Mythology and alchemy in MonkeyBird’s murals

Mythology and alchemy in MonkeyBird’s murals

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Art

The duo of anonymous artists MonkeyBird creates large murales that take up the visual stylistic tradition associated with the world of mythology and alchemy.

The two Bordeaux-based artists live traveling around the world and working both externally and internally; they will soon be in Moscow until October 11 for a new project. Members of MonkeyBird have stated that their training in graphic design and industrial design has played a decisive role in shaping their imagery.

MonkeyBird’s style is made up of recurring elements such as the articulated black and white drawings of mythological animal-creatures, enriched with gold chloride, a hue that immediately makes one think of the graphics of ancient sacred texts. Most of the duo’s works of art depict a humanoid monkey and a bird representing “the two faces of mankind: the monkey is realistic, and the bird is a dreamer,” as the 5Art Gallery in Paris reaffirmed.

Essential elements linked to a consolidated visual tradition such as classical architecture, timing devices, and scales add to the couple’s timeless appearance.

Follow MonkeyBird’s new projects on Instagram and buy a limited edition print here.

Mitologia ed alchimia nei murales di MonkeyBird | Collater.al
Mitologia ed alchimia nei murales di MonkeyBird | Collater.al
Mitologia ed alchimia nei murales di MonkeyBird | Collater.al
Mitologia ed alchimia nei murales di MonkeyBird | Collater.al
Mitologia ed alchimia nei murales di MonkeyBird | Collater.al
Mitologia ed alchimia nei murales di MonkeyBird | Collater.al
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Laura Kampman and her intimate self-portraits

Laura Kampman and her intimate self-portraits

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Laura Kampman is a young Dutch model, photographer and musician who, in addition to posing for some of the best-known magazines and working excellently in front of the lens, has shown that she can distinguish herself even staying behind the camera. 

Her passion for photography began at a very young age when she was about 13. Her practice and her work as a model taught her the rest: attention to light, shadows, perspective, other elements and composition. 

The work that most represents her double essence is the series of self-portraits. In these photographs Laura Kampman brilliantly manages to stand behind and in front of the camera opening the doors of her intimate moments and her true self. 

Laura plays with chiaroscuro, with her body and with the elements that surround her, like mirrors, interacting with them and suddenly you will feel as if you are next to her, in the empty rooms that serve as a background. 

Moreover, the use of analog with its grain that can only fascinate every time gives an even more sublime and intimate touch to the photographs.  

Below you can find a selection of photographs, but to discover all the works of Laura Kampman visit her website and follow her on Instagram

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Cinematography –  A Cure for Wellness

Cinematography – A Cure for Wellness

Giordana Bonanno · 3 hours ago · Photography

A fairy tale, thriller, horror, science fiction and action movie. A cure for Wellness is the most complex film Gore Verbinski has ever produced since The Ring and Pirates of the Caribbean, but certainly not the one he is remembered for.

Put this way it will seem strange the choice, but this time we decided to talk about the cinematographic aspect that certainly made the eyes of anyone who has already seen it enjoy it; it is here that Verbinski proved to be an “architectural” director giving us great perspectives and images that leave us breathless. Straight lines, geometric figures, shots without unnecessary smudges, in which the central vanishing point generates suspense, expectation and mystery.

It is told of a young and ambitious executive whose life is put to the test when, sent to retrieve the company director in a mysterious “wellness centre” in the Swiss Alps, he discovers a shocking secret about the “curative” spa treatments.

The scenes move along very long corridors that arouse the same feelings of curiosity, anxiety, uncertainty from which the protagonist is tormented; the result is an obsessive and labyrinthine work in which we are forced to get lost between flashbacks and digressions. All these rhetorical figures only confirm the moralistic message that the story wants to bring us closer to: the inconceivable monstrosity we are seeing is nothing but ourselves, a lazy and anaffective humanity, unable to take an interest in anything other than its own well-being.

With the help of excellent technical departments we enter a magical and disturbing atmosphere where the plot is narrated in an epic way and everything is shrouded in a shaded cloud of green and blue that detaches us even more from reality. The characters in Steve Gindler‘s photographs, known on Instagram under the name “Cvatik“, seem to have come out of Verbinski’s film: humans take on new features and live in a world different from ours.

Did you know: The building of the sanatorium is part of a former hospital complex. During WW1 many injured soldiers have been there, including Adolf Hitler.

Genre: Horror, fantasy
Director: Gore Verbinski
Director of photography: Bojan Bazelli
Writer: Justin Haythe
Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 hour ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @monia_marchionni, @isabelshooting, @odetteombra, @stupidfer, @saniko_photo, @elisamassara, @hic_appunti_mediterranei, @wonmin.9, @gioiadelprete, @albertoalicata.

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Lo simple

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Monochromatic -part 2- 🍊

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @_eleonoram_, @_gary0104, @marzialucca, @nio53, @carla_sutera_sardo, @emme.di.makoto, @marta.vultaggio, @marina_bocchetti, @giorgia_artino_photography, @augustinegirbalazparreen.

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On the cloud ☁️

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vision's of Laos

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