• Anti-Establishment Graffiti: America’s Answer to Banksy?

    Anti-Establishment Graffiti: America’s Answer to Banksy?

    Graffiti is nothing new in the United States or indeed other parts of the world. While much of it involves senseless scribbles, some graffiti is more creative in nature, blurring the distinction between art and vandalism. Here’s one stenciled depiction in Washington, D.C. that brings to mind the work of Banksy in the UK. But who’s the culprit?

     
  • The Awesome Wonder of Infrared Photography

    The Awesome Wonder of Infrared Photography

    Wonder and enchantment are two words that spring to mind when viewing the world through an infrared lens. Whatever your personal photography taste, there’s no question that infrared imagery spices up bland everyday life with a touch of the serene.

     
  • 10 Striking Images of Infrared Photography

    10 Striking Images of Infrared Photography

    The first ever infrared photographs were published in the October 1910 edition of the Royal Photographic Society Journal to illustrate a paper by Robert W. Wood, who had discovered the unusual effects which became known as the “Wood Effect”. The end result, as you can see from this selection of mysterious images, is to give seemingly normal subject matter an enchanting, dreamlike appearance…

     
  • Gargoyles: The Demonic, The Animalistic & The Funny

    Gargoyles: The Demonic, The Animalistic & The Funny

    Have you ever wondered why countless old buildings – especially churches and holy places – have grotesque statues, known as gargoyles, emerging from their roof tops? How would you like these abominable creatures leering at you each time you walk past your own home?

     
  • Beautiful Beach Art: A Brief History of Sand Sculptures

    Beautiful Beach Art: A Brief History of Sand Sculptures

    Sand sculpture is an art which dates back thousands of years. In modern times, it is a popular form of entertainment on beaches across the world, with both children and adults participating. Examples range from simple sand castles to complex sculptures. Some schools of thought suggest sand sculpting was the first form of communication used by ancient man before the development of formal language, and may even predate the cave painting as a form of artistic expression.

     
  • Another Place: Artistic Statues by Antony Gormley

    Another Place: Artistic Statues by Antony Gormley

    Another Place is a sculpture by Antony Gormley, consisting of 100 cast iron figures facing out to sea. The statues, like much of his work, are modelled on Gormley himself, and can be found at Crosby Beach near Liverpool, on England’s north west coast. They cover a two mile stretch of beach and emerge eerily from the sea as the tides retreat.

     
  • Famous Landmark: The Angel of the North

    Famous Landmark: The Angel of the North

    Since its completion in the winter of 1998, the Angel of the North has become one of northern England’s most iconic landmarks. Towering high above the A1 motorway adjacent to Gateshead, the 200 ton statue was designed by internationally renowned sculptor Antony Gormley, who has created a number of works inspired by the human body.

     
 


 
 
 

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