Arinze Stanley’s art defies what should be possible with pencil and paper. In his series of hyperrealistic drawings, he breathes life on to the page, using the shadow and depth to make it seem like they are alive and three-dimensional. Sticking to only pencils and an incredible amount of patience and skill, Arinze drawings often take around 100 hours to complete. Continue reading »
Located within the Atrium office tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, is this amazing sculptural staircase made from Poplar wood. Created by Tomer Gelfand, the staircase is composed of two sculptural elements, the spiraling stairs and the tornado, which acts as a viewing balcony to the hall below. Continue reading »
A brand new installation in the French Alps, called Step Into the Void, opens today for those who are not afraid of heights. On the uppermost terrace of Aiguille du Midi, Europe’s highest mountain peak, sits a glass cube that looks like it’s suspended in mid-air. Now the tallest attraction in Europe, the structure has five transparent sides made of three layers of glass binded together. Of course, when you step into the box the most vertigo-inducing feeling will come when you look straight down through the glass floor to the dizzying view 3,395 feet (or 1,035 meters) below.
The attraction was inspired by the Grand Canyon’s Skywalk and was three years in the making. It was designed by Pierre-Yves Chays who custom built it “to the highest standards for safety and clarity.” If you’re brave enough to enter this glass cube, you’ll of course be rewarded with one of the most breathtaking 360° views in all of the world – of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Photo above: via Chamonix Continue reading »
The Amazingly Detailed Living Pictures That Show How Scenes Throughout History May Really Have Looked
Have you ever felt frustrated that photography was invented too late to give you a glimpse of some of your favourite historical events?
Well, if you are a fan of Britain’s struggle for democracy and equality, a free exhibition in Bradford is here to help.
Ways Of Looking, a city-wide photography festival features some of Red Saunders’ finest works.The artist specialises in huge ‘tableaux vivants’ (living pictures) where he gets dozens of actors to recreate moments from British history including the English Civil War, the Chartist movement and the Peasants’ Revolt.
Historical ‘evidence’: Leveller Women in the English Revolution, 1647 is one of Red Saunders’ ‘tableaux vivants’ which recreates famous – and not so famous – scenes from the past. Continue reading »