Art

July 24, 2017

Massive Sand Sculptures Bring Life Under the Sea to the Surface

Every year, the beaches that line the resort town of Søndervig, Denmark are transformed into a sandy spectacle for the highly-anticipated Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival. For this year's edition, artists have been asked to sculpt colossal works of art that exhibit a particularly fitting theme: “life under the sea.” Spanning aquatic wildlife, underwater civilizations, fantastical figures, and even some particularly popular cartoon characters, the subject matter explored by this year's participants is simultaneously diverse and cohesive.

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July 22, 2017

59 Retro Posters Celebrate the Colorful Diversity of America’s National Parks

To explore the diversity and share the beauty of America's beloved National Parks, a group of nature-loving artists and designers has created a colorful collection of retro National Park posters. Compiled into the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series and produced by The National Poster Retrospecticus, these vintage-inspired posters celebrate the natural wonder of these majestic sites. Nostalgically known as “America's best idea,” the National Parks encompass an amazing array of awe-inspiring landforms and landscapes.

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July 21, 2017

Fragmented Wire Sculptures Capture the Complexity of Man’s Inner Psyche

Romanian sculptor Darius Hulea molds metal wire to create incredible artwork reflecting on the inner and outer psyche of man. Drawing portraits out of metal, his subjects are fragmented, as though a sketch left incomplete. Interestingly, a large collection of his contemporary portraits depict historic philosophers, writers, artists, and musicians from his homeland. Turning the classic heroism of the portrait bust on its ear, the young sculptor creates a contemporary immortalization of each figure.

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July 17, 2017

100 Artists Were Invited to Paint an Entire School Before Its Renovation

Over the course of three weeks, 100 artists were given free reign to take over a dormitory in Paris, making it their canvas. As part of the Rehab 2 festival, the graffiti artists were invited to paint the interior of a student residence at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris. The space was then open to the public for one month prior to renovation works, which will wipe out the artwork.

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