Posts Tagged ‘skeleton’

Tales you lose

Written by Marica on . Posted in art, comics

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“Coins are actually massively-reproduced little sculptures. This project brings individual character to each replica, and makes us think: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it? “  This is the leading idea behind the Tales you Lose project by Andre Levy, who turns ordinary coins into unique pieces depicting some of our contemporary society icons over the sculpted figures…

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Serpent d’Océan – Huang Yong Ping

Written by Andrea on . Posted in art, installation

Serpent d'Océan - Huang Yong Ping

“By having a major figure from Chinese mythology appear on European shores, Huang Yong Ping examines, the notions of identity and cultural hybridity, as is often the case in his work. The environmental question is also very present in his art where he regularly exposes the paradox of the man sawing the branch he is sitting on, torn between creative abilities and destructive impulses. This is one of the many possible interpretations of this work: placed on the beach, the skeleton appears with the tide and, little by little, will be home to marine fauna and flora.”

Serpent d’Océan by Huang Yong Ping was created as a permanent work for the Estuaire contemporary art exhibition in 2012.

Serpent d'Océan - Huang Yong Ping

Serpent d'Océan - Huang Yong Ping

Serpent d'Océan - Huang Yong Ping

Serpent d'Océan - Huang Yong Ping

Serpent d'Océan - Huang Yong Ping

Serpent d'Océan - Huang Yong Ping

Sources: Nantes Tourisme, Laughing Squid, Flickr.
(All photographs shown in this post might be copyrighted by their respective owners)

Paul Koudounaris: Heavenly Bodies

Written by Andrea on . Posted in Books, photography

Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudounaris

Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls-this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies. Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.

Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudounaris

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Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

(via Colossal)