Full size LEGO Vehicles on the streets of Italy

There is little shortage of  iconic arts in Rome. But Italian photographer ,Domenico Franco adds a modern twist to year of art history on the street of the eternal city. For this project, he had spent sometime digitally assembling life-size LEGO replicas of Italian transport vehicles , and imprinting them near strategic locations- of both cultural and historical significance – in and around the city of Rome.

integrated larger-than-life LEGO lamborghinis, helicopters, tractor trailers, and camper vans making their way through the italian capital’s cobblestone roads and parking in front of the world’s most famous architectural landmarks. ON the idea behind the project , Franco had said :

‘his aim is to transform ordinary contexts in extraordinary ones, compelling the toys to get out of the idyllic and politically correct landscapes belonging to their perfect and idealistic cities, with the result of instilling in them those vices, virtues and desires typical of human beings.’

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  Franco calls this project  ‘LEGO outside LEGOLAND’  because  , as the theme suggest ,he had hoped to take Lego ( a brick and , building toy ) out of the its normal melieu into “real society” .  containing a series of nine lego-vehicles , placed on different location ; on cobbled streets , around the colosseum , and on the junction of a busy Italian street

He does offers printout of the photographs for sale on his site here.

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Iconic directors are remade as sculptures of their famous movies: Guess who is the banana ?

American visual artist Mike Leavitt is a huge movie fan. To honor his favourite directors, Mike carved 16 wooden figures. However, their shapes are rather unusual, because the artist merged famous movie makers with iconic characters from their films.

“Great film directors get cut up,” Mike explains on his website. “They take pains with the details, story, money and sacrifices to their vision. Their body succumbs to the pressure.”

All figures are 1:4 in scale, and 18 inches tall or wide, sculpted from scratch in wood and polymer clay. “Art and film treat my pain. They’re magic. They trick me into remembering why this world is so damn beautiful,” Mike adds. 17.5k instagram followers

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1. George Lucas

George Lucas is probably the most well-rounded movie-maker on this list. He founded at least five entertainment companies and loves to be on the cutting edge of technology. He is mostly remember for the Star Wars series and Indiana Jones which he co-produced with Steven Spielberg.  He is a cross between Jabba the Hutt  ( a gang star on the outer rim of the starwars universe) , a jedi ( the light saber) and the Wipe for indiana jones.

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2. Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese can celebrate his very solid and steady body of successful films. Famous for  recent movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Hugo. His caricature is a cross between Jesus in the last temptation of christ ,The color of money,  ranging bull and Gang of New york.

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 3.David Lynch

Famous for The blue Velvet and The Elephant man , David have got some great movies under his belt. His caricature depict mostly the latter movie.

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 4.Woody  Allen

Woody Allen rivals Steven Speilberg in the number of films he has directed. With irrational Man, Blue Jasmine and To rome with Love.  His films tend to be New York based dramas which he writes himself. Poor Allen gets to be a banana from his famous romantic comedy of the same name.

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5. Francis Ford Coppola

Though his directorial stamp is unmistakable, Coppola has under his belt among the most celebrated family, political, crime and war films in the American canon.

Famous for  The Godfather” to the ever-prescient political thriller “The Conversation,” his best works are definitive genre exercises, blending unwavering realism with escalating tension and a potent moral consideration.  His caricature is a mix of those two movies.

 

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6. Spike Lee

Spike Lee’s movies feature epic and well-wrtten characters and mostly deal with race relations. with great movies like Miracle at St Anna , Crooklyn and The Clockers. His caricature is a cross of His got game and Malcolm X.

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7. James Cameron

After he directed Titanic , and Terminator 2,. He  went on to do the famous blue Naiv people of Pandora  in Avatar. Famous  for outlandish special effects and unbelievable budgets. His caricature is an hybrid of all his movies including the predator.
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8.Kathryn Bigelow

More Famous for sweeping the Oscars than making movies , Kathryn is one of the very few women out in the director’s cut.  She has done 9 amazing movies but is more famous for

The Hurt Locker ,Zero Dark Thirty ,Break and The Widowmaker. Her caricature is the combination of all four of those movies.

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9. Steven Spielberg

Regarded as the best director. made the sea a scary place with blockbuster movie  Jaws. And a host of other movies like war horse , Munich , A.I and Minority Report.  His caricature is a cross between the raptors of Jurassic park , Saving private Ryan and his most iconic movie E.T. 

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10. Tim Burton

A great director more known for directing dark animated features, Batman and Johnny Depp and alien attack of Mars attack.His caricature is a cross between the character in Dark shadows , Batman movies and Edward Scissorhand.

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Demiurgus Dreams is own by Evgeny Hontor,  a Russian where almost live like  fantasy animal are recreated from  velvet clay and splashed with colors to look beautiful. sculpting from 2006 and founded his Etsy shop in 2012 , Mr Evgeny , head of  Demiurgus Dreams has got a large following of over 34k people.

On his Esty page,  he wrote about  his unique fantasy style “It is beautiful. It is the creation of the worlds. You can get carried away and explore new opportunities. It is a philosophy of life – to create. For me it is.” No wonder that these animal sculptures look like straight from a magical fairytale.

Be sure to go visit his shop and buy some of the sculpture to support his work. Below are some of his work for you to enjoy.

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Artist show how to creating Fine-art with Arabic numbers and few lines.

Sumera Saleemis is  an artist, and a teacher by profession whose aim is to teach drawing in the most painless steps possible whilst still achieving the same creative beauty. The main theme of her recent work is a series of paintings called the beauty of nature. It chronicles how she does simple drawings with Arabic numerals and 3 0r 2 easy to follow steps. Citing her Facebook page

” I always enjoy the beauty of nature .I am always reminded of the greatness of Allah. I absolutely love the simple beautiful things and enjoys the sunsets because it is when humility, love, gratefulness and hope are easily understood and felt. 🙂 Whatever i see and feel I try to put it into the canvas and share my thoughts.

She hope to teach people that painting can be simple and fun too. Below are some of her  works but a fully collection is on her page where she has over 130k likes.

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Super realist Paper Folding (Origami that will blow your mind away )

HOANG TIEN QUYET was born in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam , and has been folding paper since she was a small kid. Citing his website:
At the time I was amazed at how a flat sheet of paper could transform into beautiful 3D animals and objects, and it was also a joy of a kid who could make his own toys.

He went on to join the  Vietnam Origami Group forum where, with help of friends who shared similar same passion for origami, was inspired to create her own models. Her style is  distinguish and somewhat unique , and  displays exquisite  curves and seamed out edges in most of his models.                He has won many awards; namely Special guest of Ultimate origami convention 2015, in Lyon, FRANCE . Special guest of OrigamiUSA convention 2015, in New York, down NY, USA and co-authored a few books on the art of paper folding (“50 hours Origami +”, and “VOG2 – origami.vn”, both published by Nicolas Terry).

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