Somewhere in northern Italy, people can walk on water –thanks to the art installation by artists Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon and Christo Yavashev.
Called “Floating Piers,” the bright yellow floating pathway is made from plastic tubes that measure a total of three kilometers and serve to connect two small islands of Lake Iseo. The concept was not new; in fact, it started 46 years ago. Christo and his now-deceased wife Jeanne-Claude were tasked to build a floating bridge on Rio dela Plata. Unfortunately, Jeanne-Claude died in 2008 from brain aneurysm. This, however, didn’t stop Christo from pursuing their dream.
“We chose this lake because of its marvelous location, the islands reach hundreds of meters above the sea and only 2,000 people live there,” Christo told CNN.
The “Floating Piers” is an art installation made from bright yellow-colored plastic tubes.
It was conceived by Christo Yavashev and his late wife Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon.
The art installation didn’t last long as it was open to the public only from June 18 to July 3. According to Christo, this form of art should encourage people to enjoy the time of leisure walking while surrounded by nature. That time, the art installation was open to everyone without charge.
This floating pathway encourages people to walk and enjoy nature around them.
“Like all of our projects, The Floating Piers were absolutely free and open to the public,” Christo said. “There were no tickets, no openings, no reservations and no owners. The Floating Piers were an extension of the street and belonged to everyone.”
This art installation offers a once in a lifetime experience for tourists.
The piece of art only offers a once in a lifetime experience for all tourists.
After the exhibit, all materials used will be recycled.
“Our works are nomadic, just like people. They appear somewhere for a short time and then they are gone forever.”
Artist Creates Amazing Paintings for Your Fingertips!
Want art that you can’t just see, but also feel? Andrew Myers creates astounding artworks that were made to be touched!
There's one thing in common among almost all exhibits all over the world - they expressly prohibit anyone from touching the artwork. They even put up barriers and signs that loudly proclaim, "Please don't touch the art!" In a way, it's such a shame because art is more than just a visual medium. The emotion artwork evokes can be brought out with more than just the sense of sight.
Andrew Myers has found a way around this connundrum. He is an artist who wishes to bring the sense of touch back into the whole art experience. Using cleverly arranged screws, oil paint, charcoal, bronze, cement, and other found objects, he creates various stunning tactile paintings.
Here are some of his artworks.
Can You Figure Out How These 3D Optical Illusions Work?
Do you love mind games? Challenge your brain by trying to figure out how these amazing 3D optical illusions work!
Optical illusions are lots of fun to look at. They trick and confuse the mind in a way that we find intriguing and entertaining. If you're a huge fan of illustrated optical illusions, you'll definitely love these 3D optical illusions!
At first glance, these sculptures seem like your typical flat illusions recreated in 3d form. Others look like everyday objects or attractions at a playground. But once you add other objects into the mix, you'll see that nothing behaves the way that it should!
Take note that none of these sculptures use magnets or invisible wires. The secret is all in the angle you're seeing the object. When seen from a certain perspective, these 3D illusion sculptures look absolutely normal, but once the camera pans around it, you'll see that they're strategically crafted!
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Make people do a double take whenever they see you with these mind-boggling makeup illusions! Here’s how to achieve these looks.
Some people say makeup is used to fool people into thinking you look better than you actually do. Others would say makeup simply enhances one's natural beauty. In the case of YouTube makeup guru Promise Phan, makeup is used to create amazing illusions that might literally make you think you're seeing double!
Promise Phan, makeup illusion expert.
Promise's trippy makeup look starts off with her regular makeup look. She then starts drawing eyebrows on her cheeks, followed by eyes complete with the same eye shadow, eye liner and lashes she has on her eyes. To draw in her second set of eyeballs, she uses a white eye shadow pencil, and some gel liner.
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