Imitator of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Unknown), Landscape: A River among Mountains (Oil on poplar), circa 1600.
Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl, a married artist duo based in Vancouver, create beautiful flowing wall installations out of rocks, pebbles, and other decorative elements.
“I am passionate to give stone an articulated form. This involves finding the right stones – listening,” explains Kunert, who takes commissions through a website called Ancient Art Of Stone that he runs together with Zettl.
For those not planning major interior remodeling work any time soon, the couple also sells prints of smaller detailed and colorful work that they create specifically for this purpose. Due to their smaller size, these pieces can incorporate colorful stones and elements that just wouldn’t work in their larger installations. Take a look!
Street art on train tracks throughout Portugal
Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo (also known as Bordalo II) has created a series of street art over various train tracks throughout Portugal. The art has caught the eye of many, as it offers a bright contrast to the earthy tones of the railways. Visit Bordalo’swebsite or Facebook page to see more of his work.
Andy Dwyer: a living legend
Christian Fossier (France, 1943-2013)
Asakura Kouhei, View Of Camouflage, 2010
Yudy Sauw: Fascinating faces of bugs, bulging eyes to ants’ sensitive antennae
Insects may be small, but they have some of the most intricate faces in the animal kingdom.
Now a wildlife photographer has captured extreme close-ups of the creepy crawlies, revealing the complex compound eyes of flies, aggressive stance of ants and even water drops clinging onto one insect’s hairy face.
The striking images were shot by 33-year-old Yudy Sauw at his home studio in Tangerang, Indonesia.
His models included a soldier fly, red ant and a longhorn beetle, which he painstakingly watched to get the best shot.
While the creatures may not sound particularly exotic, they are interesting. Soldier flies mimic organ pipe mud dauber wasps and longhorn beetles make pests of themselves by boring into wood to damage trees and houses.
To take his photographs, Mr Sauw placed the insects between half an inch (2cm) and four inches (10cm) away from his camera.
He used specialist lighting and a macro lens on his camera to record the creatures’ portraits, before enhancing them on a computer.
Mr Sauw said: ‘I love macrography because I can see clearly what I cannot see with my normal eyes.
‘I can see the small world of insects, what they look like and what they do.’
Walter Elmer Schofield, Bridge to Village, ca.1925-30