Kudos for Chehere Laurent, a French artist who impresses with photographs and handling them very successful with the subject matter. Indeed, it plays with the clichés of houses and buildings to levitate in the air, giving a surreal rendering of the most beautiful effect. They seem so real. It's so cool to see real life images used to make surreal/twisted realities. This is something a painting could never do!
It's a bird...
It's a plane...
No, it's a
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Victim of Beauty, by vassil germanov for 12 magazine 2012
Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri from Palermo has always been fascinated by religiosity. For his series of sculptures titled Hagiographies, Palminteri transformed statues of saints, purchased in the street markets of Palermo, into superheroes by repainting the sacred works with bright acrylic paint, masking their faces and converting their traditional robes into capes and superhero garb bearing their recognizable symbols. Make of it what you will…
This large installation entitled Solar Equation is a simulation of the Sun, 100 million times smaller than the real thing! The sphere, commissioned by the Light in Winter Festival in Australia, is the largest spherical balloon in the world.
Using mathematical equations, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer developed a pattern of animations that are projected onto the sphere, and that never repeat. Through this simulation, the artist provides the public with a glimpse of the Sun’s unpredictable and intense atmosphere. The public can interact with the installation and affect these animations via an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad application, creating various visual experiences. It’s hard to imagine seeing such a large, burning star so gigantic and up-close.
Via: Ruines Humaines
The Leaf and the Wind (IV), 2011, Enamel on canvas, 36 x 42.5 inches
was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1985. His current occupation is artist. Here is a few of his works I found on his website. I hope you enjoy if you would like to check out more click here.
Grand (V), 2011, Enamel on canvas, 32 x 25 inches
"When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person."
- Blaise Pascal
Fabienne Verdier is a painter of contemporary French, born 3 March 1962 in Paris. ‘She paints on large floor-standing chassis with new tools she has crafted herself and that enable a new approach of line and shape. It seeks to explore the relationship between movement, matter and the fundamental force of gravitation. She regularly exhibits his work in Europe. It came in many collections, including the Centre Pompidou , the Musée Cernuschi in Paris or the foundation H.Looser in Zurich.
Verdier’s studio is an instrument in her art. It was designed as a retreat for her preparatory ascetic practice,physical engagement and "excavation" of form which provide the basis of the act of painting.
The space is on a scale with her monumental works, allowing the artist to hang an enormous paintbrush and view the paintings from a distance via the mezzanine... The studio is beyond a mere refuge, it is a tool without which her works may never have been born. Dolorès Marat’s photographic essay faithfully portrays the full importance of the studio space to Fabienne Verdier’s work.
Via: Artist site
Super cute cream lace dress featuring a sheer sweetheart neckline and peplum detailing. Stretch panel at waist, partially lined. Looks amazing paired with bold lips and platforms!
*Shell: Cotton/Nylon Blend; Lining: 100% Polyester
*Model is wearing size small
*Runs true to size
*Hand wash cold or dry clean
*Made in USA
Source: Nasty Girl
From the Thom Browne designed Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers collection we present the Cricked sneaker. The low top sneaker comes with wingtip accents on its leather and suede upper. A removable suede kiltie adds some more flavor to the sneaker, which comes this season in two colorways. You can purchase the sneaker now from the Black Fleece online store for 325 USD.
SHOES: BLACK FLEECE
Via: High Snobiety
Caracas In Civil War (2007, Oil on canvas)
Winning (2007, Oil on canvas)
I LOVE ME SOME BECKMANN, MAN!
While living his last years in NYC, Beckmann's art took a colorful and ambitious turn.With the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945, Beckmann had an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The next year he had a major exhibition at the Curt Valentin gallery in New York City. In 1947 he accepted an invitation to teach at Washington University in St. Louis. The following year the City Art Museum of St. Louis gave him a retrospective, which brought him the highest acclaim in the art world. In 1949 Beckmann received first prize at the Carnegie International and taught at the Brooklyn Art Museum. In the summer of 1950 he died in New York.
The artist did some great paintings and got some great respect in his final years.