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FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Clever Wine Bottles Inspired by Mondrian and The Simpsons

Clever Wine Bottles Inspired by Mondrian and The Simpsons | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.
Bold blocks of color perfectly align to suggest the outfits of Marge and Homer Simpson through color and form. But the rest of the project is a bit of a mystery. Exactly what is inside the bottles remains unclear. The artists explain: "May be it is wine, may be not. We are inviting you to find out yourselves." The description on the back of the bottle goes on to state, "While the ingredients remain the same, their proportions differ from time to time. That is why you will never get bored from this drink! We can assure you that you will not be left disappointed."
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Long Exposures Capture WiFi Signals as Eerie Patterns of Color

Long Exposures Capture WiFi Signals as Eerie Patterns of Color | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Digital Etheral is a multi-media project in which designer Luis Hernan explores human interactions with electromagnetic signals like WiFi, and attempts to create a visible representation of this wireless technology that surrounds us every day.
As part of the project, the artist developed The Kirlian Device mobile, an app that translates WiFi signals into a five-color heatmap scheme where red means stronger signals and blue means weaker signals. Using that app, he created this vibrantly stunning series of performance art, entitled Spirit Photographs. To capture each mesmerizing photo, Hernan asked subjects to wave a cell phone throughout the air as the colors from the app changed on the face of the phone. He relied on long exposures to document the movement throughout the space in one still image.
The final photographs feature rainbows of color that surround ghostly forms in an energetic pattern of light. The images have an eerie feel to them as ghostly forms in the center slowly…
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Beautifully Surreal Self-Portraits Explore Darkly Mysterious World

Beautifully Surreal Self-Portraits Explore Darkly Mysterious World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tokyo-born graphic design student and photographer Yutha Yamanaka produces stunningly surreal self-portraits that explore a strange and mysterious world. Like many other talented, young creatives, the Bali resident has embarked on a 365 Days Project, for which he'll post an image a day for a whole year. Now nearly one-third of the way through this ambitious venture, Yamanaka's photos have only gotten better and better, as he consistently delivers one incredible image after another.
Most of Yamanaka's shots feature himself immersed in the lush, tropical landscape of Indonesia. Faceless figures collapse on the beach, float in mid-air, and crawl through the thick vegetation of the woods. In several images, the subject appears tormented by ominous signs, whether they're black crows, stormy rainclouds, smoldering flames, or searching hands. Combined with the muted tones and prominent shadows that set Yamanaka's aesthetic apart, the intriguing subject matter and themes make for a set of…
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One-Foot Wide Butterfly Sculptures Hand-Crafted with Gorgeous Detail

One-Foot Wide Butterfly Sculptures Hand-Crafted with Gorgeous Detail | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This fascinating collection of moths, butterflies, and insects is actually handmade works of art created by North Carolina-based Japanese artist Yumi Okita. The beautifully crafted sculptures are filled with amazing details and delicate patterns that are constructed from cotton, faux fur, wire, feather, fabric paints, and embroidery thread.
To produce each gorgeous piece, Okita pays close attention to details, building layers of wings that sit proportionally with bodies, and including smaller elements like eyes, legs, and antennas. Other than the size—each piece averages about half a foot tall and almost a foot wide—the playful creatures have a bit of a realistic feel. Okita sells all of her creations through her Etsy shop, and she includes a wire hook on the underside of the sculptures so that you can prominently display any of your favorite large bugs on your walls at home.
Yumi Okita on Etsy via [booooooom]
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Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Appears to Pop off the Page

Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Appears to Pop off the Page | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Turkish graphic designer and electrical engineer Tolga Girgin takes the art of calligraphy one step further by transforming gorgeously scripted letters into three dimensional form. At first glance, his words appear as though they have been sliced out of colorful paper and then lifted up off of the page. In reality, though, each work is a hand-drawn optical illusion.
Relying on perspective and shadows, Girgin uses a Pilot ParallelPen and pencil to draw the forms in vibrant colors that pop out against the white backgrounds. He features simple words that describe his process, including "form," "lettering, and "broken," as well as his own name "Tolga."
Girgin's strong technical skills result in curling words that have an amazing depth of field. Some of the letters seem to actually weave in and out of the page and viewers might feel the urge to reach out and touch what appear to be thin strips of paper. His minimalist style and eye-catching, bold colors give the ancient art of calligraphy…
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Surreal Dream Worlds Come Alive in Imaginative Photo Series

Surreal Dream Worlds Come Alive in Imaginative Photo Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Michigan-based conceptual photographer Logan Zillmer creates visual dreams through his inventive photography. In each composition, the artist's imagination comes alive through layers of colors, textures, and filters that produce unique effects through digital manipulation.
Nothing is what it seems in the collection of surreal photography, where the world becomes a playground of unexpected surprises. People, places, objects, and events come together in such strange combinations that it feels as though a dream has emerged right before your eyes.
The lighting, various elements, and creative concepts behind each photograph are extremely powerful and Zillmer's skills at blending images together into one final product are amazing. Viewers will be impressed by the side range of narratives that he creates with such an inventive imagination. The artist says, "Photography has always been second nature to me, both because I’ve done it since I was 15 and because it is just how my mind works.”…
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Breathtaking Photos of Travels into the Wilderness Inspire Wanderlust

Breathtaking Photos of Travels into the Wilderness Inspire Wanderlust | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
French photographer Jonathan Moyal's spectacular shots of his travels awaken a strong sense of wanderlust. Armed with just his camera, some friends, and a car, Moyal hits the road to venture deep into the wilderness. Thanks to the photographer's faithful documentation of his explorations, viewers can imagine being right there with him, seeing amazing sights while getting a fresh perspective on the world.
Moyal's images take us on a journey through stunning landscapes filled with extraordinary natural beauty. The Paris-based creative, who has recently embarked on a road trip through Canada, captures dramatic shots of towering mountains ranges, half-frozen lakes, winding roads, and star-studded night skies. In many of the images, a tiny figure can be seen surveying the incredible scenery, providing a point of reference for the grand scale of these awe-inspiring sights.
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Stunningly Realistic Portraits Created with Thousands of Tiny Holes

Stunningly Realistic Portraits Created with Thousands of Tiny Holes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes crafts images that fool the eye. At first glance, her monochromatic portraits look like photographs, but are definitely not. They’re actually painted canvases that are punctuated by thousands of tiny, hand-punched holes. Light plays an important role in her pieces, and the entire work can change its appearance based on the surrounding luminance.
The perforation creates moody images that have an air of mystery about them, and they give the feeling that they could exist in both the past and present times. On one hand, the darkened edges and diffused faces gives the portraits an aged look; subjects seem to resemble young women from the Victorian era. The style and placement of the holes, however, has a more contemporary feel of the digital pixelation that we often see. Furunes has used this duality to form intriguing works that are simply stunning to view.
The artist has been developing this special perforation technique since the early 1990’s when she…
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Spectacular Landscape Photos Capture the Magnificent Beauty of Iceland at Night

Spectacular Landscape Photos Capture the Magnificent Beauty of Iceland at Night | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
On a trip to Iceland, Spain-based photographer David Martin Castan worked primarily between dusk and dawn to capture breathtaking shots of the natural landscape bathed in spectacular colors. Iceland, which is home to roaring waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, magnificent volcanoes, and stunning ice caves, truly comes alive in Castan's gorgeous, nighttime scenes.
Ethereal colors light up the photographer's images, adding a sense of otherworldly beauty to the dramatic landscape. The eerie, green glow of an aurora borealis; the striking blue hues of an ice cave; the rosy, violet reflection of dawn on chunks of ice; golden rays from the setting sun illuminating an empty shore—Castan's photos perfectly capture the unearthly beauty of Iceland, inspiring a serious case of wanderlust in anyone who has not yet had the chance to witness the awe-inspiring wonders of the Land of Fire and Ice.
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Customizable Tee-Pee Inspired Structure Can Double as a Raft

Customizable Tee-Pee Inspired Structure Can Double as a Raft | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Inspired by the elements that make up a teepee, designer Antony Gibbon created a multi-purpose structure that can be used as a retreat, an office, or even a hotel. He calls it The Nook, and this rustic cabin uses ancient building techniques in the development of its form. The louvered walls are paired with double-slatted glass doors and windows to create a natural, minimalist, and tranquil space.
The Nook’s construction features slatted wooden panels that are attached to the main frame. They are angled and layered to protect you from the outside elements, and all of the wood that’s used is native to its particular location. Additionally, reinforced angled glass fortifies the structure, and its transparent roof allows for rain and leaves to run off of it. These openings also provide ample natural light in the interior, and the high ceilings make The Nook feel large and airy.
The space can accommodate more than a few people and is customizable depending on your needs. An extra floor…
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Stunningly Atmospheric Portraits Explore Light and Shadows

Stunningly Atmospheric Portraits Explore Light and Shadows | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Though a nutritionist by profession, Italian photographer Alessio Albi has a passion for expressing himself through incredibly atmospheric portraits. The Perugia resident captures stunning images of young women lost in the depths of their thoughts, whether they're surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes outside or curled up in the shadowy depths of their homes.
Although Albi is not afraid to experiment with different settings, styles, and subjects, one element all of his photos have in common is the use of natural light. Rather than rely on bright studio lighting or the harsh glare of a flash unit, Albi lets natural light and shadows play off his models, resulting in beautifully moody images filled with softly subdued tones.
"I love natural light because it creates amazing shapes and volumes that I can’t obtain with artificial light," Albi says in an interview with Andrew S. Gibson. "I could spend an entire day waiting for that precise ray of light coming through my window and…
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Mesmerizing High-Speed Photos Capture People Barreling out of a Water Slide

Mesmerizing High-Speed Photos Capture People Barreling out of a Water Slide | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Going to the water park is a classic summer activity that’s perfect for a hot day. It’s hard to beat the water slide, which propels the rider down a track at rapid speeds and then dunks them in a clear, refreshing pool. But what does someone look like right before they hit the water? Iowa-based photographer Krista Long took her camera to the park and set it to capture the high-speed action. The results, a series appropriately called I Love Summer, are mesmerizing.
We see the same composition throughout her photos - a bright blue tube with an equally vibrant liquid below it. Each image features a rider who is about to make a giant splash. They are suspended in mid-air by sheets of water with the knowledge that they’ll hit the pool at any second. The participants, both young and older, look delighted and terrified with anticipation. Long perfectly reflects the feelings of barreling down the slide and in an instance conveys the essence of summer fun.
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Tender Photos of Orphaned Boys and Their Adopted Dogs Show True Companionship

Tender Photos of Orphaned Boys and Their Adopted Dogs Show True Companionship | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As any pet owner knows, animals come into our lives and can quickly become a part of our family. Photographer Sam Edmonds captured this sentiment in his series Robindra Boys, which centers on a community of young street children living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They were separated or orphaned from their parents and have forged a close-knit family with their adopted dogs, living in a park called Robindra Shorbod. There, the boys sell recyclable plastic containers for food which they lovingly share with their furry friends named Tiger, Romeo, Bullet, Kula, Moti, Michael, Tom, Jax, Lalu, and Bagha.
For each of these portraits, Edmonds instructed the boys not to pose; they entered the frame with their dog and the shutter was released. What results are candid depictions of companionship between species. The tender images showcase the pairs leaning on each other and many of the boys hugging their dogs close to their bodies. You can see that they really care for one another as family.
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Mind-blowingly Mesmerizing Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Mind-blowingly Mesmerizing Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
You could spend hours gazing at these mesmerizing optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a professor of Psychology at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. With his knowledge of visual perception, visual illusion, optical illusion, trompe l'oeil, 3D perspective, and more, Kitaoka creates psychedelic still images give the impression of being in motion.
Kitaoka's most popular optical illusion is Rotating snakes, which can be seen above. In the image, circular snakes appear to rotate endlessly, producing an entrancing mass of slowly spinning shapes. This effect is echoed in Kitaoka's other mind-blowing images, in which geometric patterns seem to roll, ripple, or turn inexhaustibly.
Be careful not to get too lost in these optical illusions, however! As a note of caution, some of these pictures may cause dizziness if the brain can't handle the conflicting information from your two eyes.
Akiyoshi Kitaoka's website via [Juxtapoz]
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Gorgeously Detailed Illustrations Created Using Ballpoint Pens

Gorgeously Detailed Illustrations Created Using Ballpoint Pens | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Rebecca Yanovskaya is an illustrator living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her fantastical imagery grabs your attention with its detailed rendering and gold accents. The works feature women who are adorned with large feathered wings, elaborate headdresses, and elegant robes. It’s no surprise that Yanovskaya is inspired by mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure, as all of these elements seem to be present in her work.
The illustrator says that her drawings began in small sketchbooks but became larger and more ambitious in scale. This included her adding stunning gold leaf to the illustrations, which contrasts beautifully with the ubiquitous ballpoint pen. In Yanovskaya’s most recent Winged series, she layers delicate shading and lines on Moleskine paper. The results are dramatic works that are made for storybook tales.
If you’d like to own any of these illustrations, they are available as prints in Yanovskaya’s INPRNT shop.
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Urban-Dwelling Home Features Moveable Rooms Controlled by a Button

Urban-Dwelling Home Features Moveable Rooms Controlled by a Button | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Of all the things in life that come with instructions, a building usually isn’t one of them. The Sharifi-Ha house in Tehran does, though, and it combines beautiful, modern design with innovative space-saving rooms that are controlled by the push of a button. Iranian architects at nextoffice created a series of semi-mobile areas that can be rotated in order to provide extra space and more sunlight.
The urban three-storey house is based on a fixed main volume of the structure with movable areas present on each floor. It’s a great solution for the noticeably narrow and long plot that Sharifi-Ha sits on; the architects took advantage of this and treated the façade as a three-dimensional element rather than a conventional two dimensional surface. Rooms can either be aligned flush with the main volume or rotated perpendicular to it.
Having this adaptable space gives inhabitants the opportunity to customize it based on their needs. A home office or breakfast room can transform its appearance…
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Amazingly Unique Tree Produces 40 Different Types of Fruit

Amazingly Unique Tree Produces 40 Different Types of Fruit | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Imagine a tree that produces not just one type of fruit, but a whole variety of them! Artist and Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken has brought that vision to life with the Tree of 40 Fruit, an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees that grow over 40 types of stone fruit, including cherries, plums, peaces, nectarines, apricots, and almonds. Van Aken, who was raised on a farm, bought a New York orchard that was about to be shut down, saving many rare varieties of fruit in the process. Over the next few years, the artist began his experiment and eventually successfully created the Tree of 40 Fruit.
Van Aken sculpts the tree through the process of grafting—he takes a sliver off a fruit tree that includes the bud, and then inserts that into an incision in the working tree. Taped into place, the branch heals and is pruned back to encourage it to grow as a normal branch on the tree. In the springtime, the tree bursts into a patchwork explosion of different pink, purple, and…
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Playful Miniature Sculptures Inspire Imaginative Narratives

Playful Miniature Sculptures Inspire Imaginative Narratives | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Kendal Murray builds miniature mixed-media sculptures that take viewers on a playful and imaginative journey. Using tiny toy figures and objects, Murray builds small worlds filled with creative memories, daydreams, and fantasies. The artist says, "The idea of creating these miniature works came from dream states and how we are able to play with our own identity, to play with different roles we take on in our dream state. So the miniature works serve as a metaphor for intuitive thoughts."
To construct the sculptures, Murray dips the figures into glue and then uses tweezers to delicately and precisely place them into the scenes—all of the which are set on unexpected objects like inside of a glass tea pot, on top of a small purse, or on one side of a compact mirror. By using such a specific base for each arrangement, Murray defines the boundaries of her story and invites viewers to peer in closely to get a better look. Each work is just a snapshot, but exactly what the story is…
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Dynamic Photos Capture the Fluid Grace of Dancers

Dynamic Photos Capture the Fluid Grace of Dancers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Dancers leap in the air, maintain perfect form, and contort their bodies gracefully in these stunning images by Minnesota-based photographer Erik Saulitis. Photographed against a plain, white background, the silhouetted figures stand out in elegant contrast as they strike dynamic poses or run through difficult routines, allowing Saulitis to capture the image at just the right moment.
The dancers' fluid movements appear effortless, despite the physical challenges of executing complicated pirouettes, arabesques, or standing on tip-toe. Whether the subjects flow with rippling cloth, soar through the air with sprays of water, or rely solely on their own bodies to capture the perfect photo, each spectacular shot expresses their joy and passion for the art of dance.
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Elegantly Designed Digital Clock Uses E-Ink to Tell Time

Elegantly Designed Digital Clock Uses E-Ink to Tell Time | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The ClockONE by Twelve24 is named so for good reason - its features all relate to the number one in some way. This elegantly-designed clock is a meter wide and uses a single button battery that lasts an entire year with simple “one touch” controls. It’s razor-thin at only 4 millimeters thick and is comprised of four large numbers that are reminiscent of a digital wrist watch.
ClockONE takes advantage of electronic ink (E-Ink) technology, making it the first wall clock to do so. You’re probably already familiar with E-Ink - it’s what’s used in Kindle Paper displays. This gives the object a wide viewing angle and greater contrast that’s easier to read from far away.
It’s simple to have ClockONE anywhere in your home. A magnetic wall-mounting system supports it and allows for easy adjustability; all you need to do is tilt the clock in place. No level or extra tools are needed for installation. The product, while large, is not heavy and weighs only 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds). ClockONE’s…
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Thousands of Torn Paper Pieces Recreate Classic Paintings from the 19th Century

Thousands of Torn Paper Pieces Recreate Classic Paintings from the 19th Century | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Printed matter like news magazines, advertising campaigns, and comic books are just some of the raw materials used in Vik Muniz’s meticulously-crafted collages. The artist, who lives and works in both Rio de Janeiro and New York, takes irregularly-sized strips of paper and assembles the hundreds (if not thousands) of individual parts into one cohesive image.
Muniz depicts classic paintings from the 19th century by artists like Manet, Degas, and Van Gogh. The recomposed collages look painterly, and the torn pieces give the impression that they’re large, overlapping brush strokes. From far away you can tell what an image is of - a woman at a bar, ballerinas stretching, a starry landscape - but it’s up close that you’re able to marvel at all of the individual elements contained in the composition. We see fragments of faces, two letters of a headline, small animals, and much more within these incredible works.
Above: Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
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Dynamic Photos of the Ocean During Powerful Storms

Dynamic Photos of the Ocean During Powerful Storms | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This collection of dramatic seascapes captures the striking power of nature as it collides with the fine art of photography. Created by Montauk, NY-based photographer Dalton Portella, the images are filled with a painterly quality that depicts the powerful force of the ocean during stormy weather. Dark, ominous clouds and streaks of lightning fill the sky while layers of texture blend sea and atmosphere together into one vibrantly colored palette.
As each storm rolls in, the ocean moves with violent force to create waves that curl up and crash down again in an instant. Portella captures those exciting moments with a single snap of his shutter, and viewers will almost feel the mist of the ocean water spraying up throughout the air. Portella explains, "With my art, I capture essence; the essence of places I've been, emotions I've felt, and the subjects I paint and photograph. I portray the broad range of the human experience."
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Beautiful Photos Depict Quiet Moments Throughout New York

Beautiful Photos Depict Quiet Moments Throughout New York | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
No matter where you look, the streets of New York City are almost always filled with hundreds and thousands of people. But, in the 1960's, American photographer Duane Michals found the rare and quiet moments along back alleys, inside offices and shops, and riding in a subway car, where not a single person was in sight. The series, titled Empty New York, was inspired by the work of Eugene Atget, a brilliant photographer who led the way for documentary photography in Paris.
To create his series, Michals walked along the urban streets during very early Sunday morning hours when most of the city was still asleep. The absence of people in the photographs is as powerful as an image jammed packed with a crowd. Through his camera lens, Michals found the peaceful calm of the city and produced interesting narratives that redefine New York for viewers.
Michals once said, "I became so enchanted by the intimacy of the rooms and streets and people [Atget] photographed that I found myself looking at…
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Boatload of 99 Animals Sail Down River in Shanghai to Illustrate Environmental Crisis

Boatload of 99 Animals Sail Down River in Shanghai to Illustrate Environmental Crisis | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New York-based, Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang is back with The Ninth Wave, his newest installation and solo exhibition in Shanghai. Reminiscent of his work last year, which consisted of 99 life-sized fake animals gathered around a watering hole, The Ninth Wave features a weathered fishing boat from Cai’s hometown of Quanzhou carrying 99 fabricated animals onboard. Artificial pandas, tigers, camels, and other beasts cling to the worn ship, appearing weary and seasick. The work, inspired by Ivan Aivazovsky’s 1850 painting of the same name, evokes the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark in a grimmer light.
The fishing boat set sail on July 17, navigating along the Bund on the Huangpu River before ultimately landing at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art, where it will become an indoor installation as a part of the artist’s major exhibition from August 8 to October 26. Cai’s work highlights Earth’s current environmental and ecological crisis, as evidenced by high levels of smog in the air, as…
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Stunning Photos Capture the Otherworldly Beauty of Antarctica's Icebergs

Stunning Photos Capture the Otherworldly Beauty of Antarctica's Icebergs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tokyo-based nature and wildlife photographer Martin Bailey captures the otherworldly beauty of Antarctica in this captivating photo series. While the frozen continent is home to many seals and penguins, Bailey chose to photograph the sweeping landscape without any signs of life, instead focusing on the harsh and ethereal beauty of 1,000-year-old icebergs and glaciers.
With a gorgeous palette of pure white, icy blue, pale aqua, and deep cobalt, Bailey's stunning photos draw parallels between manmade civilizations and the isolated, natural allure of Antarctica. Towering, monolithic ice formations evoke the imagery of architectural forms like grand palaces, impenetrable fortresses, and even great pyramids. Resplendent in snow and ice, the frozen tundra's spellbinding beauty looks like something from a dream or another world.
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