Anamorphic illusions – Green art by Bernard Pras

Bernard Pras is a French painter, photographer and sculptor. He is known for creating mind-boggling anamorphic illusions. His pallet consists of found objects, wood, textiles and plastic toys. He makes use of everything that has the right color!

Take a look at this video and you will be amazed by his Job!

His latest installation is at Le palais idéal in Hauterives, France. When viewed from the right perspective, a seemingly random pile of trash is revealed to be an enormous sculptural portrait of Ferdinand Cheval. To create this masterpiece he used discarded and broken chairs, boards, figurines, and other items. Looking at each individual component and its precise placement in the overall portrait, one can’t help but marvel at the artist’s eye for perspective and his painstaking assembly of the piece.

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The French artist force us to re-examine the way we look at visual art – which is itself a prism through which the artist channels a unique way of translating thoughts, emotions and ways of interpreting the world around us.

Travelling with the lens to Turkey

I love Turkey.  It’s on my ‘Countries that Have It All’ List: History, natural wonders, lovely people. Unfortunately I only had the chance to visit two cities, but I would definitely travel again to keep on exploring this amazing country.

Boasting more than 12 million official residents, Istanbul is like no other city in Turkey. Being the only city in the world that spans two different continents, it is huge. I love Istanbul and can easily admit to a major addiction for this characteristic destination. You cannot help but be engulfed in the cultural history and significance. Is one of the most romantic, fun and breath taking cities in the world. Culture, nightlife, architecture and Bazaars!

Capadoccia is unlike anything you have ever seen and ever will. It is simply stunning. Hot air balloons, open air museum, caves, underground cities.

The only way to understand what I’m saying is buying a ticket to Turkey, but I hope this selection of photos helps to show a little bit of the Turkish beauty.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

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Radiating Color with Regina Calcaterra (@RegiCalca)

Regina is a talented Argentinean Artist. She began painting in the workshop of Ana Armendariz when she was only a little girl. Since 2012, in search of a fresh eye, she commenced working with Alejandra Roux, where she shares an artistic space with a group of young and creative people.

With only 24 years old, she has developed a very unique style, combining on the canvas her talent with the pencil & brushes and what she captures with her camera, surrounded by powerful colors. Her paintings are Mix technique.

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Regina is also a great photographer. Below you can find a selection of what I consider her best pictures from her trip to Asia.

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Nobody can doubt that this girl has a special gift. She radiates art!

I hope you like her work as much as I do! You can find more about Regina Calcaterra in her webpage http://www.reginacalcaterra.com.ar/ and her blog: http://enelnombredelarte.com.ar/

 

#Architecture of Density by #Michael Wolf

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The focus of the German photographer Michael Wolf’s work is life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994 where he worked for 8 years as contract photographer for stern magazine. Since 2001, Wolf has been focusing on his own projects, many of which have been published as books.

Architecture of Density is only one of his works, my favourite! But you can see much much more of Michael Wolf work in http://photomichaelwolf.com/#

Splashes of Colour by Patrick Donald

Splashes of Colour by Patrick Donald

Born in Rathgar, Dublin Patrick Donald has been photographing since 1996. What first started out as a hobbie has developed into a successful business and a full time passion and drive to make more work. In 2010 he opened his first photography gallery which is now situated on Dawson Street in Dublin which showcases many of his 500 plus images of Ireland. He has also travelled to Mongolia, Cuba, as well as several other interesting places around the world.

“Photography is a journey that has been a large part of my life for many years now. It helps to make life more meaningful to me and others hopefully”

Splashes of Colour is only one of his portfolios (my favorite!), but you can find much more spectacular pictures in his webpage: http://www.patrickdonald.com