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Realistic Wheat-Pasted Figures Playfully Interact with Parisian Streets

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Artist Charles Leval, aka Levalet, continues to delight us with his wheat-pasted characters that cleverly interact with their surroundings. Using the streets of Paris as his playground, Levalet installs the realistically-rendered, life-sized figures on tattered buildings and boarded-up windows, sometimes combining his giant drawings with ornate fountains to create the illusion that these architectural elements have suddenly sprung to life. Continue reading »

Elegant Figures and Faces of Dancers Emerge from Intricately Folded Sheets of Fabric

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The latest installation by Benjamin Shine, who studied fashion design at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and Central St Martins in London – “The Dance” explores ideas of impermanence and the fleeting moment, which are conveyed through the inherent qualities of delicate tulle material. Continue reading »

Artist Alexey Kondakov Imagines Figures from Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

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For his ongoing series “Art History in Contemporary Life,” Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov takes scenes and figures lifted from classical paintings and drops them into modern-day life. Bouguereau’s ‘Song of the Angels’ appears to take place on an empty subway car while a pair of men from Holbein’s famous ‘The Ambassadors’ are transported to the table of a seedy bar. Continue reading »

Historical Figures’ Letterheads


“Letters have changed the world, from Churchill’s letters to Roosevelt during World War II to Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail. Here at MOO, we wondered how those letters would have looked today.

To reimagine how iconic figures could have branded themselves in the modern world, our creative team have designed unique Letterheads and Business Cards for some of the most famous letter writers in history, capturing each identity in a set of stationery.” Continue reading »

Fresh’n’Friends: Fruit Figures

Advertising campaign by Scholz & Friends for the organic supermarket chain Fresh`N´Friends to attract kids and their parents to buy fresh and organic food. Continue reading »

Placing Modern Figures in an Ancient Church

Sean Henry‘s sculpture Man with Cup (2008) is exhibited on the West Front of Salisbury Cathedral on August 2, 2011 in Salisbury, United Kingdom. The exhibition, ‘Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous’, features over 20 contemporary sculptures of dramatically different scales occupying vacant plinths and open spaces on both the inside and exterior of the iconic 13th century building. This exhibition brings to the Cathedral the biggest single group of polychrome sculpture since the Reformation and runs until the end of October. (Matt Cardy / Getty Images) Continue reading »

Art mashup. What would happen if there were no main figures and more!