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arts

  • Utopia's Literature
    In 1503, Amerigo Vespucci -- merchant, geographer and ocean explorer -- came back from his expedition to America with extraordinary reports about a paradise island (which, in our days, corresponds to Fernando de Noronha territory, in Brazil). According to some historiographers, Thomas More -- diplomat, writer and lawyer -- motivated by the path-finding spirit of the mercantilist era and enchanted by those Vespucci reports,...
  • Sculptures by Sarah Kaufmann -- The Cheese Queen
    Born and raised in Winsconsin, her idea of producing cheese sculptures happened just like this... She was used to be surrounded by cheese factories, pastures full of dairy cows and orange triangular hats of the inhabitants of her city. So, the chosen material was perfect for that....
  • El Mac
    In 1980, El Mac born in Los Angeles. Since he was a child, he has been creating and studying art by himself. Human faces and all its characteristic expressions and variations are the core of his work. He focus his inspiration on looking for details around Phoenix's chicano-mexican culture, American Southeast, particularities of religious art and classical artists (Caravaggio, Mucha and Vermeer)....
  • Classic paintings put into another perspective
    Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (left) and Ringoism by Dave Macdowell (right). Some works of famous painters as Van Gogh, Vermeer and Rembrandt take new lines and colors. Can it be possible? For London Miles, a British Gallery, yes, indeed. In November, 2010, this place released "The Idol Hours" exposition -- an interesting exhibition of classic paintings reinterpreted by contemporary artists....
  • Love Love: this boat was not hit by an iceberg
    Love Love is a freedom shout from a plastic artist, as something that exists away from museums-and-galleries imprisonment, at the sea where the horizon lies distant and seems to have no limits. But a freedom shout is also a calling for attention: it can come from a stubborn child or from a rebel with cause -- well, the reader decides. The guy is Julien...
  • Thundercats Japanese Style
    Phil Postma created this version of ThunderCats, in a Japanese style. For those who grew up in the 90s, this series was one of the compelling to watch. Was recently made ​​a new version ... but the magic is no longer the same. See each of your favorite characters with a new image....
  • Naked girls reading: a book club for voyeurs?
    Reading is a pleasure, but there's nothing more annoying than a book club -- appointments when literary friends sit down, drinking a cup of tea and discharging intellectual observations about a certain kind of text. There are also torturing read out sessions. So, let's imagine an alternative available for this monotone program: a kind of book club which could be more intimate and relaxed:...
  • Rusty sculptures by Martin Heukeshoven
    Ali Babas Höhle, 2010. Miniatures of cars are common for automobile lovers. Whether they are small toys or collection pieces, all of us have already faced a sample of this marginal art without meditating about how worthy those pieces are. Martin Heukeshoven, who is in love for any kind of vehicles, took his hobby too seriously. Now he receives demands from all over the...
  • What can be done with diskettes?
    The information support became something totally ephemeral during post-modernity. Based on the computers' arrival and their constant evolution, the way we store our data tends to change according to the uprising and diffusion of new technologies. This makes us endlessly migrates bytes in order to not loose texts, photos, videos and so many other files to which we are connected....
  • Kaleidoscopical fashion, by Mark Leibowitz
    Between 2008 and 2009, during John Galliano's fashion show, the photographer Mark Leibowitz captured all the colors and the beauty of the collections presentations' preceding moments. "Backstage" is the compilation of such photographs, which reproduce a panel of vibrating and flaming tones, with an almost choreographed movement of the frantic pré-passarele atmosphere....
  • The art that lies at the froth of your cappuccino
    Panda Bear Art has no limits. And it allows the combination of art and coffee, providing fantastic creations....
  • Chow Hon Lam: humor for dressing
    Public Toilet (Detail) Chow Hon Lam, or Flying Mouse, is a t-shirts designer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According him, this garment is a way of telling stories on a funny or symbolical way....
  • IDENTITY - visual concept by Jeffrey Wang
    (Detail) At a modern and immediate society, which promotes more and more the idea that having -- and not being -- is the most important thing, is obviously easy to lose the references of who you are. For the Chinese artist Jeffrey Wang, it's difficult to be yourself under the constant attack of all kinds of influences. It's a way right to the loss...
  • The surreal faces of Iain macarthur
    Some people spend their entire lives without knowing what they really want. Work is a hard task to be accomplished day after day, and satisfaction comes on Saturday, after the working hours, and goes aways on Sunday evening, when they realize that Monday is coming....
  • The tiny figures of Mike Leavitt
    David Byrne During the 1950s, Pop Art broke the canons of the conceptual art into vogue at that time -- abstract art and surrealism --, getting the art close to the common people again. Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and Marcel Duchamp were the greatest bastions at this new way of making art, revolutionizing, once again, the whole aesthetic characteristics of the Occidental world....
  • The Human Imaginarium of MR Toledano
    What Philip Toledano portraits is the imagination. According to himself, in photography, there should always be space for questions and doubts, lifting the viewer to a constant stage of suspense. It's like an unfinished sentence. His works -- that, sometimes, are in the shape of installation -- essentially document the North-American society: its mobilizing values, who builds it, what destroys it....
  • Theo Jansen and his kinetic sculptures
    At the beaches of Netherlands, the artist-engineer Theo Jansen chose a different path of those followed by who uses wind to give shape to mills or hot-air balloons. From plastic yellow tubes, Jansen creates sculptures moved by wind which remind me pre-historical animals, on an expression of kinetic art....
  • The Fantastic Fictional Drawings by John Berkey
    Born in 1932, John Berkey (the "Star Wars artist") attended the Minneapolis School of Arts, getting, after that, many jobs in studios, including the Artists Inc., until he was found by Brown & Bigelow -- a publicity agency where he worked for eight years....
  • Juarez Machado - ode to the sophisticated woman
    Juarez Machado is almost 70 years old and it's a landmark at the Brazilian paitings. But he's also a sculptor, drawer, caricaturist, designer, scenographer, mimic, writer, photographer and actor. However, the multifaceted artist never scattered....
  • Graphic Art by Rafael Sica
    Known for his work with illustrations and graphic novels, Rafael Sica rises as one of the Brazilian underground new revelations. His career started in 2001 and he takes internet as a great publicizing tool for artistical works. He already has a notorious bunch of readers who access his homepage periodically searching for his recent works. By the way, using the term "reader" sounds curious,...
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