“I really like this piece because in general the Berlin Wall has so much history and social attachment to all the different conflicts that have happened in Berlin and in Germany as a whole. In most places they don’t have a wall for graffiti and someone expressing themselves. I really like this one because personally there’s so much detail, it’s very abstract, but you can see what’s going on, you see the different areas, people holding prized possessions. It catches your eye, makes you want to stare at it and take it all in.” – John Linari Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed
Listen to Dana:
“I think I particularly like this piece because of the scale and the juxtaposition with the surroundings. It’s a really nice balance of chaos and simplicity – the colours are really enjoyable.” – Dana Reynolds Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed
“I must say that this is the first time I’ve seen this – I’ve been here three or four times in this part of Berlin, and this is the first time I recognise this painting, and I like it because of the idea that someone else is pushing your thumb up. I guess it reminds me of the Soviet Union somehow. That’s why I like it.” – Gianmarco Trapani Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed
“I like this because it looks like there is a woman trying to keep out all the armies and violence from the planet. You can see how outside this planet there is a spreading rainbow and some roots of trees, and some guys that are partying, they are happy.” – Nicolò Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed
“I really like this work of art by Peter Russell because the colours are very beautiful, there’s a lot to see, it’s really full, so it catches your eye. Everything on this wall has symbolism that really speaks to me, which makes it very interesting to look at and also the way it is painted is very beautiful. It’s nice that you need to have time to look at it – you have to look longer at it to understand what it means, and what the artist means with it.” – Hanneleen and friends Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed
“This piece of art seems so incongruous with everything, because you’ve got the history of the Berlin Wall, where you’re entering either the American or Russian sector. I just love that they decide to go with the Japanese sector instead. It’s completely out of place, and for that purpose I absolutely love it. Me with my Russian hat, being in Germany, looking at the Japanese sector. I just love how it all comes together.” – Andrew Allan
“I think this art stands out because it’s predominantly black, which the rest of them aren’t, the rest are trying to be very colourful. It’s remarkably different. The black is fitting, as the days of the Berlin Wall depict a very depressing atmosphere etc, [and] with Tokyo and New York it shows international influences in Berlin. All that combined, along with the depiction of the Berlin TV Tower and the big rotating Mercedes symbol, brings it all together quite nicely.” – Andrew
“I like the dove because it’s on the Berlin Wall, which represents sort of the peace when it was brought down, and then you’ve got the chain instead of the branches [the dove] normally holds, which represents the breaking of the peace. It’s a bit more symbolic than just the branches.” – Melissa Bowen Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed
Listen to Laura’s friend translate her into English:
“She says that she likes the controversy of it because it reflects modern times, especially the shock, as the people are dressed like really important people from the parliament, government people, and that makes it even more of a shock.” – Laura’s friend Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed
Whether you need to decide if you should drink another coffee, can’t handle the anxiety that comes from waiting for a reply, or constantly forget to bring your lunch to work, Chaz Hutton has a sticky note for you.
His Instagram is full of relatable, hilarious posts about the everyday trials and tribulations we all face. Here are some of our favorites.
In case you’re wondering how to adjust your clocks on November 6, this is your answer.
A note for those nights when you need a quick dinner.
Anyone who works in a creative field can totally relate to this.
By definition, sculpture is three dimensional — and by most accounts, that’s what makes it great. Looking at a free-standing work of art that’s been attended to on all sides is a wholly unique experience, and the impact of viewing sculptures often carries with it a sense of immediacy.
And that’s what makes the sculptural work of Switzerland-based artist Gavin Worth paradoxical in the best way. His wire sculptures combine the emotive nature of free-standing pieces with the intricacy of depicting human faces on a two-dimensional plane.
After working as a designer for years, Worth latched onto one mantra: “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” As he explained to My Modern Met, “You definitely can’t be self-indulgent in design. You’re forced to focus on very clear, very economical communication.”
Art is a communicative force and a matter of translation. “I could feel love more intensely than anyone has ever felt love before,” he continued, “but if I can’t communicate to someone else what that feels like, then it’s just self-indulgence.”
And that’s where his stories come to life. He avoids presenting the false version of human physicality that’s become most palatable to audiences today. Instead, Worth explores the imperfections of which we’ve unfortunately grown weary.
The idea here is to create pieces that serve as points of departure, leaving viewers with the sense that they’ve experienced a visual narrative. Just as writers put pen to paper, Gavin Worth writes stories in the ink of bent wires.
To see more of Worth’s work and learn about upcoming exhibitions, be sure to check out his website.
At Disney World, even the janitors are magical. As a janitor (a.k.a., a custodial guest) at Disney World, this girl gets to help keep the happiest place on earth nice and tidy. She sweeps the streets… but she can do much more than just that. She and the other members of her custodial guest team can do quite a special trick for the other guests at the park. Just give them a mop and bucket, and you’ll see.
Source: Reddit Even though many of the employees at Disney World were seasonal or temporary, they enjoyed embracing their roles there and learning as many characters to draw as they could. Hundreds of people would gather to watch them create water art… it’s an amazing part of the job! Share their unique talents with others by clicking on the button below.
Redditor NicoleMary27 shared these incredibly unique photos that are the works of her friend Zoey. Zoey has an affinity for making things out of cardboard, inserting herself into amazing worlds she creates before her photographer boyfriend, David, snaps the pictures. Together they go by the name Dosshaus. Below are 8 pictures of her cardboard creations and each piece’s title name.
How awesome is that? I bet she could make a killer fort! You can find more of Zoey’s work on her DeviantArt page, her Tumblr or the couple’s own website. Source: Reddit Share this cardboard world with your friends below.
Artist Vik Muniz has an incredible talent. By taking printed matter like news magazines, advertising campaigns, and comic books, he can create masterpieces (literally). The Rio de Janerio and New York artist uses these raw materials to meticulously recreate some of the most famous paintings in history. He uses thousands of irregularly-sized strips of paper and assembles them into one cohesive image.
The recomposed collages look like paintings. The ripped, irregular edges almost resemble brush strokes. These finished products look almost as good as the original artworks. You need to check this out for yourself.
Cai Guo-Qiang is a New York-based artist who’s made some seriously hot art for his “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter” installation that’s now on display at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China. Using gunpowder and porcelain, he creates amazing images that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. You’ve got to see what he’s able to do with these two unusual items. Check it out, you’ll be glad you gave it a shot!
This is probably more fire than you’re used to seeing at an art gallery, but if you’re overwhelmed by this, brace yourself for the rest of the pictures.
England native Clive Maddison learned his way around wires as an electrician for the past 30 years. He’s learned so much that he channeled his knowledge into impressive artwork, by manipulating hard coils into smooth sculptures. Each piece begins with a single strand of wire, which he twists and transforms into detailed trees.
Maddison never uses glue or solder while creating the trees.
If you want to learn everything there is to know about bugs, become an entomologist. If you want to learn maybe one cool thing about them, have some fun before you run for cover or a shoe. It probably won’t work, but it did for this guy. Worst case scenario, you waste a couple of hours having fun with a bug. What a relief it would be to cross that off the ol’ bucket list. Watch thesam101 learn a little bit about this bug and try not to get a pen and paper out the next time you see something crawling around your workspace.
Does that count as art? Because if not, I’d much rather play Tic-tac-toe. Share this post using the button below.