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Virgin Mary With Turquoise Hair? Church Statues Get an Eye-Popping Paint Job

MADRID — St. Anne, the patron saint of the village of Rañadorio in northwestern Spain, has fuchsia lips, black eyeliner and a bright dress. The Virgin Mary has turquoise hair. Baby Jesus resembles a Playmobil figure. The figures, part of Read more…


For Sale: 55-Foot-Tall Lobster. Owners in a Pinch. Can You Help?

KINGSTON SOUTH EAST, Australia — On a grassy patch of land beside the Princes Highway, Casey Sharpe sighed as he looked up at his most prized and problematic possession: a 55-foot-tall spiny lobster. His name is Larry. And his future Read more…


In Brazil, ‘Queer Museum’ Is Censored, Debated, Then Celebrated

RIO DE JANEIRO — Had it gone as planned, an exhibition that opened last year in Brazil — which included a drawing of smiling children with the words “transvestite” and “gay child” stenciled across them — would likely have been Read more…


Syria’s Women Prisoners, Drawn by an Artist Who Was One

She drew a toothless old man with an evil look, squeezing a bird in his hands. “Wow,” the interrogator said, as the others crowded around, impressed. “This is us. We do this.” Afraid, the artist demurred, saying, “This is not Read more…


Buried Alive Beneath a Road? An Australian Artist Explains

SYDNEY, Australia — On Thursday evening, Australian artist Mike Parr buried himself alive under a busy road in Hobart, the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania. For 72 hours Mr. Parr has been entombed in a 25-square-foot steel box Read more…


Australia Artist Is Buried Alive to Symbolize Historic Cover-Up

HOBART, Australia — The Australian performance artist Mike Parr walked through a cheering crowd on Thursday, climbed down a ladder and disappeared into a hole cut into the street. As he settled into a 25-square-foot steel box, workers sealed it Read more…


Masks and models – Frank Horvat’s fashions, in pictures | Art and design

Deborah Dixon and Federico Fellini (for Harpers Bazaar), 1962 Between 1959 et 1962, Horvat continued to work as an editorial photojournalist, as well as putting together two books, one on TV, the other on striptease. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Source Link


Russian Artist Uses Ancient Technique To Turn Walls Into Art, And The Result Is Gorgeous

Bas-Relief is a technique as old as humankind’s very first artistic endeavors, a way of sculpting figures that are slightly raised from a flat surface. Bas-Relief sculptures could be found on the walls of all kinds of buildings and temples Read more…


25+ Sarcastic Illustrations Inspired By Elements Of Pop Culture By Ben Chen

Artist Makes Sarcastic Illustrations Inspired By Elements Of Pop Culture source Artist Makes Sarcastic Illustrations Inspired By Elements Of Pop Culture source Artist Makes Sarcastic Illustrations Inspired By Elements Of Pop Culture source Artist Makes Sarcastic Illustrations Inspired By Elements Read more…


20+ Cool And Creative Elevator Ideas

Elevators are generally an under-used design space, with the vast majority of them retaining a functional, box-and-button style that offer little in the way of visual appeal. Luckily however, there are some who recognize the potential of this little room-on-the-move, Read more…