Dripping Rain Cloud at Nuart Festival 2012

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Classic Sculptures Dressed in Modern Outfits by Léo Caillard

“French photographer Léo Caillard teamed up with French art director Alexis Persani to dress ancient Louvre’s sculptures into something more trendy and up-to-date.

To create ‘Street Stone’, Caillard first photographed the statues and his friends in similar poses. Then Persani stacked the shots on top of each other in Photoshop, erasing everything but the clothes from the top layer.

By contrasting modern and classical culture, the creative duo wanted to show that society has undergone a big change and continues changing. The results are hilarious! It also shows that clothes have an enormous impact on the way one is perceived.”

Retouching : Alexis Persani
Photography & conception : Léo Caillard

 

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HUMANÆ – PANTONE® HUMAN SWATCHES

Brazilian artist Angelica Dass created the visually stunning project Humanæ, where she matches skin tone to a PANTONE® color. The ongoing portraiture project takes a sample of 11×11 pixels of the model’s face and then matches it to the exact PANTONE® tone. The background is then dyed to the exact tone. You could say the result is a color “HUE”MAN (ha!)?

Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/humanae-pantone%c2%ae-human-swatches/#ixzz21plYlUXn

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Fulvio di Piazza’s Mysterious Surreal World

Fulvio di Piazza is a Sicilian artist who specializes in surreal oil paintings, a selection of which, entitled Ashes to Ashes, will be on display at the New York showspace in his first solo exhibition in the United States. His current imagery includes fantastical volcanic landscapes with floating islands and re-shaped land masses forming heads & creatures, among other things – all rendered in a impressive level of detail and depth. This series was inspired by the by the 1980 book Entropy, written by an American economist named Jeremy Rifkin, in which he associates thermodynamic activity with sociological patterns of economic and environmental decline. The piece above is for the Unnatural-Natural History exhibition at the Royal Academy West of England opening in Bristol on July 14, while the images below are for the aforementioned NYC show opening tonight.

via Arrested Motion

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