Giant White Horse Leaps Toward a Girl in Amazing Venice Biennale Installation

Claudia Fontes The Horse Problem Venice Biennale Argentinian Pavillion

The 57th Venice International Art Biennale opened on May 13, and already the Argentinian Pavillion is causing a stir. Housed in the mammoth Arsenal building, Claudia Fontes‘ The Horse Problem is quickly becoming one of the art event’s most photographed art installations. The large-scale sculpture group depicts a girl gently caressing the nose of a powerful horse frozen in movement.

The Argentinian artist looked to several sources of inspiration for the work. First, the context of the building. Venice’s Arsenal was built to churn out the Lees verder

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Fun Typographic Metaphors Animated on a Vintage Typewriter by Greg Condon

One of the first assignments in a beginning typography course is the creation of visual metaphors, where letterforms are somehow modified or manipulated to represent a word. In this ingenious short film by Greg Condon titled “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” the metaphor exercise is brought to life with the help of a Smith Corona Galaxie Deluxe typewriter that he used to animate each word. Sound by One Thousand Birds. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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Artist Leaves 15,000 Coins On Ground In London To See How People React, And The Result Surprised Even Her

Wednesday, Airbnb host Jamahl McMurran and his guest Lana Mesic, a Croatian artist and photographer, set out to start a social experiment with a huge pile of coins.

It all started when Lana didn’t know what to do with the 15,000 coins that she had left from her previous art installation. Instead of transporting the heavy pile back home, she and Jamahl thought of a better idea… “So my Airbnb guest and I decided to place 15,000 2p coins on the canal and record what would happen…. #coinsbythecanal,” Jamahl wrote on Twitter. The results were hilarious! Keep on scrolling to take a Lees verder

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Sculptor Fills Pavilion with Stunning Series of Wire Mesh Architecture

Wire Mesh Architecture Wire Mesh Architecture Edoardo Tresoldi

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi is renowned for his sky-high sculptures of figures and edifices meticulously crafted from mesh. For his latest project, Tresoldi has filled an entire pavilion with an impressive arrangement of awe-inspiring wire mesh architecture.

Tresoldi’s series of structures beautifully blends a classical aesthetic with an avant-garde approach. The sculptures feature age-old architectural elements like orderly columns, grand-scale archways, and colossal domes. However, their wire mesh construction, strategic lighting, and suspended installation gives the antiquated monuments a modern and ethereal feel. Furthermore, the grid-like, industrial nature of each wire sculpture is cleverly offset by natural accents like trees, plants, and living walls. This material juxtaposition adds yet Lees verder

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Luminous Driftwood Sculptures Inspired by Breaking Ocean Waves

Wave Art Driftwood Sculpture Ocean Waves Johny Surf Art

Combining his love of surfing with his sculpting talents, Portugal-based artist Johny Surf Art crafts exquisite works of wave art. Each crystalline, cresting wave is framed by lumber found on the beach, conveying the artist’s crafty approach and emphasizing the works’ crystal clear connection to nature.

Johny Surf Art meticulously sculpts each wave from gypsum, the main ingredient found in plaster. He affixes each model to a piece of driftwood, taking advantage of the sticks’ one-of-a-kind contours, textures, and colors to emphasize the natural feel of his work. Once he has achieved his desired design, he paints the piece in mesmerizing jewel tones, which he mixes himself.

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Illustrator Will Create a Free Portrait of You in Exchange for Your Secrets

100 Days Of Secrets

“My parents think I quit smoking.”

For most artists, you’ve got to pay them if you want to own a piece of their work. But illustrator and art director Terence Eduarte will create a portrait of you for free—with one caveat. In exchange for a stylish digital image of yourself, you’ve got to let Eduarte in on one of your secrets. It’s part of his 100 day project aptly called 100 Days of Secrets, and it has his friends and total strangers spilling “silly secrets and unexpected confessions” to him.

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A Girl Encounters a Giant White Horse Frozen in Mid-Air Within the Venice Biennale’s Argentinian Pavilion

A girl is seen softly touching the nose of a giant, white horse frozen in mid-air within the Argentinian Pavilion of this year’s Venice Biennale, a large sculptural work by artist Claudia FontesThe Horse Problem, and the Argentinian Pavilion, are located within the biennale’s Arsenal building, the largest pre-industrial production center of the world. Made long ago from wood, bricks, and iron, the building is one that could have only been built by horse-power, the work highlighting the hidden influences the animal had on the city.

The installation, which also features 400 Lees verder

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Japanese Woodblock Prints Reimagined as Quirky Contemporary Tattoos

Japanese Tattoo Japanese Style Tattoos Japanese Woodblock Prints Brindi

Toulouse-based tattoo artist Maxime Gautron—better known as Brindi—boasts an eclectic ink oeuvre. With an interest in Japanese woodblock prints, he predominantly creates contemporary and cartoon-like Japanese style tattoos.

Each inked work of art by Brindi cleverly combines art of the past with modern-day trends and interests. Many of his Japanese tattoos portray a likeness to traditional Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Ukiyo-e—a term that translates to “pictures of the floating world”—is characterized by a rich and diverse color palette, shallow picture planes, unconventional compositions, and undeniably Japanese subject matter. Many of Brindi’s tattoos are clearly inspired by this art form, and some of them even put a pop culture spin on Lees verder

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Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon

Although rare, full cloud inversions are something we know well here, covering the same phenomena over the last few years both here and here. This particular timelapse video by filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic captures how beautifully the descending clouds imitate waves when trapped within the Grand Canyon, undulating against the uppermost edges of the natural wonder’s deep valley.

The video was filmed as a part of SKYGLOW, a crowdfunded project that seeks to explore the effects of urban light pollution by examining some of the darkest skies across Lees verder

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Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon

Although rare, full cloud inversions are something we know well here, covering the same phenomena over the last few years both here and here. This particular timelapse video by filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic captures how beautifully the descending clouds imitate waves when trapped within the Grand Canyon, undulating against the uppermost edges of the natural wonder’s deep valley.

The video was filmed as a part of SKYGLOW, a crowdfunded project that seeks to explore the effects of urban light pollution by examining some of the darkest skies across Lees verder

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