It’s a comical clash of classic and modern style in Street Stone, the rib-tickling new art project from Léo Caillard. In a stroke of artistic genius, the French photographer felt it necessary to bring a little modern flair to the sculptured masterpieces standing and lounging in the Louvre. In Street Stone, centuries-old statues are glammed up with the fashion of today. The inspired juxtapositions are hysterical and provoke a thought or two about the startling changes in fashion sensibilities over time. But how did Caillard do it?
In the video below, his method is shown: Caillard took some snaps of the statues, then took snaps of his friends dressed in trendy attire (plaid shirts, cropped pants, etc.) and mimicking the poses of the classic stone figures. With a little bit of photo manipulation thanks to the powers of Photoshop and some help from art director Alexis Persani, the clothes of the friends were seamlessly placed onto the stone figures’ bodies. And voila: hipster statues!
Check out the rest of Street Stone below.
Lego art isn’t anything new – ever since the Lego Group launched the interlocking building blocks all the way back in 1949, budding artists the world over have been presenting their colourful constructions in galleries, on the internet and even out in the open. But the Lego creations of New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya are so eye-poppingly spectacular and spectacularly eye-popping they deserve to have some light shone upon their countless interconnected bricks.
Ever since 2002, ex-laywer Sawaya has been creating large-scale sculptures of the human body, everyday objects and real-life constructions, all made entirely out of regular ol’ Lego bricks, and has been showcasing them in museums all across the globe. Currently, he is touring the States and also Australia in a new exhibition, named “The Art of the Brick,” wowing museum-goers worldwide with his magnificent designs. Below is a collection of some of his finest work, but if you want to see more you could go take a look at his official site or even pay one of his exhibitions a visit – just don’t knock any of the pieces over. [Read more…]
Get your magnifying glass, you’re gonna need it to see this collection of miniature sculptures! The person who made theses sculptures has a lot of patience and intestinal fortitude. Carving tiny artwork on pencil tips is not for the weak.
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.