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Trapped in Wood: Haunting Sculptures Carved by Tung Ming-Chin

Tung Ming-Chin is an incredible artist from Changhua, Taiwan that is best known for his sculptures of objects and figures that appear to be trapped in wood. Tung received his BFA and MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts and he was won numerous awards for his woodcarvings and sculptures as well as had his work featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions all across Taiwan. Below you will find a selection his works and you can see many more at the Taiwan Contemporary Art Archive.…

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A Street Photograph From Every Year Since Its Inception (1838-2019)

In 1838 or 1839 the first photograph of figures in the street was recorded by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in one of a pair of daguerreotype views taken from his studio window of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris. And with it, street photography was born. In this fascinating compilation by Guy Jones, we see a street photograph for every year since it’s ‘birth’ from 1838-2019. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/street-photograph-for-every-year-since-inception-in-1838/

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Banksy Crashes the Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is recognized as one of the most prestigious art shows in the world. “For some reason I’ve never been invited,” Banksy laments, as he decided this year to set up his own stall anyway, at the famous Piazza San Marco. “Venice in Oi” is an original work by Banksy that features Venice’s famous Gondolas dwarfed by a giant cruise ship. The painting spans over 9 framed canvasses and the video posted on Instagram (embedded below) includes a perfect cut to an actual cruise ship looming behind. View…

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Wintergatans Ambitiously Awesome Musical Marble Machine Continues to Evolve

Wintergatan (featured previously) has just completed the conveyor belt for their continually evolving musical masterpiece, Marble Machine X. The handmade music box powers a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and more using a hand crank and thousands of marbles. Words don’t do Marble Machine X justice, it’s something you just have to watch. If you’re interested in learning about the build process and seeing the project come to fruition, be sure to follow their channel on YouTube for weekly updates! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/wintergatan-musical-marble-machine-continues-to-evolve/

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Mona Lisa Breaks the Internet (A Social Media Short Film)

Over 6 million people visit the Mona Lisa at the Louvre each year. Many share their visit on social media. Mona Lisa Selfie is a short film by Daniel McKee, and was made using images found on Instagram. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/mona-lisa-breaks-the-internet/

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Heres King Kong Atop the Empire State Building Made Entirely of Chocolate

A new chocolate sculpture by Amaury Guichon and Christophe Morel shows a giant King Kong atop the Empire State Building. Everything is made of chocolate so you know this is sweet! 😛 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/chocolate-king-kong-on-empire-state-building-by-amaury-guichon-and-christophe-morel/

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A Spellbinding Ocean Exploration With an Underwater Wheelchair

In this dreamlike sequence, artist and activist Sue Austin explores a coral reef in the world’s first underwater wheelchair. Austin lost her mobility after an extended illness in the mid-90s. Through ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ Sue aims to use the surprising juxtaposition of an NHS wheelchair in an underwater environment to transform preconceptions, create positive empowering images and inspire people. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/wheelchair-scuba-diving-sue-austin/

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9 Photography Tricks Advertisers Use to Make Food Look More Delicious

Photographing food in a studio creates unique challenges. The bright studio lights and lengthy setup times for the perfect shot means food sits around longer than usual. That’s why many commercial photo shoots include ‘food stylists’ that use tricks and hacks to make the food last longer (e.g., not melt) and appear even more delicious than real life. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/photography-tricks-advertisers-use-to-make-food-look-delicious/

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Jigsaw Puzzle Mashups by Tim Klein (9 Photos)

Tim Klein is an American artist based in Vancouver, Washington who enjoys creating ‘puzzle montages’, a fun and obscure art form that uses pieces from various jigsaw puzzles to create new and quirky mashups. Klein says he was inspired by the work of art professor Mel Andringa, whom he credits as the pioneer. He says he first read about his work in a magazine article from 1988. Klein adds: Jigsaw puzzle companies tend to use the same cut patterns for multiple puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable. As a result,…

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Timelapse Shows How Badly Damaged Photos Get Digitally Restored

In this photo restoration timelapse by Kaitlyn Rae we see how a badly damaged photo can be digitally restored to its original glory. Using Adobe Photoshop, Rae is able to digitally restore, retouch, and manipulate images in incredibly convincing fashion. For more, check out her website as well as her Twitter and Facebook page. If the video above doesn’t work, try the embedded tweet below. https://t.co/GYoBdMsSRV retweet this, and I’ll be forever thankful <3 pic.twitter.com/CZzeBmcr3t — Katy Rae (@bbykaty) September 23, 2018 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/timelapse-shows-how-badly-damaged-photos-get-digitally-restored/

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