Hybrid Sculptures by Korean Kim Myeongbeom

The work of Korean-born sculptor and installation artist Myeongbeom Kim (40) expresses serious environmentalist concerns. He frequently comments on the widespread threat to the natural world in the face of technological advancement and unabridged consumerism. Yet despite this his work often involves a certain surrealist wit proving that using art to approach serious subject matters does not mean you have to divorce yourself entirely from jocular tones.

Website: MyeongBeom Kim

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Amazing Paintings By Willem Haenraets

Willem Haenraets, born in Heerlen, Netherlands, in 1940, he currently resides in Spain. Willem began formal training at the Academy of Arts in Maastricht at the young age of 16. He continued his studies at the Belgian National Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp, after receiving a government scholarship. He has exhibited in many countries including Holland, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the United States and Japan.
Enjoy Willem’s beautiful impressionistic paintings !

Stunning Art Photos by Yakovlev & Aleeva

Russian Photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director/makeup stylist Lili Aleeva teamed with models Ksenia Makhova, Daria Milky and Karina Kiseleva, hair stylist Evgenia Dubchak, producer Ksenia Tikhomirova, and stylists Hanna Yatsko and Ruslan Shakurov to create this stunning gallery of art photographs titled Pascha. See the full gallery at: Behance

To see more galleries filled with the collaborative work of Yakovlev and Aleeva, hit this link:Behance

Here are a few photos from their other collections:

Notre Dame’s Gargoyles and Grotesques

Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous Cathedral of Paris.

Construction began in 1163 an the cathedral was essentially complete by 1345. Notre Dame is located on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in Paris downtown.

Gargoyles and Grotesques were the first residents of Notre Dame.

Gargoyles came into gothic architecture in the early 13th century and are defined as “a waterspout, projecting from an upper part of a building or a roof gutter to throw water clear of walls or foundations.” The origins of the word ‘gargoyle’ are derived from the old French word ‘gargouille‘ meaning throat. In Architectural terms only the creature serving as actual water spout is called a Gargoyle, otherwise is it known as a Grotesque. A grotesque may function solely as decoration.

Below, pictures of Paris taken from the Cathedral with the eyes of the gargoyles and grotesques.

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Amazing Street Art by Xav

Xav (25) is a young self taught Spanish graffiti and tattoo artist. Little is known about this talented artist. Xav was born in Gijón (Asturias) and as far as he remembers he was passionate about painting and drawing. So, from an early age Xav became active in the worlds of graffiti – the year was 2005, when he gets a spray for the first time, as 14 years old boy.

Xav does not have any formal art education so that makes his artworks even more worth admiring! The secret lies in his genuine passion and everyday hard work. His art is characterized by a realistic style – Xav is even trying to imitate certain photographic effects.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/XavTattoo/

Facebook: XAV

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Animal Murals by Fiona Tang

Young Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang creates large-scale murals of animals using charcoal, chalk pastel, and acrylic on paper that at first glance appear 3D. Tang makes use of a technique called trompe l’oeil where shadows and perspective within the two dimensional drawing are used to trick the viewer into thinking the piece is three dimensional.

Website: My Art Book

Facebook: Fiona Tang’s Art

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Animal Sculptures Made from Recycled Materials

The Japanese artist Natsumi Tomita (30) creates those tiny animal sculptures using trash. “Little Forest” is a series of sculptures created with found objects on the streets. Using anything from a broken umbrella and discarded cans to motorcycle parts, Tomita gives life to these junk objects.

Website: 富田菜摘 Natsumi Tomita’s Website

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