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Coupe à couvercle: noix de coco, monture en vermeil - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Coupe à couvercle: noix de coco, monture en vermeil - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Nautile monté en hanap  - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Nautile monté en hanap - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

The exhilarating work of Madrid-based artist Alicia Martín clearly falls into the latter category. In her dramatic Biografias series, thousands of books explode out the windows of three buildings, evoking such forces of nature as waterfalls and tornadoes. To us, these massive sculptures symbolize the boundary-busting, life-changing power of literature

Enormous Sculptures of Books Exploding Out of Buildings

The exhilarating work of Madrid-based artist Alicia Martín clearly falls into the latter category. In her dramatic Biografias series, thousands of books explode out the windows of three buildings, evoking such forces of nature as waterfalls and tornadoes. To us, these massive sculptures symbolize the boundary-busting, life-changing power of literature

Gobelet couvert - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Gobelet couvert - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Kokosnootbeker met het gedeelde wapen Van Ghemen-Van Aeswijn, afkomstig uit het Jufferstift Ter Hunnepe bij Deventer, anoniem, 1530

Kokosnootbeker met het gedeelde wapen Van Ghemen-Van Aeswijn, afkomstig uit het Jufferstift Ter Hunnepe bij Deventer, anoniem, 1530

Paire de porte-verres - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Paire de porte-verres - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Kokosnusspokal mit Szenen aus der Geschichte des verlorenen Sohnes - Coconut goblet, probably Nuremberg, mid-16th century

Kokosnusspokal mit Szenen aus der Geschichte des verlorenen Sohnes - Coconut goblet, probably Nuremberg, mid-16th century

Partially gilt silver Coconut Cup. Unmarked, probably German, ca 1580-1600

Partially gilt silver Coconut Cup. Unmarked, probably German, ca 1580-1600

Keberlin, Michael. Coconut Cup. Coconut, gilt silver, Augsburg, 1568-70

Keberlin, Michael. Coconut Cup. Coconut, gilt silver, Augsburg, 1568-70

Chope transformée en boîte  - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

Chope transformée en boîte - Musée national de la Renaissance (Ecouen)

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