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If Countries Were People

GERMANY

In the global arena, every country has its image, but how would they look as people?

That was the question that Russian artist Anastasia Bulgakova thought about for a year before starting her latest project. “I draw personifications of different countries,” she wrote. “All of them will be militant and warrior-like, with dirt and blood. Not because of some political persuasion, but simply because that what I always draw in any case, and the idea of warrior-countries gives a lot of creative freedom.”

From an American that’s a bit naive and idealistic to a silent Japanese guy with a suspicious smile, you’d easily recognise these ‘people’ if you met them in the street.

Below some of them, and more here.

USA

FRANCE

RUSSIA

ENGLAND

JAPAN

ISRAEL

Obviously and without a doubt here’s my favourite, “The King of ice.”

CANADA

Everyone sees him as too friendly, but no one realises that the NEVER LOST A WAR. Even war of 1812, when Mr.America tried to take his land, Mr. Canada burned down Mr. America’s house and took HIS land. When they stopped fighting, Mr.Canada gave back all the land he gained and called it a draw, even though he won.

To sum up: most countries will kill you and only Canada will play hockey with you instead.

Canada is AMAZING!!

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Gravity-Defying Sculptures

Art is supposed to challenge us. Challenge our beliefs, our prejudices and even our concepts of what we believe to be possible.

Sculptures are a great medium for this, as they allow the artist to play tricks on the eye and mess with the viewer’s concepts of logic. Calling into question the laws of gravity and physics they make you wonder, how the heck did they do that?

From incredible feats of balance on a grand scale, to just plain head-scratching sorcery, below few of them.

The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn

Wursa By Daniel Firman

Wire Fairies By Robin Wight

Trans Ī Re By Fredrik Raddum

Coffee Kiss By Johnson Tsang

Monte-Meubles, L’Ultime Déménagement By Leandro Erlich

Les Voyageurs By Bruno Catalano

Art should inspire imagination & challenge perception. Just amazing!

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Exquisite puckering Asshole wall art

If you’ve been looking at your living room and thinking to yourself that what it really needs to elevate it to the height of tasteful sophistication is a giant asshole and you’ve thought of hanging Donal Trump poster but realised that’s just too offensive, then Crate & Barrel has the perfect thing for you.

Most of us look at that thing and probably see the kind of hole pic that a power bottom would send to a hot power top he met on gay hookup app, but C&B wants us to think that they see a damn sea sponge…

“Resembling a sea sponge or coral, our organic-inspired wall art radiates deep lines from its dimpled center. Made of ceramic, each handcrafted dimensional disc is textured with scratches and glazed light grey. Coordinate with other Alura wall art piece”.

Whoever wrote this needs to write my Tinder bio, because they gave me a slight tingle at “radiates deep lines from its dimpled center.” 

On the other hand, Piers Morgan’s birthday is next month, and if you’re a friend or related to him, I feel sorry for you. But the good news is, you have just found the birthday gift to get him. Buy C&B’s puckering asshole wall art and paint it orange.

Piers seems to be so obsessed with the idea of eating Trump’s ass that he’d love it.

This is amazing:

And you’d also be giving a gift to humanity, because Piers wouldn’t talk as much since his tongue would always be stuck to his orange anus wall art.

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I’m a Brazilian Woman

Have you tried the Google Arts & Culture app? All you have to do is to take a picture of yourself LIVE and Google will find your museum “doppelganger” that in many cases are a total mismatch. 

Like most face recognition apps my closest match is female, so I was not surprised with the result.

I could be an androgynous dream in the face if I really wanted to.

Below what others have been compared with:

This app is a good laugh, but what surprised me was that my match is an exotic South American painting.

I’m South American, exotic for many, and portraits remind of Dorian Grey… who has nothing to do with this story perhaps but always made me wonder if somewhere out there there’s a cursed painting ageing instead of I. #ImOldAF

Fantasy or insanity, some facts of this painting are actually close to my reality.

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Travelling Godzilla 

You’ve heard of the travelling gnome, now here’s the travelling Godzilla figurine. His name is Ryan and he travels with his human, Kieran, all around, getting into all sorts of shenanigans.

Kieran bought Ryan as a souvenir in a comic shop for 8 bucks. He got the idea when it was easier to take photos of Ryan in front of landmarks that he visited. Then he started to develop his Photoshop skills and share on Instagram.

Each photo takes about 4 hours to Photoshop and all is made in the fun.

 Fantastic!!! 

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Tiny Eyes

Chinese artist Siyu spent the last 10 years traveling, studying and working between the US, UK, and France, and she was surprised by the many curious humans she met that had the worst impression of China.

While some things were true, the contemporary, living and multifaceted Chinese life is rarely heard of. So, she created a comic named “Tiny Eyes” in the hope of sharing her culture through everyday life.

In lots of her comics, she compares Chinese culture to the west.

But in the end, she found out every culture is “weird” in its way, but it’s also the weirdness that makes it interesting.

Two words: So true!!

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Endangered

African Elephant

For most of us, endangered animals are a far-away mystery. British photographer Tim Flach, however, has spent the last 2 years braving their habitats and documenting their fragile existences.

The resulting body of work, Endangered, provides us with an intimate and rare view into the beautiful lives of Earth’s most threatened creatures, and reminds us of everything we should be afraid to lose.

From species we’re all familiar with (hippopotamus, snow leopard, cheetah, pandas) to exotic beasts we’d only imagine in fantasy films (saiga, Philippine eagle, olm salamander), Flach presents a wide spectrum of biodiversity with Endangered, and sheds light on the unique challenges each animal faces in order to survive.

Some have had their numbers cut down by habitat destruction. Others endure more gruesome ordeals, such as hunting, poaching, and being sold into the black market.

Below few of the wonderful living creatures that soon could be gone.

Iberian Lynx

Sea Angels

Hyacinth Macaw

Kaiser’s Newt

Philippine Eagle

Polar Bear

Yunan Snub Nosed Monkey

Saiga

White Bellied Pangolin

Red Panda

Military Macaw

European Honey Bee

Northern White Rhinoceros

Fireflies

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey

Scimitar Oryx’s

Shoebill

Amazing, how all these majestic and beautiful species were here long before us and how little time it took us to change the world to it’s worse. Truly heart breaking!

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