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Stunning Life-Like Figures Hand Carved from Wood by Peter Demetz

March 28, 2015 in Art, artist, Carving, People, Sculpture

Italian artist Peter Demetz brings ordinary wood to life with his incredible, hand-carved figures. The sculptures, which vary in size from about 20 inches to nearly 50 inches tall, feature men, women, and children standing still against a plain, sometimes-colored background. Demetz’s attention to detail is awe-inspiring. He’s able to shape tiny folds in clothing, […]

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3D Figurative Collages Encased in Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

March 25, 2015 in Art, artist, Installation

The Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to install a new series of his figurative collages. The artist refers to the sculptures as Psychogeographies because “they feel like maps of the psyche.” Each large-scale sculpture is individually embellished with bizarre found objects—cut-up books, magazines and trash found on the street—which are then sealed within layers […]

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The Most Amazing Blooming Flower Lamps That Dance Like Jellyfish!

March 24, 2015 in Architecture, Art, artist, Design

In a magical and seamless blend of technology and organic aesthetic, Studio Drift, an art and design studio in Amsterdam, has created a set of beautiful silken ceiling lamps called “Shylights” that mimic the circadian rhythms of flowers by opening and closing in a hypnotizing dance. In flowers, nyctinasty is the opening and closing of their petals […]

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Photos of an Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

March 20, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Fun, Photography

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog’s special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the closeness of their bond. Whether the […]

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The 60 Best Street Art Works of 2014

March 19, 2015 in Art, artist, Graffiti, Painting, Street art

Street art has come in leaps and bounds in the last few years and there seems to be no ends to the creativity and imagination of the world’s street artists. To celebrate this, here are the best 60 street art works for 2014. What’s your favorite?   By Oakoak France: Street Art by Paulo Ito in […]

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Blacksmith Evokes Surprisingly Human Forms from Single Steel Bolts

March 18, 2015 in Art, artist, Carving, Sculpture

Oslo-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm manages to create unusually emotional sculptures using old bolts. The series began when Malm stumbled onto the rusting bolts at a barn in Bergsladen, Sweden. He immediately recognized the wide caps and slender stems as having humanistic qualities so he gathered them up and proceeded to heat, forge, twist and bend […]

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Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

March 14, 2015 in Art, artist, Design

A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls so that it can be planted and grown! The cups, which are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign, will have seeds embedded in their walls based on their locations. […]

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A 1979 Ford Falcon Converted into a Tank Armored with 900 Free Books

March 13, 2015 in Art, artist, Fun, Video

In celebration of World Book Day (last week) 7UP commissioned Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff to construct one of his famous book tanks. In this case he began with a stripped down 1979 Ford Falcon which he used to build a new roving library on wheels with an exterior framework capable of carrying 900 free books. Lemesoff refers to his […]

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Terminally Ill Woman Taken by Ambulance for One Last Visit to a Museum

March 12, 2015 in Art, artist, Painting

Viewing artwork can be a comforting, moving experience, and one you might not easily forget – even on your last days. This past Tuesday, a terminally ill woman was taken by ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so that she could visit the arts and history museum one more time. She’s seen taking in a self-portrait by […]

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A Vagina From the 19th Century Sparks French Lawsuit Against Facebook

March 12, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, Performance

A 149-year-old vagina is at the center of a legal dispute involving France, Facebook, and online censorship. If you’ve been an avid follower of artFido’s arty posts, you’ll recall that we posted an article mid last year about Luxembourgian artist  Deborah de Robertis who transformed Gustave Courbet’s famous painting, l’Origine du Monde, into performance, by revealing her own […]

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