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13 Hyper-Realistic Sculptures That Are So Life-Like You’ll Swear They’re Real

When you can hardly tell the difference between a living model and a sculpture, you know that the artist has taken hyperralism to a higher level!

Have you ever seen a sculpture so lifelike that you were convinced they’d suddenly move while you’re staring? If not, then you definitely need to see the works of this insanely talented artist whose eye for detail is astounding!

Carole A. Feuerman is renowned for her hyperrealistic sculptures of people. And she does this with life casts. Carole explains, “I was with a friend who was a professional sculptor. He showed me how to do a life cast. I enjoyed it so much that I started making these pieces.”

Carole starts each piece by making casts of her models. The model must hold his or her pose for a while as the plaster sets and dries against the crevices of the model’s body. The plaster is then removed using chisels (very intimidating, but not as painful as it seems). She then uses resin, bronze, and paint to give the sculptures their lifelike coloring. Her formula is painstakingly combined to make each surface appear as matte or as glossy as needed. And this process definitely pays off!

She then finishes off her work with some more details like adding water droplets to the skin, adding eyelashes, and a little bit of tint to the cheeks for that truly sun-kissed glow.

Just look at some of her amazing artworks based on female swimmers. In pictures, you can barely tell which is the model and which is the sculpture!

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Ever Wondered What All That Graffiti Says? This Guy Has Finally Translated It For Us!

Whether you think they’re eyesores or works of art, you can’t help but be curious about what they actually mean.

Graffiti in the city is as ubiquitous as cats in a crazy cat lady's house. Whether it's spray paint, sharpies, or even etchings on paint, graffiti is all over the place! The only problem with this is that while we know it's there, we hardly ever know what these squiggles mean. Sometimes we can decipher an "s" or a "p" if we're imaginative enough. And while some of these might not make sense to most of us who aren't in on the whole "tagging" lingo, there are still those who are pretty curious. Luckily, we have this guy.

Mathieu Tremblin is a French artist who began working with site-specific urban inventions, graffiti culture, and branding used in publications, installations, photography, and video. He was inspired by the anonymous, autonomous, and spontaneous practices and expressions in the urban landscape, and this prompted him to act as a sort of "translator" for us who are mildly curious about the scribbles on the walls.

Here are some of his enlightening, if not mildly hilarious translations. You might notice that without the typical "graffiti" font, people are basically just writing random words and maybe street names. Who knew?

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20 of The Coolest Wedding Invitations Ever

Some awesome ideas in case you’re getting married soon!

I once heard a soon-to-be-married woman tell me that she and her partner are not planning on spending big on their wedding invitations because people “just throw them away anyway.”

While it is a good idea to save on wedding expenses, I disagree that invitations should be treated as an afterthought. Besides, invitations set the tone of what people can expect on your life’s biggest event. Sure, their main purpose is to inform everyone about the date and venue of your wedding but if done right, it can also help build excitement and anticipation among your guests.

Case in point, the wedding invitations you will see below are definitely not the crappy ones that will go “straight to the trash can,” as my friend tells me. In fact, you will likely keep them and display them – or even eat them, in some cases.

Check out this collection of creative wedding invitations and prepare to be blown away by their sheer awesomeness:...

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You Can Now Pay To Sleep For A Night In Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles!

Would you like to experience sleeping in Vincent van Gogh’s ‘bedroom?’

If you've ever wanted to be able to sleep in an 'artsy' room, then this place just might be what you are looking for - because what could be more artsy than being in Van Gogh's painting?

The Art Institute of Chicago has recreated a full-size version of the famous Vincent van Gogh painting, Bedroom in Arles, one of the artist's best known paintings and one of his personal favorites.

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The room is the exact replica of Van Gogh's painting, as demonstrated by the striking colors and unique perspective of the towel hanging on a hook,the clothes and hat by the bed, and the jugs on the side table. It even has the same wooden floor in colors like the ones in the painting. ...

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