Enormous Vulva Sculpture in Brazil Sparks Conservative Outrage

The prize for 2021’s most controversial public sculpture might have already been claimed by a newly installed 33m-high concrete crimson vulva in Brazil, which has sparked fierce online debate.

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Recessed onto a hillside within a sculpture park in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Diva, by the Brazilian artist Juliana Notari, intends to question the “problematisation of gender” and change perspectives on human relationships that create an “unequal and catastrophic world”, Notari states in a Facebook post.

She adds that these issues are “increasingly urgent”, referring to the country’s political climate under the leadership of President Jair Bolsonaro. Last week, following Argentina’s decision to legalise abortion, Bolsonaro expressed sympathies via Twitter for the lives of Argentine children “now subject to being cut in their mothers’ wombs with state consent” and vowed to never approve abortion in Brazil.






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Photographer Explores The Relationship Between Photography And Painting Through The Use Of Light

Flower Lamp

According to Bored Panda community member named ‘hi’: “Using 35mm black and white film, I wanted to explore the relationship between painting and photography through the use of light. Inspired by the impressionism movement, I aimed to create photographs that would look more like paintings than images, and make the viewer question what they are actually looking at.”

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Street Lights

“Artists of the impressionism movement were interested in trying to capture the changing effects of light on landscapes by careful analysis. They began to create shadows for color by mixing pure hues that were broken up with strokes of the opposite color. With this in mind, I wanted the maximum amount of contrast available between the two opposing colors–black and white. Besides an emphasis on light, impressionism is often also categorized by its open compositions, unusual visual angles, and ordinary subject matter.”

Lighter

“My photos, 8×10 prints mounted on 11×14 board, were taken in dark atmospheres in order to focus on the contrast between the dark and the light source. I used long exposure times to create moment that would be reminiscent of the visible brushstrokes in impressionist paintings.”

Window

“By choosing lights such as lava lamps, street lights, lighters, and uniquely shaped lamps, I wanted to demonstrate that photography can turn ordinary things into a work of art, just like the impressionism movement.”

Light Through Rain on Windshield

Lighter

Lava Lamp

Light Through Glass Squares

Street Lights

Buddha Lamp

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The World’s Youngest-Ever Lego Certified Professional Just Made this 50,000 piece Great Wave

There are only 21 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world and Junpei Mitsui is the only one from Japan, and the youngest-ever when he was named a LEGO Certified Professional in 2011 at the age of 24. More: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube h/t: twistedsifter Born in Akashi City, Mitsui’s latest LEGO masterpiece can be found on permanent display at the Hankyu Brick Museum in Osaka. For this work...

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This Artist Creates Amazing Banana Art Made by Poking and Bruising the Skin, No Ink is Used

The COVID-19 lockdowns have had a very different effect on people. While the boredom made some depressed, it actually helped others discover hidden talents. Take Anna Chojnicka, who started creating adorable banana peel artworks. To pass the time and keep her creative juices flowing, social entrepreneur Anna Chojnicka started experimenting with banana peel oxidation as an art medium.

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People Believe They’ve Noticed Art References In Popular Movies, Share Side-By-Side Pics On Twitter

3 — Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013), Gustav Deutsch | New York Movie (1939), Edward Hopper pic.twitter.com/VJK2IBbAYP — ✿ (@THECOCODIARY) November 28, 2020 You get some popcorn and press “play.” As the film is rolling, you suddenly realize that particular shot… you’ve seen it somewhere before. Call it déjà vu or a glitch in the matrix, but what if sometimes, it’s actually true? More: Twitter h/

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Rock Art Depicting Extinct Animals Is Discovered In Colombian Amazon And It’s Dated Back Around 12,000 Years

When it feels like we know the world around us all too well, and there are few things that can surprise us, the wonders of history and nature prove us wrong. Just recently, the British-Colombian team of archaeologists led by José Iriarte announced the bombshell news. h/t: boredpanda Tens of thousands of cave paintings created up to 12,500 years ago were discovered in Serranía La Lindosa...

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Pictures Of The Way This Thai Teacher Is Teaching Anatomical Drawing Are Going Viral

Wannarit Karin is a Thai artist and the founder of the ART of Anatomy academy in Bangkok. The man is a very dedicated teacher and recently the photos of his amazing anatomical drawing lessons went viral all over the internet. The man has over ten years of experience in teaching arts and has been invited to be a lecturer for figure painting classes as well as organized workshops for various...

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“Memes of the Floating World”: Artist Recreates Favorite Memes In Japanese Print Styles

According to an artist: “It started as a Christmas gift to my wife, who loves the “Woman Yelling at Cat” meme, and has unfolded into an art project called “Memes of the Floating World.” In this strange dream world, classic Japanese woodblock print art and legends mash up with memes, dead and living, and internet lore from the past and present. I don’t know where this project will take us next...

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Artist Inserts People From Classical Paintings Into The Modern World, And The Result Is Surprisingly Fitting

Alexey Kondakov (previously here and here), the Ukrainian artist that inserts people from classical paintings into the modern world and its scenarios, is back with more of his fascinating work. He places classical figures into subways, markets, cars, and many more usual places for us, but quite unusual places for half-naked paintings. His work creates an interesting contrast between the delicate...

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Makeup Artist Uses His Face And Body As A Canvas To Recreate Famous Paintings

Many people might still not recognize makeup as an art form, but talented artists all over the world keep proving that amazing things can be created using only the power of makeup. 21-year-old Nils Verberne, also known as Lithunium Snow, is an exceptional makeup artist and model who describes himself as a “weird kid from the Netherlands doing his best with makeup and a camera.” And his “best” is...

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