Tagged: ITALY

Tattooed Marble Sculptures

Italian sculptor Fabio Viale inks his marble reproductions of iconic sculptures with heavy scenes of ancient stories, swirling waves, and foreboding clouds.

Viale doesn’t paint the marble but rather infuses an arm or chest with colour and pattern in a manner that’s similar to tattooing a human body. He collaborated with chemists to refine the blended technique.

It is a meeting between life and death, between the sacred and the profane.

The relationships between these two sets, results in a solid bond that creates energy: The preconception we have of classical beauty and the hardness inherent in a certain type of criminal tattoo provoke gasp and wonder.

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Absolutely stunning! 

LIVE Web Cams of Surreal Empty City Streets

The lack of human presence in majorly polluted cities these past couple months has had some people seeing utopias as the skies begin to clear.

But empty cities seem a little more dystopian to me.

We know ghost cities exist as ancient disasters like Pompeii and Herculaneum and modern ones like Pripyat, Ukraine, outside Chernobyl. But there are more of them than many of us know.

Towns and cities around the world have been abandoned for for all sorts of reasons, and they continue to as sea levels rise. Which is what makes viewing live camera footage of some of the world’s most iconic streets almost completely emptied by the pandemic .

Below some cams from different cities:

Venice, Italy (the music is glorious)

Melbourne, Australia

Dam Square Amsterdam, Netherlands 


These real-time visions are transporting in their strangeness. Are we living in the present or the future? In a dystopian world, there isn’t any difference.

Regardless, it’s the whole thing is surreal.


amanda-lear-antidoteAs you know this “Tribute” section is dedicated to those artist I admire and consider REAL legends. I didn’t do any last week, but here is back. So let’s talk about Amanda Lear.

Amanda Lear is the whole package of extravagance. She’s nuts and her life cannot be more interesting. Urban legends even say she was born a male.

Nothing regarding her birth is clear.

Amanda was born in Hong Kong (or Vietnam) from an English/French father and an Asian/Russian mother. She is British and French. She grew up between the South of France and Switzerland. She’s a polyglot (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).

Amanda is a singer (she was a million-album-selling disco queen in the 70’s) lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and also former model.

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She was the iconic cover of Roxy Music’s 1973 album:

Model who inspired Bryan Ferry, bedded David Bowie and who can ...

She dated Spanish MASTER Salvador Dalí and was his muse.

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Amanda still recording casually:

And she still very active doing Television, theatre and cinema in France and Italy. In 2013 she played the leading role in a play Divina in Paris because, GODDESS! In 2018, she worked on the dubbing for French and Italian versions of Disney’s Incredibles 2. And early this year, January 2020, she appeared as a catwalk model on Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion show in Paris.

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In her 70s (of age) she still is a very sensual lady.

Eccentric, and talented, but not ridiculous. Ladies and gentlemen and gays of the world, Amanda Lear is fascinating!