31 posts tagged France
31 posts tagged France
For a spellbinding series of photos entitled Géométrie de l’impossible (Impossible Geometry), 21-year-old French photographer Fanette Guilloud created site-specific anamorphic paintings in locations in Toulouse, Bordeaux and the French Alps near Lyon. Bold 3D geometric shapes appear to emerge from dilapidated walls and hang in mid-air.
"Guilloud employed a method of anamorphic projection similar to the work of Felice Varini [previously featured here] to create the illusion of a painting superimposed on an image, when in fact there is no digital trickery whatsoever. The image is actually painted on numerous surfaces at varying depths and only appears like what you see here from a particular vantage point.”
Dilapidated spaces were transformed into dreamlike scenes containing giant anamorphic picture frames. With people posing in front of them, the frames appear to be enormous portals into vibrantly painted or wallpapered rooms - a juxtaposition that makes the viewer fee as though they’ve just stepped into Alice’s Wonderland.
"The artists completed this project as part of a campaign for the National Dramatic Center of St Etienne, choosing locations that they refer to as "forgotten parts of the city." Working with the people of Etienne who volunteered to pose for their pictures, the pair managed to accumulate a collection of whimsical portraits in the otherwise dead spaces."
Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich (previously featured here) created this awesome large-scale art installation as part of the 2012 Journey to Nantes art festival in Nantes, Frances. Entitled Monte-Meuble, l’Ultime Déménagement (Monte Furniture, Ultimate Moving), the surreal outdoor installation depicts a mundane scene taking place in seemingly impossible circumstances. A section of the facade of a building is impossibly suspended high in the air while an electric ladder leans against it, paused in the middle of moving pieces of furniture from the open window down to the ground.
Photos by Martin Argyroglo
This awesome chrome Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton was created by French artist Philippe Pasqua and installed overlooking the river Seine in Paris, France. The life-size sculpture is made from 350 molded bones and measures 21 feet long by 12 feet tall. He’s a wonderful and ferocious sight.
Photos by Anthony Gelot
Requiring over 30,000 folded components, the artist relied on help from school children and people living in nearby “leisure centers” to help complete all of the pieces in time for installation. Hundreds of additional volunteers were on-hand to help cover a stairwell leading to Montée St-Maurice which was completed on May 31st.
It’s time for another dose of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork: Swiss artist Felice Varini uses projectors and stencils to create amazing large scale geometric art installations inside rooms and on exterior spaces. These photos show you his latest anamorphic creation at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. In addition to their impressive scale, what’s truly awesome about these pieces is that they only appear proportional when seen from a specific viewpoint. When viewed from any other spot, the piece breaks down into its component parts.
Follow Felice Varini on Facebook to learn about his other projects.
Here’s an awesome sight that’s as likely to be someone’s dream come true as someone else’s worst nightmare. You’re looking at just over 4 continuous miles of sausage. Three French butchers located in in Ganges, France recently beat the European record for making the longest sausage. It measures 6km and 772m or 4.2 miles. Yep, that’s a whole lot of sausage.
And now, the next time someone asks you to name Europe’s longest sausage, you’ll have the answer.
Photo by Alain Robert