We are beautiful

body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-14 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-12 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-11 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-10 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-9 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-8 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-7 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-6 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-5 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-4 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-3 body-image-issues-american-beauty-carey-fruth-2

It’s a scene etched in many a movie goers mind – actress Mena Suvari rolling around in a room full of rose petals in Kevin Spacey’s “American Beauty” dream.

Photographer Carey Fruth has made her own interpretation of this scene with her “American Beauty” image series.  In it, women of all shapes and sizes  which shows women of all shapes and sizes lying on a bed of flowers. Fruth wants to retake that quintessential male fantasy and use it to empower women of all colors, ages and sizes to be happy about their bodies:

“By stepping into a fantasy dream girl world and by letting go of that fear, they free themselves up to direct that energy they once wasted on telling themselves that they weren’t good enough to elsewhere in their life,” Fruth said. (via artfido)

We are going to put on a shirt

Spencer Tunick Power to the People (1) Spencer Tunick Power to the People (2) Spencer Tunick Power to the People (3) Spencer Tunick Power to the People (5)

Spencer Tunick – Power to the People / For 20 years now, New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick has been creating human art installations all over the world, calling together volunteers by the hundreds or thousands, asking them to remove their clothes, and photographing them in massive groups. His philosophy is that “individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape.” He aims to create an architecture of flesh, where the masses of human bodies blend with the landscape, or juxtapose with architecture. (Text via the atlantic)

We know what you are thinking

Fragmentation Of The bodyBy Giron Mathilde (2) Fragmentation Of The bodyBy Giron Mathilde (3) Fragmentation Of The bodyBy Giron Mathilde (4) Fragmentation Of The bodyBy Giron Mathilde (5) Fragmentation Of The bodyBy Giron Mathilde (1)

Beautiful and clever nude photo series ‘Fragmentation Of The Body’ by Giron Mathilde

We stretch

Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / _antony-gormley_sculpture_art (2) ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (3) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / _antony-gormley_sculpture_art (4) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / antony-gormley_sculpture_art (5) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (8) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (10) ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (11) Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007.

Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley /

Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.

Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).

Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007.

Antony Gormley was born in London in 1950. (text via whitecube.com)

/ for more great Art, Architecture, Design and Photography works, come follow us now on Facebook or visit us on Pinterest

We hold on

Amazing sculptures from the series 'Suspended & Gravity Works' (1984-2012),' Later Hermetic Pierced Works' (1988-1993) & 'Later Single Lead Bodycase Works' (1991-1995), by artist Antony Gormley Amazing sculptures from the series 'Suspended & Gravity Works' (1984-2012),' Later Hermetic Pierced Works' (1988-1993) & 'Later Single Lead Bodycase Works' (1991-1995), by artist Antony Gormley Amazing sculptures from the series 'Suspended & Gravity Works' (1984-2012),' Later Hermetic Pierced Works' (1988-1993) & 'Later Single Lead Bodycase Works' (1991-1995), by artist Antony Gormley Amazing sculptures from the series 'Suspended & Gravity Works' (1984-2012),' Later Hermetic Pierced Works' (1988-1993) & 'Later Single Lead Bodycase Works' (1991-1995), by artist Antony Gormley

Amazing sculptures from the series ‘Suspended & Gravity Works’ (1984-2012),’ Later Hermetic Pierced Works’ (1988-1993) & ‘Later Single Lead Bodycase Works’ (1991-1995), by artist Antony Gormley

/ for more great Art, Architecture, Design and Photography works, come follow us now on Facebook or visit us on Pinterest

We make cuts

The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his websiteKIECHLE - PAPER TORSO (9) The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his websiteKIECHLE - PAPER TORSO (7) The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his "archisculptures," where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website

The Paper Torso Project, by Austrian artist & architect Horst Kiechle. The Australian architect is most known for his “archisculptures,” where he takes paper and card to create intricate models and prototypes that are a cross between architecture and sculpture. His templates and assembly instructions are available for free download on his website

for more great Art, Architecture, Design and Photography works, come follow us now on Facebook or visit us on Pinterest

 

.

We have our hands full

body scripture tattoo text body paint air drawing letter symbols text hands skin indian ink hebrew letters skin cloth landscape texturebody scripture tattoo text body paint air drawing letter symbols text hands skin indian ink hebrew letters skin cloth landscape texture body scripture tattoo text body paint air drawing letter symbols text hands skin indian ink hebrew letters skin cloth landscape texture body scripture tattoo text body paint air drawing letter symbols text hands skin indian ink hebrew letters skin cloth landscape texture

“Body Scripture II”  – calligraphic body art. Israeli artist Ronit Bigal creates these black Indian ink calligraphies  composed of thousands of tiny Hebrew letters covering the skin of her models. Hereby the photographs together with the text appear almost like abstract landscapes or cloth covering the body.

.