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Fleurissements by Geoffroy Mottart

Fleurissements is a temporary urban installation by the florist Geoffroy Mottart. Over the last year the historic busts in parks and public spaces across Belgium were adorned with quirky botanical beards and blossoming hairstyles. “This idea came to me because I … Continue reading

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Stone Sculptures GIF Art by Zack Dougherty (aka Hateplow)

Portland-based GIF maker Zack Dougherty (alias Hateplow) created these ingenious animated GIFs by the use of photos and CINEMA 4D, a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application. Hateplow captures HDR photos of the statues in galleries, scans them on his … Continue reading

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Mummy Found Hiding Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

During routine restoration, researchers discovered a surprise hidden in an ancient gold-painted Chinese Buddha statue: a mummy hidden inside. The mummy was once the Buddhist monk Liuquan, according to text found with the statue. Researchers then used radioactive isotopes of … Continue reading

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1,200 Whimsical Stone Statues at Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

“Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that features over 1,200 stone figures representing Rakan, or disciples of Shaka (the founder of Buddhism), that were mostly carved by amateurs from across the country under the guidance of sculptor … Continue reading

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Dramatic New Underwater Statues by Jason deCaires Taylor

British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has just unveiled his latest cement sculptures to join the over 500 others off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. The monumental museum, called the MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte), is one of those unique places … Continue reading

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Hipster Stone by Léo Caillard and Alexis Persani

What is the first thing you think of when I say: greek statues, mythology, Barberini? Well, Leo and Alexis answered Hipster fashion! “With the original concept photos shot by Leo and ‘shoppin applied by Alexis, they’ve updated several classical sculptures … Continue reading

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