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Stunning Shots of the Most Gorgeous Sculpture at Burning Man
One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.
These last two photos were taken by none other than HDR-pro and our friend Trey Ratcliff.
Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison's Startrails series never ceases to amaze us. We first introduced Harrison’s eye-catching photos last year and he has spent the last 13 months expanding his collection of colorful swirls in the night sky. We couldn’t pass up the chance to share more of the spiraling and radiant paths of stars captured in Harrison’s long exposure photography. (via mymodernmet)
Secret paintings hidden in books: Magical and intricate 19th century art that appears by fanning the page.
At first glance, the 200-year-old books are handsomely bound, with the edges of their pages painted in gilt.
Look more closely, however, and you will see a beautiful and intricate painting hidden on the edges of the pages.
Known as ‘fore-edge paintings’ (the fore-edge is the opposite of the spine), their existence at all has lain a secret to many since the practice began centuries ago.
Now, however, staff at the University of Iowa have taken a series of photographs showing how the pages of historic books may contain more than just the story written within.
Colleen Theisen, a Special Collections librarian at the University of Iowa, revealed the books’ secrets in an onlineposting entitled ‘It’s a secret to everybody.’
The edges of the books’ pages have been painted in gilt, but what is not immediately obvious is that the margins of each page have also been painted in such a way that when the book is fanned slightly, a picture of a scene emerges.
Source: Daily Mail
Californian artist Pae White settled at Peckham’s South London Gallery an amazing installation made up of a 48 kilometre network of threads. Her work is often constructed from fragile materials that are utilised for large-scale sculptural works. More images of this great creation to discover in the article.