Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo’s artwork is cool … literally!

Since 2005, Azevedo has been setting up her Melting Men in various countries around the world. Although originally intended as a critic of the role of monuments in cities, environmentalists around the world are adopting her work as climate change art.

When asked if she was a climate activist, Azevedo told greenmuze.com: ‘No. I’m an artist, master of visual arts from the University of Sao Paolo.

'This work was conceived as a critical view of the official historical monuments. As the reading and interpretation of an art piece is open, I'm glad it can also speak of urgent matters that threaten our existence on this planet.'

'The project started with solitary figures, later a multitude of small sculptures of ice were placed in public spaces of several cities. The memory is inscribed in the photographic image and shared by everyone. It is not reserved to great heroes nor to great monuments.'

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but shes not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. (c) IFC Films

Photographer: Ivan Lesica

Water,vinegar,oil and a feather in a blue cup placed over the source of light (my living room lamp ).

I noticed a decomposed leaf in a pond .I picked it up and noticed that water was trapped in between the veins of the leaf! I positioned the leaf on top of the other leaf to add some color and took this photo .

The opening in the leaf reminds me of a pony or a dog,I submerged it under water ,lifted it and took this photo !!

Go and check his portfolio at National Geographic!

Greg Klassan is a designer who has a unique approach to creating furniture. These fantastic looking tables by Klassan have been designed to look like rivers and lakes you’d see in any ordinary landscape. Klassan has delicately shaped each piece from fallen trees and then places beautiful glass with a tinge of blue in them.

Movie posters by Matt Needle.

More of them here: http://www.mattneedle.co.uk/

Salvador Dalí paints Laurence Olivier, 1955 - a picture from the past

Laurence Olivier, legendary star of stage and screen, died 25 years ago today. Salvador Dalí painted the actor dressed as Richard III for an image used to promote the film, which Olivier directed.

Salvador Dalí paints Laurence Olivier, 1955 - a picture from the past

Laurence Olivier, legendary star of stage and screen, died 25 years ago today. Salvador Dalí painted the actor dressed as Richard III for an image used to promote the film, which Olivier directed.

Each summer since 1970, the photographic world descends on Arles, France, for this annual celebration of their art.

1. Ruined Window, Seoul, 1956. Photograph: Youngsoo Han

2. Walé Asongwaka Takes Off. Photograph: Patrick Willocq

3. From the series Little Party Dress. Photograph: Delphine Schacher

4. Diver, Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2012. Photograph: Adrien Pezennec

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South Dakotan sculptor John Lopez creates life-sized scrap metal sculptures with a uniquely Western American twist. In his hands, old discarded farm equipment is recycled into sculptures of iconic creatures from the American West like a bison, a horse plowing a field, or a Texas Longhorn.

Lopez already had a career as a bronze sculptor, but after creating a family grave for his deceased aunt using scrap metal, he began creating recycled metal sculptures out of found or donated pieces of metal as well.

My favorite part about these pieces is the texture,” explains Lopez. “I just start grabbin’ stuff from the pile and welding it, in and if you weld enough of the same thing on over and over it creates this really cool texture that I’ve never seen in these kinds of pieces before. And I think that’s what draws people in.

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Bagrad Badalian 

“There isn’t a guide on how to interpret or enjoy these pictures. It’s a work of art that leaves the audience on it’s own without much explanation. You got to let yourself go away from any theoretical conceptions and enter this universe with your senses as only background.”

Photography by Zhang Jingna (website)

I was born in Beijing. I moved to Singapore with my mother when I was 8 and spent most of my teenage years there. I studied fashion design and was a national team air rifle shooter for Singapore for 6 years before I went full-time with photography.

I started with shooting people in the beginning, and I guess because I studied fashion, I was led naturally into fashion and beauty for magazines and commercial work.

Right now I’m focused full-time on my personal project “Motherland Chronicles.”

It’s an exploration of sort. An attempt at putting together elements and themes I’ve loved since I was a child. It has a bit of a don’t-want-to-forget-my-childhood-dreams sort of thing going on; since I’ve been working for almost 7 years now, I don’t want to lose track of who I am, but it’s easy to as you grow and do too much commercial stuff, you know? So it goes back a lot more to my creative roots, more illustrative and painterly, like artworks that inspired me to create. Loosely linked together with hints of dark fantasy.

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