Art

Masterpieces of Masterpiece London

London gears up for Masterpiece, starting tomorrow at the exclusive South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 3000 years of art history, carefully selected by stemmed curators, galleries and antique dealers. A place to surrender to beautiful design, timeless classics and immaculate craftsmanship. Here’s a few highlights that have caught our eye at this year’s edition.

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Organic rope sculptures by Mello + Landini

Illustrating the pass of time is the goal of this ongoing series created by Brazil-based artists Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini (duo Mello + Landini) and titled Cicotrama. Intertwining and twisting a rope, and attaching it to the wall, the installations form roots and trees in a poetic representation of the numerous possible paths in life.

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Daniel Firman’s gravity-defying elephants

The elephant in the room saying just got a little more hiperrealistic. French artist Daniel Firman has been exhibiting this amazing installation piece named Nasutamanus all over the world. This life-size elephant balancing on its trunk is made of Fiberglas and polymer and has been seen balancing in in all sorts of galleries and even palaces. Incredible.

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Venice Biennale 2015: sneak peak highlights

2015 Venice Biennale is just two days away and galleries and world-renowned artists are putting the final touches on their pavilions. Here are some instagram finds to get a sneak peak at what the countless art shows throughout the city have in store for us.

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Screen-Face, by Elisa Perez

As many current artists, spanish artist Elisa Pérez is deeply inspired by the internet. In her latest project, she paints portraits of people through a Skype conf call.

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Artists in the iphone era: Penelope Umbrico

In her latest endeavour, artist Penelope Umbrico’s focus was set on mountains, an all known symbol of expertise among photographers. Her series Moving Mountains (1850-2012) was created with an iphone with whom she ‘re-photographs’ a series of mountain shots by the likes of Henry Cartier-Bresson, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Edward Weston.

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