Turtle Journey, the critical sea turtle situation

Turtle Journey, the critical sea turtle situation

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

It’s called Turtle Journey: the crisis in our oceans, the Greenpeace UK campaign created in collaboration with Aardman Animations, the animation studio that produces cartoons such as Wallace & Gormits and Chicken Run

In the animated short we follow a family of turtles driving home after a dinner with friends. At first everything seems quiet, it seems like a classic road trip with the little ones in the back fighting and the mother trying to distract them with a game to play together. But then the situation changes, the ground begins to shake and in the distance a drill breaks the seabed, from which oil starts spilling. 

Once they get home it seems like the worst is over, but instead… 

Below the Turtle Journey video published on Greenpeace UK’s YouTube channel, you can follow the link that allows you to sign a petition that aims to create a network of safe sites to protect sea turtles that, more than any other species, risk extinction. 

Several actors have participated in this project and have lent their voices to characters such as Oscar winners Olivia Coleman and Helen Mirren, David Harbour aka Jim Hopper from Stranger Things, alongside Bella Ramsey or Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones, Jim Carter or the butler Carson from Downton Abbey and the comedian Ahir Shah.

Watch Turtle Journey: the crisis in our oceans down here! 

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@milkformycoconut, digital art and master of oil painting

@milkformycoconut, digital art and master of oil painting

Collater.al Contributors · 4 weeks ago · Art

@milkformycoconut is the name of the Ig account of Mateja Petkovic, pioneer of digital art and master of oil painting on canvas. Originally from Serbia, he now lives and works in Munich, a city from which all his works come to life and emigrate online to all parts of the world. 

Digital art, born in the 50s, is now extremely widespread among many artists thanks to the progress of technologies that immediately recreate more complex painting techniques.

Also for this reason Coconut, although he continues to make oil paintings, over the years has defined his style with extremely distinctive and unique features.

The color has an evocative and emotional value for him, extremely important because thanks to tonalism technique, he’s alble to obtain effects of light, shadows, depth and give his works an extremely subversive tone.

He deals openly with issues related to sexuality and almost to the limit of pornography, others also deal with extremely topical issues such as drug addiction and abuse. In each of his works we find the most degraded aspect of everyday life but he reserves for his subjects sweetness and innocence, expressed almost exclusively in the portraits.

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Levenslicht, the monument to remember Holocaust  victims

Levenslicht, the monument to remember Holocaust victims

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Art

104,000 luminescent stones to remember 104,000 victims. This is the idea behind Levenslicht, the latest installation designed and realized by studio Roosegaarde, a real monument in memory of the victims of the Holocaust in Holland. 

Made visible to the public only a few days ago in Rotterdam, Levenslicht’s presentation falls in the year of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and with it the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, a symbol of the holocaust, anti-Semitism, and deprivation of freedom. 

In Holland, there were, in fact, 104 thousand people, including Jews, Roma, and Sinti, who were deported and lost their lives in a concentration camp and to pay homage to each of them, the creatives of the Roosegaarde studio thought of a work composed of as many stones made in a laboratory with fluorescent pigments that are illuminated by ultraviolet light. Every few seconds, therefore, the stones radiate a strong blue light and then turn off a few moments later, thus continuing indefinitely, both day and night. 

The choice to use stones comes from the Jewish tradition of placing a stone on the toma of the deceased and not the classic flowers. 

Levenslicht will remain in Rotterdam until January 22nd, after which it will be moved to 170 municipalities in the Netherlands. 

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Jasmin Meier and her psychedelic illustrations

Jasmin Meier and her psychedelic illustrations

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Art

Jasmin Meier, also known as Harley and J, is an Australian illustrator who lives in Byron Bay, a seaside town overlooking the Coral Sea. Here Jasmin spends her days creating illustrations that seem to have come out of the 60s and 70s, with subjects that bring to mind the period when the so-called “children of flowers” revolutionized the thinking of an entire era and whose ideals were perfectly suited to a precise aesthetic and look. Thus, Jasmin Meier’s works are dotted with naked girls immersed in floral and eclectic universes, with a stylistic choice inspired by Art Nouveau, from artists such as Alan Forbes, Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, and many others. 

Jasmin Meier has managed to transform a passion transmitted to her by her mother, also an illustrator and painter, into her work. In fact, today, in addition to personal projects, Harley and J produces many posters, especially concert posters, characterized by the classic colored and bold writing of the posters of the ’60s. 

Discover a selection of her works below and to find out more go to Harley and J’s website and Instagram profile

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Anne-Christine Roda’s hyper-realistic portraits

Anne-Christine Roda’s hyper-realistic portraits

Buddy · 4 weeks ago · Art

Those of Anne-Christine Roda are not only perfect reproductions of female faces and bodies. That doesn’t seem to be what interests you. Rather, her meticulous care seems to want to give us back an image of humanity, vital and melancholic.

Her work seems to go in a completely different direction from the hyperrealism of the 70s derived from pop art, from the cancellation of subjectivity. What transpires is in fact a precise individuality, intimate nudity. Each brushstroke seems to want to prolong the frozen instant, making us savor every nuance, every little expression of its subjects.

The accuracy of the details of each of her works becomes a celebration of uniqueness, an emotional tribute to imperfection.

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