romansva:

" Unreal Estate " by Tim Doyle

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jessicreep:

asylum-art:

Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder

A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder. Although the technique was created in the late Renaissance (16th century), artist like Jonty and István Orosz made it popular again.

What’s interesting about these anamorphic pieces is that most of them look like rubbish without a mirror cylinder. Some of them are so distorted that you can only guess at what the reflected image will reveal. You could probably even use this technique to pass a message on to a fellow secret agent.

Hurwitz says he creates his art by scanning a three-dimensional object and then using special software to come up with new physical forms, but each artist has their own technique.

12.  by Jonty Hurwitz
3.4.5.  by  István Orosz
6. by  imgur
7. by Vera Bugatti
8. by Awtar Singh Virdi
9. byWilliam Kentridge
10. by István Orosz

Via: .boredpanda

I’ve been wishing for the skill & patience to create anamorphic pieces. These are brilliant.

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based-guy:

usbdongle:

i can only assume that this is how they got home

GOOD

"There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

based-guy:

usbdongle:

i can only assume that this is how they got home

GOOD

"There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

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inkydonkey:

ontahb:

HOWREFERENCESWORK

For all those people that constantly ask “is using a reference cheating?”
No, it’s not. THEY’RE THERE, USE THEM. Using a reference is not tracing, it’s cool.

inkydonkey:

ontahb:

HOWREFERENCESWORK

For all those people that constantly ask “is using a reference cheating?”

No, it’s not. THEY’RE THERE, USE THEM. Using a reference is not tracing, it’s cool.

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archiemcphee:

Colossal, the Department of Incredible Insects recently encountered more photos of the fascinating work of French artist Hubert Duprat and his industrious Caddisflies (previously featured here).

"Right now, in almost every river in the world, some 12,000 different species of caddisfly larvae wriggle and crawl through sediment, twigs, and rocks in an attempt to build temporary aquatic cocoons. To do this, the small, slow-moving creatures excrete silk from salivary glands near their mouths which they use like mortar to stick together almost every available material into a cozy tube. A few weeks later a fully developed caddisfly emerges and almost immediately flies away."

Since the 1980s Duprat has been collecting caddisfly larvae from their normal environments and transporting them to aquariums in his studio. There he gently removes their own natural cocoons and puts the larvae in tanks filled with materials such as pearls, beads, opals, turquoise and pieces of 18-karat gold. The insects still do exactly what comes naturally to them, but in doing so they create exquisite gilded sculptures that they temporarily call home. If you saw them out of context, you’d never guess they’d been created insects.

Visit Colossal for additional images and video of Hubert Duprat discussing these amazing insects and their shiny, shiny creations.

That’s cool and all but all the money made should go to the caddisflies that made the pieces.

(via invertedamerican)