Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping situated off the shore of the Loire River where it empties into the Bay of Biscay just outside of Nantes, France. Different weather conditions and tidal movements reveal less or more or the serpent, giving passers by a different view from day to day.
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On the 5th January the Annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival opens in China. All the ice is taken from a frozen river nearby, with over 10 000 people involved in the construction.
French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing.
The sculptures were put on display in Marseilles to celebrate its position as the 2013 European Capital of Culture. They are skillful works of art even without the omissions, but the missing parts of the sculptures make them truly extraordinary and unique. They leave room for the imagination – are they missing something, or is it something that these “voyagers” have simply left behind? What’s especially impressive is that some of the sculptures seem to stand on very little support, giving them a sort of ethereal and surreal appearance.
Only ten of the life-size sculptures were presented at the port of Marseilles – many more can be seen on his website.
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Anas Animatus H, Anas Animatus D, and Anas Animatus L” (Huey, Dewey, and Louie)
Korean artist and sculptor Hyungkoo Lee has created Animatus, an impressive series featuring realistic skeletons of Looney Tunes and other classic cartoon characters. Hyungkoo created each skeleton by sculpting resin on an aluminum structure.
“Lepus Animatus” (Bugs Bunny)
“Mus Animatus” (Jerry Mouse)
“Leiothrix Lutea Animatus & Felis Animatus” (Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat)
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At a glance, it looks like a regular cozy hoodie. But looks can be deceiving. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton creates these super-realistic sculptures of our everyday clothes – from cozy hooded sweatshirts to soft-looking t-shirts and sports costumes – from solid marble.
Seton prefers carving from Carrara marble, which is usually white or blue-grey and has been used for sculpting and building decor ever since Ancient Roman times. It’s really incredible how the artist can take a piece of cold, solid material and turn it into warm- and comfy-looking fabric with subtle folds and creases. In his biography, Seton writes that he is interested in changing how we look at the traditions behind certain art materials. We would all expect to see old Greek or Roman statues out of white marble, but Seton shows it can be used for creating something as soft and cozy-looking as modern clothing.
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