The Bronze Sculptures Of Bruno Catalano

Le passager de la pluie
Bronze original – Tirage Limité à 12 exemplaires
(1/8 et épreuve d’artiste 1/4) 54 x 28 x18 cm

French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing.


I think that the missing parts of the sculptures (their imperfections) make them truly extraordinary and unique.



From boredpanda
Bruno Catalano site

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True Photography

In Berengo Gardin’s view,being a photographer means playing an observer’s role and adopting a sympathetic listening stance in the face of reality,a characteristic that he shares with all of the great reporter photograhers of the 20th century. And indeed in recent years he has always been in the front line in an effort to tell us what needed changing and what needed celebrating.
As a photographer he is devoted to recording reality in the round,leaving no stone unturned. He took this photos between 2013 and 2014, portraying the ordinary life in Venice: Large cruise ships cross the lagoon. She was troubled by visual pollution.

Palazzo delle esposizioni

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A large ship,leaving the basin of san marco
view from Via Garibaldi, Venice – April 2013 © Gianni Berengo Gardin – Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia

Giudecca, Venice, aprile 2013 © Gianni Berengo Gardin – Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia


Giudecca,venice © Gianni Berengo Gardin –  Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia



It’s not easy… it’s never easy.

Giusy Versace is a well-known Italy’s champion para-athlete : She lost her legs in an accident, but she kept her persistance and determination.

Giusy Versace – – Maurizio pighizzini

“It’s hard to confront yourself with the daily physical pain. Prosthetics, after all, aren’t your legs. So you wake up with a biting pain in different parts of your body,” the 30-something Italian says, pointing at her tummy and hips, “You can’t walk exactly like you walked yesterday. It’s different, every day.”




Other Sources Gulf Times

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Coldplay has released a bizarre new video for their third single titled Up&Up,from their current album, A Head Full of Dreams : I thought I’d post it because it shows everything beautiful around us,each part of the world and its opposite, so the imperfects of the world in all its greatness. But up is down, down is up, normally large concepts have been miniaturized and nothing is the same.  With the help of directors Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, the Biritsh band turned seemingly ordinary activities and images into the extraordinary:

While its overall tone is quirky, dreamlike and playful, it also makes some serious political points, with imagery including boats overcrowded with people, a beach with a huge concrete wall blocking the sea and children in a war-torn landscape.

Heymann and Muggia commented in a statement that they were “inspired by many collage artists, past and present. Hopefully the images do the rest of the talking.”

Indiana Times


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Shadi Ghadirian: Old School Persian Photography With a Modern Twist


Shadi Ghadirian is an Iranian photographer who show us an unusual way to portrait the women of her society.

“I wanted to show the existing contrasts and contradictions for the young generation of Iranian women, so I renewed the old part of the photographs and combined it with the elements of today’s life”

from National Geographic
See more of Shadi Ghadirian’s photographs on her website

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Custom Designs From The World

Melody Hames, 27, is a British artist and she has a very interesting job – she gives horses free-hand artistic haircuts.

This human behaviour helps them to get healthy.

She had to trim her pony frequently because it suffered from a condition called cushings, causing it to have a thick woolly coat which doesn’t change in the warmer season.

The horses she works on always look fabulous


Interview and photos:
The Telegraph


But… What about eastern tradition?
Last week I saw some interesting pics about human life in Sahara, in which every camels are treated as a masterpiece.

But… This has provoked a great deal of criticism, because some people are completely against this attitude.


From Arteide
Sahara Desert Morocco

PH : lginç meslekler 



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‘We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before’


The World Heritage-listed reef is currently suffering its worst bleaching in recorded history with 93 percent of corals affected due to warming sea temperatures.



 Barriera corallina in Belize – © WWF Canon

 “We’ve never seen anything like this scale of bleaching before,” – said Professor Terry Hughes, who convened a team of 300 scientists to study the bleaching. – “In the northern Great Barrier Reef, it’s like ten cyclones have come ashore all at once.” Following aerial surveys of 911 reefs, the scientists found that only 68 were completely intact and that almost a third were severely or entirely bleached. (from: The Telegraph )


close-up look at the Great Barrier Reef’s bleaching

( the whole article and photos: The Conversation )

April 12, 2016 9.12pm BST
Justin Marshall/, Author provided
University of Queensland, Australia

Pictures show the silent death of many of these beautiful organisms. But, as noted above, the bleaching can in some cases be weirdly beautiful, as the corals shed their algal cloaks and reveal themselves


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After Bleaching,
sea-life on the reef. See more on
The Conversation




Cindy Sherman: the masquerade of identity


Untitled Film Still #15. 1978

Gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 x 7 1/2″ (24 x 19.1 cm).The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Barbara and Eugene Schwartz in honor of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder.© 2012 Cindy Sherman


The American feminist artist Cindy Sherman (1954)  “emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 1980s as part of a new generatio
n of artists concerned with the codes of representation in a media-saturated era” .
She posed in different stereotypical female roles, she’s got plenty of subjective emotions she can exploit through the media: In photograph after photograph, Sherman was ever present with different costumes. She wants to overturn the trend of the american society based on appearence and consumption,ready to celebrate the product and not its producer.

“Throughout her career, Sherman has appropriated numerous visual genres—including the film still, centerfold, fashion photograph, historical portrait, and soft-core sex image—while disrupting the operations that work to define and maintain their respective codes of representation.[…]

Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills (1977–80) have been canonized as a hallmark of postmodernist art, which frequently utilized mass-media codes and techniques of representation in order to comment on contemporary society.[…]  Sherman’s stills have an artifice that is heightened by the often visible camera cord, slightly eccentric props, unusual camera angles, and by the fact that each image includes the artist, rather than a recognizable actress or model.”



Untitled #359. 2000

Chromogenic color print, 30 x 20″ (76.2 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. © 2012 Cindy Sherman


Untitled #360. 2000

Chromogenic color print, 30 x 20″ (76.2 x 50.8 cm). Stefan T. Edlis Collection.
© 2012 Cindy Sherman

Untitled #408. 2002

Chromogenic color print, 54 x 36″ (137.2 x 91.4 cm). Collection of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond J. Learsy. © 2012 Cindy Sherman


Untitled #132. 1984

Chromogenic color print, 67 x 47″ (170.2 x 199.4 cm). Collection of John Cheim.
© 2012 Cindy Sherman

With bright light and high-contrast color, Sherman focuses on the consequences of society’s stereotyped roles for women — in this case as a victim of fashion — rather than upon the roles themselves.

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Body Art: Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat  is an iranian artist of contemporary visual art, known for her work in film, video and photography.

Shirin looks beyond the role of the women, she wants to branch off in the pure identity of each people. The heart of her artistic search see the body as a way to communicate a social condition, the contrasts between Islam and the West, femininity and masculinity, public life and private life, antiquity and modernity..

She is able to shake us with mute stories.

Gladstone gallery

Zarin Series, 2005 ; C-print 47 1/2 x 60 inches (120.7 x 152.4 cm)

Nida (Patriots), from The Book of Kings series, 2012 ; Ink on LE silver gelatin print 60 x 45 inches (152.4 x 114.3 cm)

Muhammed (Patriots), from The Book of Kings series, 2012
Ink on LE silver gelatin print 60 x 45 inches (152.4 x 114.3 cm)

Bahram (Villians), from The Book of Kings series, 2012 ; Ink on LE silver gelatin print      99 x 49 1/2 inches (251.5 x 125.7 cm)

Untitled, 1996 ; RC print & ink (photo taken by Larry Barns)

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nullOde to Andy . Plastic Bricks. 30 x 22 inches

Nathan Sawaya is an award-winning artist who creates awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things. His global touring exhibitions, THE ART OF THE BRICK, feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks: LEGO® bricks to be exact. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful.

Previously a NYC corporate lawyer, Sawaya is the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and is the author of two best selling books. His unique exhibition is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on LEGO as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.

Sawaya is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, recognizing his artwork and cultural achievements.  In 2014, with the belief that “art is not optional,” Sawaya founded The Art Revolution Foundation for the purpose of making art a priority in our schools and our homes. He has been a speaker at Google Zeitgeist, TEDx, Yahoo! and at the Clinton Library.

Nathan Sawaya has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art and has created a new dimension by merging Pop Art and Surrealism in awe inspiring and ground breaking ways. His art consists of playing with the material, color, movement, light and perspective.

For more information about Nathan Sawaya,

Human expression and Human condition show a collection of sculptures made with a brilliant technical quality, in which all the bricks used by Nathan, blend together pop art and surrealism. Human figures ascend to heaven, rip open walls, or despair : He built the emotions, brick by brick;  the creations, constructed from individual LEGO pieces has led to something incredible.

Everlasting. Plastic Bricks. 42 x 34 x 12 inches


Kiss. Plastic Bricks. 27 x 21 x 20 inches

nullYellow. Plastic Bricks. 28 x 35 x 19 inches. Plastic Bricks. 45 x 15 x 11 inches

nullYellow Courtney. Plastic Bricks. 30 x 45 inches

nullHugman, Street Art Installation – New York City | Image Courtesy of Nathan Sawaya

null Faberge,The Big Egg Hunt – New York City, 2014 | Image Courtesy of Nathan Sawaya