Indepensense – Surreal Body Part Montages

From time to time we here at This Blog Rules like to get a little surrealistic. Don’t you? You may remember our post about Josh Sommers’ insane photo montages, the contents of which I think we can all agree were very insane indeed. Now Italian artist Giuseppe Mastromatteo has taken surrealism to a whole new level in his project called “Indepensense”.

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Opera Stage Shaped Like a Torso

Have you ever seen an opera stage shaped like a torso. Well, if not, then, you’ll probably be unnerved by the sight of this giant creature popping out of Lake Constance in Austria. This crazy thing is the most impressive opera set ever created. It was constructed specifically for an opera named after celebrated French poet André Chénier. And yes, it literally is an opera stage sitting in the middle of the famed Austrian lake.

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Mini-Worlds In Jars

So, you’ve seen lots and lots of incredible miniature art over the years, but I highly doubt you’ve ever seen miniature art going to this extreme! The contents of the little containers depicted above and below are so petite you need a magnifying glass to actually see what objects they are supposed to be. And prepare to be amazed once you take a magnified peek because every little jar has a tiny world of brilliance sitting inside. One world shows a couple kissing under a tree, another shows a turtle on an island, and a third shows a golf course with one itsy-bitsy golfer playing a round; maybe he’s a Lilliputian.

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$100,000 On Walls of The Museum Room

What do you see in these marvelous photos? You see a room in the Guggenheim Museum that is filled to the brim with 100,000 $1 bills. The money is actually a honorarium that artist Hans-Peter_Feldmann won for for significant achievement in contemporary art. This is known as the Biennal Hugo Boss Prize. He thought it would be a unique gesture for the museum to actually see how much money that is.

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Five Impossibly Big LEGO Buildings

Ah, Legos. For the last 70 years, these interlocking bricks have been amongst the most widely sold toys in the world. They’re fun to play with because they utilize your imagination: you can construct anything you can think of, and then tear it apart so you can build something else. Of course, it doesn’t always work out. [Read more...]