shelleyhimmelstein

This project started over 20 years ago when, caught up by the pageantry and excitement of the FIFA World Cup, I made a series of drawings from the 1994 games as a springboard for paintings. Subsequently, every four years Iíve continued to explore the rich visual dynamics of these soccer matches with the constaint that each composition be realized during a live TV broadcast. Someday, I hope to stage an exhibition that invites people to witness the evolution of a new series while enjoying the broadcasts; by the final, the walls will be filled with past and present compositions.

Links to related work:
Soccerscapes in oil and as feltworks

FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006

First Round (Groups). Enter  ->

  • 9jun_GER_4-CRC_2
  • 9jun_POL_0-ECU_2
  • 10jun-ENG_1-PAR_0
  • 10jun-TRI_0-SWE_0
  • 10jun-ARG_2-CIV_1
  • 11jun-SCG_0-NED_1
  • 11jun-MEX_2-IRN_1
  • 11jun-ANG_0-POR_1
  • 12jun-AUS_3-JPN_1
  • 12jun-USA_0-CZE_3
  • 12jun-ITA_2-GHA_0
  • 13jun-KOR_2-TOG_1
  • 13jun-FRA_0-SUI_0
  • 13jun-BRA_1-CRO_0
  • 14jun-ESP_4-UKR_0
  • 14jun-TUN_2-KSA_2
  • 14jun-GER_1-POL_0
  • 15jun-ECU_3-CRC_0
  • 15jun-ENG_2-TRI_0
  • 15jun-SWE_1-PAR_0
  • 16jun-ARG_6-SCG_0
  • 16jun-NED_2-CIV_1
  • 16jun-MEX_0-ANG_0
  • 17jun-POR_2-IRN_0
  • 17jun-CZE_0-GHA_2
  • 17jun-ITA_1-USA_1
  • 18jun-JPN_0-CRO_0
  • 18jun-BRA_2-AUS_0
  • 18jun-FRA_1-KOR_1
  • 19jun-TOG_0-SUI_2
  • 19jun-KSA_0-UKR_4
  • 19jun-ESP_3-TUN_1
  • 20jun-ECU_0-GER_3
  • 20jun-SWE_2-ENG_2
  • 21jun-POR_2-MEX_1
  • 21jun_NED_0-ARG_0
  • 22jun_CZE_0-ITA_2
  • 22jun-JAP_1-BRA_4
  • 23jun-KSA_0-ESP_1
  • 23jun-SUI_2-KOR_0

Second Round (16s, Quarter, Semifinals and Finals). Enter  ->

  • 24jun-GER_2-SWE_0
  • 24jun-ARG_2-MEX_1
  • 25jun-ENG_1-ECU_0
  • 25jun-POR_1-NED_0
  • 26jun-ITA_1-AUS_0
  • 26jun-SUI_0-UKR_3
  • 27jun-BRA_3-GHA_0
  • 27jun-ESP_1-FRA_3
  • 30jun-GER_4-ARG_2
  • 30jun-ITA_3-UKR_0
  • ENG_1-POR_3
  • BRA_0-FRA_1
  • GER_0-ITA_2
  • POR_0-FRA_1
  • GER_3-POR_1
  • 9jul-ITA_5-FRA_3

Materials:
Prismacolor Art Stix and Pencils with erasures on Hahnemuhle Durer Etch Bright White paper, 22"x30" (56cmx76cm).