Love the strange and beautiful? Check out the posts for some really extraordinary works of art.
Bombe 400ML was an exhibition in Paris, in 2008, blending both contemporary and street art values. Not only that but it up-cycles old spray cans. See how artists customize old cans in these really creative ways. The art featured in 'Le Mur' a French street art association
With the help of geometric sculptures, artist Fabrizio Corneli constructs intricate shadow-images. The artist plays with light and its reflective abilities to create human faces, animals and geometric patterns. It may seem like the artist’s work is made by simply cutting a stencil into a metal object, but the artist’s shadow pieces are actually made by placing specifically shaped, abstract metal objects on the projection surface, with the light bouncing off and through those objects, to cast shadows which mimic features such as eyes, mouths, or even agirl on a swing.
The end result is an intangible piece of art; yes, the sculptural elements are tangible, but the image, the actual focus of the piece cannot be touched without distorting it, nor can it be seen without the use of light.
With the help of mathematics, the artist is able to carefully position his abstract sculptures in a way that will optimally project the result of the light reflection. As the artist states, “light is energy which creates form”; all the artist has to do is create a vessel into which light can travel, and then step back, to allow the light itself to form its own work of art. Light not only reveals the shape, but also creates it.
The results are almost like non-images, as in, the shadows on the walls are residues of what should be there, or was there, or could be. The images create an environment of the anamorphosis, combining science and poetry, mathematics and art.
Here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View
So often I find myself 'going to that happy place'. My body is present but my mind is far, far away. Here are some breath takingly beautiful places for inspire your happy place. Enjoy!
Viewed from above, the Land Art project Desert Breath looks too perfect to be real. The two spiraling arms of positive and negative conical forms create a surreal scene upon the Egyptian desert floor, echoing the forms of nature found in plants, water and the very shape of our galaxy. Coming down to earth, the view only becomes slightly more believable. The features are gigantic: the outside cones towering taller than a human, and the shimmering center pool spanning almost 100 feet.
There are many different mediums artists can use to express themselves. Guido Daniele, for instance, chooses to use something that most of us have ourselves. Instead of buying canvas or paper, he paints hands. A gallery that includes some of his work was posted online, stunning users. It’s hard to believe what you will be seeing is something as simple as a painted hand:
Some paintings seem SO real, you can’t believe someone was talented enough to create them. Then, some paintings seem SO real you can’t even tell they are paintings. Below are 21 of the most amazing works of art you won’t be able to tell are 100% handmade and NOT photographs. These artists are so talented, they’ll leave your jaw on the floor.