Beleza on the walls

February 25, 2012 § 2 Comments

Beauty is not always in the streets, it is on the walls as well. In particular, on the walls of Brasilândia Vila, a poor suburb on the outskirts of São Paulo, where Madrid Spain based artist collective Boa Mistura transformed them into a typographical scenery.

Words such as beleza, amor, doçura, firmeza and orgulho (beauty, love, sweetness, firmness and pride) were painted on the walls in perspective and revealed from just one point of view,  as people walk past the one location where the lines merge into the form of words.

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The sky turned blood red

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I was walking along a path with two friends / the sun was setting / suddenly the sky turned blood red / I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence / there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city / my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety / and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”
Edvard Munch, 1893

Not only poems can be animated, as we have seen in our previous post, but paintings as well. Edvard Munch’s The Scream gets a life of its own in this amazing video, created by animation director and graphic artist Sebastian Cosor.

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An essence of the past

January 9, 2012 § 2 Comments

As awkward as it sounds, this new year brought us a sense of nostalgia for an era somehow lost. That’s why we got so impressed with Don Hong-Oai‘s contemporary photographs of China, appeared though as age-old paintings or ink drawings on long scrolls.

Using an old Asian photography technique and incorporating traditional calligraphy and elements of traditional Chinese paintings, Hong-Oai creates mind blowing landscapes, “bringing us back” the essence of past decades.

via My Modern Metropolis

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Dot by dot

December 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

A portrait made entirely of dots. Following the great tradition of pointillism of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and other notable painters, Miguel Endara created Hero, a portrait of his father, using 3.2 million dots.

Watch the amazing making-of video.

via Laughing Squid

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Guernica comes to life

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica keeps alive the memory of the bombing of this small town in the Basque region of northern Spain on April 27, 1937 and visual effects artist Lena Gieseke brings to life Picasso’s painting in a 3D tour of his work.
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Ceci n’est pas une post

July 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

A tribute to Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte.

A mesmerizing motion graphics video (with an original piano score) illustrating and giving life to some of his iconic paintings, created by the creative sound company Box of Toys and video and design agency flipEVIL. Simply magnificent.

via Brainpickings

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Made of crayons

June 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

Art made not by crayons, but of crayons. Artist Christian Faur uses more than one hundred thousand hand cast crayons of varying colors and shades to create amazing photorealistic landscapes and figurative images.

Christian Faur creates a ‘new art form that uniquely balances the qualities of both photography and sculpture’ by placing these individual “pixels” of wax into specific locations inside of wooden frames. Simply wonderful!

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