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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wheat Field with Cypresses

A Wheatfield with Cypresses is any of three similar 1889 paintings by Vincent van Gogh. The National Gallery in London holds a September 1889 version. Another, painted in July of the same year, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The third is held by a private collection. All were executed at the Saint-Remy mental asylum near Arles, France; he was a patient there at that time.

In a letter to his brother, Theo, Vincent described the painting: "I have a canvas of cypresses with some ears of wheat, some poppies, a blue sky like a piece of Scotch plaid; the former painted with a thick impasto ... and the wheat field in the sun, which represents the extreme heat, very thick too."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

German Fashion Designer creates Shoes from Real Hooves and Dead Animals

These are some of the freakiest shoes that I have ever set eyes on. Made by German designer Iris Shieferstein, the footwear is really created from body parts of dead animals. She used horse hooves and skin, snake skin and even entire dead birds as decorations.
I actually doubt there are lots of people out there willing to walk around with a pair of stuffed birds on their feet, but that isn’t stopping 45-year-old Iris Shieferstein from using all sorts of dead animal parts to build unique shoes. She agrees her creations are not exactly as comfortable as trainers, but she still wears them around the house. The designer says that her footwear is mostly meant for ‘aesthetic pleasure’. The animal shoes have been displays at exhibitions around the world and Dolce & Gabanna have even created a range based on her designs. But so far, no company has had the courage to make them for the general public.
Some of Iris’s notable collections include a pair made from a chestnut steed with no heels so the person wearing them wants to balance on their toes, another pair made from cream horse fur with bone used for the heel and a zip up front, and also the stuffed dove shoes – in which the wearer needs to slide their toes between the bird’s legs. While some might find this really weird, Iris is beautiful excited about her footwear creations. “When I’ve got the dove shoes on that are made from real birds, I feel like I’m flying,” she says.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Artist disappear in the Background of Her working

Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes uses a mix of make-up, paint and costumes to build herself disappear in her own paintings. Like the real-life invisible man, Liu Bolin, she is a head of blending-in the background.

Paredes explains her method as a way of making herself part of the landscape in a quest of belonging”. “The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to alter in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin,” the artist explains. With the assist of her assistants, she applies make-up and body paint, and sometimes slips into special suits to make herself a topic of her own artworks. Unlike human chameleons like Liu Bolin, Cecilia Paredes sometimes likes to let her presence get notice by the viewer, by leaving her hair stand out and let them see the whites of her eyes, like in the artwork below.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Designer creates fashionable dress from ford car parts

The unique ‘car dress’ was planned by Judy Clark, who is a nominee for Scottish designer of the year and has also worked with Alexander McQueen. She accepted the challenge to make the costume using Ford car parts within 1 week. The materials she worked with include a variety of parts from a Ford Focus, along with Chiffon, Silk, and Tweed, Lace, Leather and Spray paint.
She describes in detail how she used every part to create the entire dress. Clark calls the back of the dress the ‘engine’, comprising of the smaller components stitch into a crinoline type bustle. She constructs a biker jacket with the car’s seat covers, along with some tweed and spray paint. Layers of silk chiffon were died the color of diesel and make used for the skirt. Her main aspire was to create a dress that captured the contrast between soft feminine layers and industrial car mechanics. Clark took motivation for the dress from the Edwardian period.

Monday, November 7, 2011

7-Year-Old Girl Forced Dance in Inappropriate dress to Support Her Family

Huang Doudou, a primary school student from Urumqi, China, has in recent times caused controversy in Chinese media, after her shocking story became viral. The 7-year-old lives with her parents in room just 12-square-meters in size. Her mother has a crippled left leg and tries to support the family by peddling in the streets and babysitting, while her father, who suffer from a serious stomach condition, can only do light jobs. They hardly managed to make ends meet every month, so young Huang Doudou stepped in and decided to use her dance skills to contribute to the family budget and pay for her dance tuition.
During the day, Huang Doudou looks like a normal 7-year-old girl, but seeing her perform at her night job, wearing extreme makeup and dressed inappropriately, you would think she was twice her age.
Asked what her biggest wish was, Doudou answered she always want to go to the cinema. Her mother had won a ticket in a text messaging contest, but by the time they manage to get to the cinema, they said their tickets were expires…
Huang Doudou’s story made headlines because of her young age, but there are thousands of Chinese children required to do all kinds of inappropriate things for their age, in order to help their family survive.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Wonderful Masterpiece of a British Artist on Swan Feathers

Ian Davey an artist who has found a normal and maintainable canvas to paint his masterpieces on – swan feathers. Right now his light mechanism sells for thousands of dollars.

Every individual piece of art can take up to a week to complete, but Ian Davey’s feather paintings in fact something extraordinary to look at.

Ian Davey who is 46 years old has been put in a converted farmhouse in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. He paints on swan feathers which are collected from a close by swannery. He uses only those feathers that naturally drop on the ground during the birds’ annual flaking period. He starts the artistic process by cleaning and individually straightening them with tweezers and constantly depicts a sketch of what he means to paint on the feather, since he only has a one-foot-long, three-inches-wide print to work with so he has to know accurately what goes where. He applies a basic coverage and works with a particular acrylic paint that guards the feather. To secure the most detailed parts, this unique artist uses an expert 000-size brush.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Discover the benefits of online ticket booking

Transportation is imperative since it enables trade between people's, which in turn establishes development. Bus travel is one of the most widespread and suitable means of transportation in a few growing nations like India. People who can’t afford to travel by air and train opt for bus services in travelling.
Travelling has become a part of life and it’s a routine affair for business people either for urgent meeting, industrial trips or the passion to visit new places. With the advent in technology booking your bus tickets online has become popular and acts as a time-saving element.
Motive for traveling consist of recreation, tourism or vacationing, research travel, volunteer travel for charity, religious pilgrimages and business travel.
With the help of internet and cyber space a person can book tickets online which is a great way to save money and time. Online ticket booking for deluxe bus services from anywhere like BUS DC TO NYC is very easy. The whole process is just a few buttons click away and people consider it to be beneficial than going to the travel agency and booking the ticket.
Vanished are the days once you had to visit bus ticket counters, stand in long queues waiting for your turn to buy bus tickets. No matter where you are, you just need an internet connection to get your tickets.
Difference in needs: Tourists and business travelers have different needs. Nevertheless, the business traveler is further likely to need Wi-Fi access, which is offered when traveled in a deluxe bus.
A luxury bus offers many benefits and it includes free Wi-Fi, upscale buses, power outlets, clean bathrooms and on time reaches is what liked most by the business people who travels often.
In case of a business trip from NY to DC or any places, it is very essential to get Wi-Fi access as business people get immediate updates related to their business which acts as an essential element in their business role.
Frequent traveler gets great discounts and thus travelling becomes more pleasurable.
 Conferences, industrial visits, meetings and many more these terms generates with the entrepreneurs that is with the business people who often travels to get updates or to attend any important official meetings in that case reaching on time is an essential factor.
Another important advantage in booking tickets for deluxe bus services online is that you can cancel when you feel that, suppose you have bought a ticket a few days earlier than and now suddenly find out that you cannot make the bus travel due to certain inevitable state of affairs. In this instance, you can easily cancel your ticket online and be at ease without walking to the counter every time.
Due to the discounts and various deals offered by the travel agencies people are travelling a lot and for the comfort provided during travelling, pleasure and lots of services.
Buying online tickets helps you to know about the various deals provided by the travel agencies and you can take hold of the deal of your choice and take pleasure in bus travelling at an affordable fare.
Journey and alter of place impart fresh drive to the mind.