thanks for sharing.

  24. Thank you Sonia for your kind visit!
    You have a very beautiful blog!
    Warm regards,
    Maria from Poland

  25. I would like thank you again for your kind comments on my site!
    Extraordinary sculptures in your photos!

    I wish you all the best!!

  26. The sculptures are great I especially like the first one. I would love to see them in person. Lloyd and Ranger

  27. Wow, I've never heard of Jansen. I'm going to have to look up more of his work, Sonia. I really enjoyed this series of photos.
    It's amazing how almost lifelike these sculptures look, and I can definitely see them on the beaches here.

  28. Stunning and quite unique! some of them are very interesting looking.

  29. Sonia será que é vc no Varal?... .Deliciosa idéia do nosso amigo Eduardo...

  30. sonia, gostei muito do Jansen. Obrigado porme visitar. Jonas.

  31. This is amazing..the structures and forms..Thank you for posting the pictures. Have a wonderful weekened..
    cheers Gisela

    All art is the expression of one and the same thing--
    the relation of the spirit of man to the spirit of other men
    and to the world.
    - Ansel Adams

  32. Sonia, você sempre encontra uma forma bem legal de nos distrair das confusões do dia-a-dia. Adorei. Bjs!

  33. These works are truly amazing - I remember seeing the advertisement here in South Africa as well. Can't remember what they were advertising as I was too fascinated by these walking sculpture. He must have an incredible mind to not only envision these, but to build them as well.

  34. sonia, thanks for this great post and links to you tube, I ended up watching quite a few, just captivating!

  35. I enjoyed looking through your blog. You have some wonderful photographs and interesting posts.

  36. Stunning photos!
    My eyes are boggled!!

  37. I absolutely love the first photo/art work. The structures look like alien beetles surfacing from the water to attack Earth.

  38. I had never heard of Theo Jansen so watched the video you linked to. There are a lot of other YouTube videos on that page as well, including links to TED talk he gave, explaining how he constructs them. Very wonderful! He hopes that these animals can live on their own in the future; right now he has to help them a lot!


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