Denmark’s Blinking Merman Sculpture

Don’t we all love an intriguing sculpture? Visit Elsinore, Denmark this summer and you’ll be able to view the latest sculptural project by artists Elmgreen & Dragset. As the new male counterpart to Denmark’s national icon The Little Mermaid, Han sits on top of a boulder that has all been cast in polished stainless steel. Watch this sculpture closely and you’ll notice that for a split second once every hour, Han will blink! That’s right. There’s a hidden hydraulic mechanism within him. Right after that moment, Han goes back to being a static statue. Wild!


via [Art Daily], [CN Traveller]





December 6, 2016

Famous Songs Hilariously Reinterpreted as Witty One-Panel Cartoons

Cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson hilariously reinterprets the meaning of some of the world’s most popular songs. Ranging from timeless Christmas carols to chart-topping hits, the Icelandic artist uses them as inspiration for his deceptively simple-yet-clever line drawings. As a result, their biting wit puts a whole new spin on the melodies we thought we knew. These one-panel cartoons are ripe with parody. Dagsson takes a snippet of a song—such as its title—and builds a whole stick-figure world around it.

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December 6, 2016

Ballerina Combines Intricate Beauty of Russian Ballet and Architecture

Russian photographer and ballerina Darian Volkova takes an innovative approach to exploring St. Petersburg’s architecture with her new ballet photography series Ballet House Tales. While she typically shoots backstage life at the ballet, these stunning images prove that her photography is not limited to straight reportage. By placing ballerinas in these these decadent houses, she fills the space with a new spirit. Each dancer melds into her surroundings, molding herself to the surfaces.

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