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Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte (7 pics)

From the series Tracing, 2015. Reworked second hand ceramics. O 24 cm Collection West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen (N) Trying to imagine the original state of these rough-edged antique plates is part of the intention behind these sculptures by Helskini-based artist Caroline Slotte ( previously ), whose artworks often involve aspects of memory and the physical reduction of objects while still retaining the original meaning.

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Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte (7 pics)

A Girl Encounters a Giant White Horse Frozen in Mid-Air Within the Venice Biennale’s Argentinian Pavilion (6 pics)

A girl is seen softly touching the nose of a giant, white horse frozen in mid-air within the Argentinian Pavilion of this year’s Venice Biennale , a large sculptural work by artist  Claudia Fontes .  The Horse Problem , and the Argentinian Pavilion, are located within the biennale’s Arsenal  building, the largest pre-industrial production center of the world.

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A Girl Encounters a Giant White Horse Frozen in Mid-Air Within the Venice Biennale’s Argentinian Pavilion (6 pics)

Smart Lego’s 50 States of America (48 pics)

Jeff Friesen may be an award-winning fine art photographer, but he also has a 7-year-old girl, and a small playful side. For his series 50 States of Lego , he represents funnily every state of the United States through a unique aspect of its culture, its geography or its history, by staging figurines very precisely, as in a real mini photo studio.

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Smart Lego’s 50 States of America (48 pics)

New Anonymous Portraits Liberated From Their Museum Frames by Julien de Casabianca (9 pics)

We are often inundated with images of famous artworks, pieces even the most disconnected art viewer can name on the spot. These portraits however make up a very small percentage of the work in museums worldwide, the majority of faces either nameless or not burned into memory—men, women, and children immortalized by brushstroke but forgotten by time. These anonymous faces are the ones that French artist  Julien de Casabianca ( previously ) is most drawn to, and has been “liberating” for the last few years by placing recreations of the unknown on urban street corners and abandoned buildings as a part of his  Outings Project ..

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New Anonymous Portraits Liberated From Their Museum Frames by Julien de Casabianca (9 pics)