Bruno Walpoth, A Real-Life Geppetto

Italian sculptor and artist Bruno Walpoth has a knack for wood against which few can compete. His flawlessly carved creations of the human form are as realistic as they are striking—so much so that from a distance, it is nearly impossible to tell that his figures are not living, breathing beings. Like the tales of Pinocchio and his creator Geppetto, Walpoth’s sculptures certainly seem like they could spring to life at any moment and slip into our world.

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Intricate Typewriter Portraits Encapsulate The Energy Of Famous Writers

In the day preceding tablet PCs and smartphones, we relied on typewriters to render documents readable and formal. Known for their unforgiving nature and uncanny ability to run out of ink at the worst times, it’s a bit odd that typewriters have become an object of romantic nostalgia as of late. Channeling that sentiment—as well as showcasing the typewriter’s versatility and usefulness—artist Alvaro Franca fashions intricate likenesses of famous writers using nothing but a typewriter. These portraits comprise part of an ongoing project, and Franca has plans on putting out at least five more to complete the series.

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Artist Makes Stunning Paintings With…Fire

While fire is most often associated with destruction, artist Steve Spazuk reveals that it also has the capacity to be incredibly productive.

Salvador Dali’s Mind-Bending Interpretation Of “Alice In Wonderland”

Since at least the 1960s, Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland” has become something of an institution within hallucinogenic drug culture. From Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” waxing to The Matrix‘s pill-propelled trips to “Wonderland”, the book’s association with drugs–no matter how loosely rooted in reality–is unlikely to disappear any time soon. With that in mind, it of course makes sense that surrealist artist Salvador Dali, the man who boldly declared that he was drugs, would have provided his own illustrated interpretation of Alice and her trippy friends in 1969.

This collection of heliogravures (a fancy process where the artist etches figures onto a special gel-covered copper plate already exposed to film positives) eventually became one of Dalí’s most prized suites of all time. Blending the timeless whimsy of the children’s tale with the technicolor dreams of the 1960s, it’s easy to see why.

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Dali Alice In Wonderland Rabbithole

Down the Rabbit Hole Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Caucus

A Caucus Race and a Long Tale Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Caterpillar

Advice From a Caterpillar Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Pig

Pig and Pepper Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Frontispiece

Frontispiece Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Little Ill

The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Lobster Quadrille

The Lobster's Quadrille Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Mock Turtle

The Mock Turtle's Story Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Pool Tears

The Pool of Tears Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Queen Croquet

The Queen's Croquet Ground Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Who Stole Tarts

Who Stole the Tarts? Source: Brain Pickings

Dali Alice In Wonderland Evidence

Alice's Evidence Source: Brain Pickings

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