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Rooted in Chicago?s Culture, Technicolor Paintings by Artist Max Sansing Explore Revelation

   20 Aug 00:00:07  |  ThisIsColossal

Through a series of brightly hued paintings titled Lost & Found, Max Sansing examines the human desire for happiness and peace through a distinct sense of place. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, the artist is known for vibrant murals, which you can explore on Instagram, and smaller-scale artworks (shown here) that are rooted in the culture that’s unique to the city.
Each of Sansing’s paintings focus on a single subject who is overlayed with a thick brushstroke or whispy feather. More

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In a Celebratory Series, Photographer Toby Coulson Documents the Eccentric Fashions of Designer Oumou Sy

   20 Aug 00:00:07  |  ThisIsColossal

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Copper Animal Sculptures by Artist Wang Ruilin Are Embedded with Nature?s Sublime Elements

   19 Aug 00:00:16  |  ThisIsColossal

Artist Wang Ruilin (previously) visualizes nature’s interconnectivity by literally imprinting a rocky terrain or ice cap onto the bodies of wild animals. His recent copper-and-paint sculptures include a panda with a black back stripe and limbs that are covered in a mountainous ridge and a white blanket of clouds. Similarly, the waters of the Arctic Circle wrap around a polar bear’s lower back and hind legs, contrasting its otherwise smooth fur. More

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We?re Still Here?Colossal Turns 10!

   19 Aug 00:00:16  |  ThisIsColossal

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Chromatic Black Crows by Artist Kerry James Marshall Consider the Precarity of Race in America

   18 Aug 00:00:15  |  ThisIsColossal

Two new paintings by Kerry James Marshall feature a central crow that looms over a botanical backdrop. One or two birdhouses, which have entrances that are too small for the blackbirds to fit through, are perched on the leafy branches along with more petite species. Part of an ongoing series, the acrylic paintings are based on John James Audubon’s Birds of America, an archetypal text cataloging 435 life-size watercolors of avian creatures. More

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Ride Through a German Village on ?The Flying Train? in Incredibly Clear Footage from 1902

   18 Aug 00:00:15  |  ThisIsColossal

Shot in 1902, “The Flying Train” takes viewers on an uncommonly crisp journey aboard a suspended railcar. Throughout the two-minute video, riders see Wuppertal residents walking across pedestrian bridges and down dirt roadways more than a century ago. The city is known still today for its schwebebahn, which is a style of hanging railway that’s unique to Germany.
MoMA recently pulled the black-and-white footage from its vault and said that curators originally believed it was shot with 70-millimeter film rather than 68. More

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A Disorienting Short Film by Lydia Cambron Recreates ?2001: A Space Odyssey? in Quarantine

   17 Aug 00:00:10  |  ThisIsColossal

Eerie, hypnotic, and faithfully depicting the dismal reality that is 2020, a new short film by Lydia Cambron envisions her recent quarantine experience under the frame of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 2020: An Isolation Odyssey, the New York City-based designer recreates the 1968 version’s iconic ending as a way to “(poke) fun at the navel-gazing saga of life alone and indoors,” she writes in a statement. More

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An Astronaut and Photographer Collaboratively Document the Vast International Space Station in a New Book

   17 Aug 00:00:10  |  ThisIsColossal

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AnonyMouse Wedges Miniature Shops and Restaurants Built For Mice into Busy City Streets

   16 Aug 00:00:15  |  ThisIsColossal

In cities across Sweden, France, and the Isle of Man lies a parallel universe fit only for a mouse. Miniature restaurants, record shops, and apothecaries squeeze into ground-level windows on the street next to their human-sized equivalents. The adorable universe is a project from a collective aptly named AnonyMouse, which started crafting the charming scenes in the spring of 2016.
Suggesting that the mice have a symbiotic relationship with the pedestrians on the street, the team repurposes items people throw away, turning a champagne topper into a stool or a matchbox into a table. More

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Delft-Style Weaponry by Artist Helena Hauss Contrasts Fragility with Strength and Destruction

   16 Aug 00:00:15  |  ThisIsColossal

Paris-based artist Helena Hauss juxtaposes the domestic feminity synonymous with delft-style porcelain and the brute force of barbed weaponry. Her sculptural series, titled Hell Hath no Fury, is composed of an axe, grenade, spiked bat, and morning star, each of which is ornamented with floral motifs.
Hauss shares with Colossal that she hopes to disrupt notions that women are the “weaker sex” and opts instead for a message of empowerment. More

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