An abandoned church in Llanera, Asturias was recently converted into a skate park and canvased by artist Okuda San Miguel. With the help of an online fundraising push and support from Red Bull, a collective lead by the “Church Brigade’ salvaged and transformed the space into one of the coolest spots to skate we’ve seen.
The church was originally designed by Manuel del Busto in 1912. Watch Okuda discuss the project and it’s inspirations below.
Dads are always ready to protect us from anything, whether it’s the bullies at school or the monsters under our beds.
If everyone in the paintings has enormous asses, then it’s Rubens.
15 years old (1896)
As gluten free options are on the rise in trendy circles, someone had the bright idea to go back into classical art and make it gluten free, too. So if you have a gluten intolerance or just hate wheat, the Gluten Free Museum Tumblr is everything you’re craving!
You’ll find everything from Andy Warhol to Pieter Brueghel to Edouard Manet to Ridley Scott, all de-wheatafied accordingly. Some gluten free versions are hardly different while others just don’t make sense with the wheat removed.
For his series "The Daily Lives of Gods," Alexey Kondakov juxtaposes the modern and oft bleak streets of Kiev, Ukraine, with classic Renaissance paintings. The idea came to the Ukrainian art director when he discovered the 17th century Caesar van Everdingen painting "Nymphs Offering the Young Bacchus Wine," while surfing the web.
"Suddenly, understanding that the heroes of masterpieces spent their time just like we do," he says of his manipulated mobile phone image series, which has garnered international attention. "I decided to make a mashup with modern urban landscapes."
Suraj Sirohi’s opened up her Instagram account to anyone – anyone who wants their photo improved by her quirky doodles! She uses her mobile phone and an app called Sketchbook, and just doodles whatever she thinks fits the scene.It’s an incredible use of a brilliant imagination, and you shouldn’t be missing a single creation. Follow her on Instagram here
Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie merges verdant landscapes and photographs of animals to creates subtle double exposure portraits. Snowy mountain peaks and thick forests become the shaggy fur of wolves and foxes, and even the northern lights appear through the silhouette of a polar bear. Lie is undoubtedly influenced by his surroundings in Bergen, Norway, a coastal city surrounded by seven mountains.