This “Darwin Menagerie” Highlights The Beauty In Death

Darwin Menagerie Window View

The creative minds behind Darwin, Sinke & Van Tongeren of Fine Taxidermy recently held an exhibition of their work at Jamb Antiques Emporium during Lond’s Frieze art fair. The taxidermic art they put on display was immediately lauded for its vibrancy and truly lifelike appearance.

What makes the works of Sinke and Van Tongeren different from any other taxidermy you may have seen in the past? “Traditional taxidermy,” as Van Tongeren says, “seems a poor attempt to preserve this kind of beauty. We want our animals to look alive, alert and bright with color”. Sinke adds that “We cherish the patience, perseverance and craftsmanship of past times. Our Fine Taxidermy is as valid a piece of art as painting, sculpture or contemporary installation. It is our hope and intention that these works will be recognized for the skill, dedication and dramatic effect for which we continually strive”.

Darwin Menagerie Toucan

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Giuseppe Randazzo Blends Art & Technology With Ease

Thinking about how many hours it would take you to even come close to assembling the artwork above? For Italian artist Giuseppe Randazzo, 3D printing made it all worlds easier. In a totally unique exploration of art, science, technology, coding, architecture and nature, Randazzo created these fun stone patterns using computer programming and three-dimensional printing techniques. Let’s just say he’s at the forefront of utilizing technology to create some seriously intriguing art.

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Kinetic Machine Theater: Sleepless In Glasgow

Glasgow

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Created by Russian artist Eduard Bersudsky and director Tatyana Jakovskaya, the Sharmanka Kinetic Theater is likely one of the most ominous and haunting places in Scotland. Part tinker-toy, part horror, and full of artistically sculpted kinetic machines (most constructed by Bersudsky himself), the theater is rich in world history and Russian lore.

A perfect description exists as the header of the theater’s website, describing the museum’s contents as “Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform(ing) an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death.”

Kinetic Machine Theater Master Margarita

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