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28 July 1
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Let’s walk into a painting …

Under - Art, Nature, Photography

Photography by LaPanteraRosa – www.flickr.com/photos/pantera-rosa/5857261948/

27 July 1
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Video painting by Sweatshoppe

Under - Art, Design, Media, Technology

New media art duo SWEATSHOPPE aka Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy are back from Europe with a new video that showcases their live interactive video wheatpaste in Berlin, Bristol, Belgrade, London and Paris. Over a two week period the duo pasted their videos in over 10 spots including the Berlin Wall, Les Invalides, Cordy House and even constructed a 5 meter telescopic electronic paint roller to create a two-story tall video painting in Bristol.

Video painting is a technology the duo developed that allows them to create the illusion that they are painting videos onto walls with electronic paint rollers they built. It works through custom software that they wrote that tracks the position of the paint rollers and projects video wherever they choose to paint, allowing them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture and create live video collages in real time.

11 June 1
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Liz Rusby and the romantic beauty of nature

Under - Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Liz Rusby is a self-taught hobbyist turned professional photographer. Working for a boutique real estate company in San Francisco Bay Area, this cheese, chocolate and cute shoe lover photographer is also into capturing the romantic beauty of nature and everything else around us.

Featured previously in LivingDesign.info, Liz Rusby’s work gone viral capturing imaginations of hundreds of thousands. Here comes another post with her latest work.

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Pointe Shoes

Under - Art, Miscellaneous

A very informative and interesting short documentary by Galen Summer for New York City Ballet illustrating how important the shoes are to a dancer’s performance.

The story of ballet shoes, from the factory to the stage. Filmed on location at Freed of London & the New York City Ballet.

28 May 4
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In the realm of twilight – Evgeny Lushpin

Under - Art, Inspiration

Paintings that you would want to walk into!

This is the awe-inspiring work of Russian artist Evgeny Lushpin – capturing the lure of l’heure bleue in his city and landscape paintings. His work kind of romanticize the notion of human dwellings such as cities, streets and alleys in a very visually rich and ideally realistic manner that tickles fantasy.

Evgeny Lushpin was born in Moscow in 1966. He graduated from Art-graphic department MGPU and Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts. Evgeny Lushpin’s work represents the best of Russian and West European pictorial art. Heavily inspired by the work of Pieter Bruegel, Andrew Wyeth, Hieronymus Bosch and Edward Hopper, he himself is one of the most outstanding modern Russian painters. His work can be found in many private collections across Russia, Europe and USA.

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Bokeh

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Danny Cooke sets out to capture something that is totally out of focus!

Everyone has experienced fireworks. It is truly a magical sight. I set out to capture them, not as we know them normally, but in a way that many of you may not have seen them before. For this, I used Bokeh, which originates from the Japanese word “boke”, which means “blur” or “haze”.

25 May 1
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The Eagleman Stag

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media

The Eagleman Stag is 2011 BAFTA award winning short film by director/writer Mikey Please. It’s mostly made out of some strange white stuff, found in the back of a stress cushion. Mikey worked with his brother Bendict Please who composed the soundtrack and score, as well as the vocal talents of cult actor David Cann who lends his voice.

If you repeat the word ‘fly’ for long enough it sounds like you’re saying ‘life’. This is of no help to Peter. His answers lie in the brain of a beetle.

FUTURE SELF

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Technology

FUTURE SELF studies human movement, mirroring interaction in dance, light and sound, while exploring the self, present and future.

FUTURE SELF brought together a media artist collective, rAndom International, a choreographer, Wayne McGregor, and a composer, Max Richter in a unique interdisciplinary clash at MADE. The FUTURE SELF Project Film documents the creative working process, which began in London, England, continued in Berlin and culminated in three wonderful performances at MADE.

Nomadism

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry

Traveller, photographer and cinematographer Marty Mellway compiled this truly inspiring piece of work with clips from his travel videos. The end result is a fascinating fusion of music, poetry and photography – a very intoxicating mix for creative and curious minds!

I use photography and cinema to capture what I see and feel. I live a lifestyle of almost perpetual motion only stopping for short breaks before heading back on the road. I travel as much and as often as I can. My films are a tribute to this incredible world and everything it shares with us. I’m so inspired by the idea of cinema and photography, the very act of capturing light energy and making it mean something is just so incredible and profound – Marty Mellway

… and yes, below is the beautiful poem in this video by Lord Byron (George Gordon) 1788–1824 – narrated by Tom O’bedlam.

SO WE’LL GO NO MORE A ROVING

So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

View more of Marty Mellway’s work here.

22 May 1
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Banksy.

Under - Art, Inspiration

© sabeth718 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabeth718/3620613668/

Banksy’s identity remains unknown, but his work isn’t.

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.

His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

Banksy’s work was born of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy “was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s… more

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