TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics
This year's commissioned artwork for the #Rio2016 #Olympics reveal a colorful and vibrant flair. Commissioning #artwork for the Olympics has been a tradition since 1912, and this year's pieces were recently unveiled to great fanfare.
The eight featured artists are Sam Taylor-Johnson, Howard Hodgkin, Tracey Emin, David Shrigley, Anne Hardy, Sarah Jones, Eddie Peake and Benjamin Senior. The eight artists were asked to create unique images in celebration of Rio and Brazil, inspired by the British Olympic team.
The artists drew #inspiration from subjects far and wide -- infusing themes from #Brazil's flag colors, the nature of #sports' competitive-yet-playful #energy, and inspirational slogans that capture the lively spirit of the Olympics.
Sam Taylor-Johnson's Wanderer Above the Sea of Dreams:
Anne Hardy's Reflection:
David Shrigley's Life is Fantastic:
Benjamin Senior's Stroke Tempo:
Sarah Jones's Cabinet (Spiral):
Tracey Emin's True Love Always Wins:
Eddie Peake's Sweat:
Howard Hodgkin's The Road to Rio: