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Erik Johansson's Impossibly Amazing and Mind Boggling Scenes

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:48:00 +0000

This is the amazing work of Erik Johansson, a photographer and retoucher from Sweden who works out of Germany. Johansson's impossible scenes are full of fantasy and magical realism and they remind of the mind boggling work of Belgian photographer Christophe Gilbert who has been featured on LD before. Trippy stuff. [via][...]

Hilarious Condom Ad Banned in Australia for being too Sleazy

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:00:00 +0000

This condom commercial for Four Seasons Condoms was banned in Australia because it was deemed too sexy and sleazy; I've seen sleazier. I think the ad is cute, dumb and hilarious all wrapped into one! Lol. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="560">

Fernando Botero's Jovially Mischievous Large People After Diego Velazquez

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:56:00 +0000

Menina (After Velazquez), Fernando Botero (1978)Fernando Botero's usually genial subjects are comical, satirical and sardonic. And he has joined other contemporary artistic uber giants such as Picasso, Dali and Francis Bacon in paying tribute to the genius of Diego Velazquez. I find Botero's "fat" (to use the artist's own word) portrayals of some of the 17th century Spanish Master's most recognized and significant artwork involving royalty and court notables, jovially mischievous, vivacious and wildly entertaining. I think the work is Boterismo at it's very best! Las Meninas (detail)Las Meninas (detail)Las Meninas, Diego Velazquez (1656)Vallecas the Child (after Velázquez) - Fernando Botero (1959)Vallecas the Child (after Velázquez) - Fernando Botero (1971)Portrait of Francisco Lezcano or The "Niño de Vallecas (Vallecas the Child), Diego Velazquez (1643–1645)After Velazquez, Fernando Botero (1988)Infanta Margarita Teresa in silver dress, Diego Velazquez (1656) After Velazquez, Fernando Botero (2005)Infanta Margarita Teresa in blue dress,  Diego Velazquez (1659)Juan de Calabazas after Velazquez,  Fernando Botero (1975)Juan de Calabazas, (The Jester Calabasillas), Diego Velazquez (1637–1639)Sources: [via][via][via][...]

The Death (and Martyrdom) of Lady Gaga by Robert Wilson after Jacques-Louis David's 'The Death of Marat'

Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:24:00 +0000

Experimental theater director Robert Wilson's recreation of The Death of Marat with Lady Gaga as the tragic protagonist. The portrait of the pop mega star by Wilson is one of six to be displayed at the Louvre in Paris starting November 11th .

N’ayant pû me corrompre il m’ont assassiné (Unable to corrupt me, they murdered me) is written on the makeshift writing table of this particular copy of the painting (there are several copies in existence) and also on Wilson's depiction of messianic Gaga's own excellent martyrdom.

The Death of Marat is a famous painting by French Neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) of the French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat who was stabbed to death in his bathtub in 1793.


Shocking, "In Your Face" Street Graffiti Portraits to Fight Breast Cancer

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:12:00 +0000

Poignant, powerful, strong and shocking are some of the adjectives I'd use to describe the images for this breast cancer awareness campaign by Advertising Agency JWT from Brazil. ACCamargo Cancer Center: The anticancer paste up is an "in your face" message. It uses the medium of graffiti that is often universally employed as a means to express such phenomenon as sociopolitical discontent but is seldom re-purposed to raise awareness - in such vivid, impactful details - about a scourge that is affecting so many women all over the world. I had never seen graffiti utilized in this manner. I like it!


Realistic Paintings of an Aged Superhero - Andreas Englund's Engaging Portraits

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:08:00 +0000

Realistic images of old, fragile superheroes seem utterly counter-intuitive to those of us who find the existence of fictional, costumed - and youthful, out of this world strong - superheroes intuitive. Andreas Englund, who is a Swedish artist, has created a series of oil-based paintings portraying the life of an aging superhero that is funny, engaging and very emotive. src="//" width="560" height="321" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen> [via] and [via][...]

Amazingly Fantastic Animated GIF Images of Banksy's Work

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:56:00 +0000

Serbian artist ABVH has made it possible for us to appreciate Banksy's work in a whole new light by turning the British street artist's work into fantastic moving images. I have published several posts of GIF images as well as Banksy's creations on Lunatica previously, so it should come as no surprise if I declare my total admiration for this amazingly fantastic project! I know that this type of "guerrilla" art is not appreciated by everyone; in fact, there are many people out there who would argue that Banksy and other street artists like him are nothing but criminals and vandals. Point well taken. I can't expect everyone to share my likes and interests as that would make for a very boring world. And if we are to believe Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) who maintained that boredom is the root of all evil, then by all means people! Please take a couple of seconds of your time to let me know how you feel about Banksy and his choice of venues to exhibit his craft on the poll placed on the upper right hand side of the blog! I'm really, really curious to know how you feel. Poll results - 8 votes were cast. Six votes "love" Banksy (75%) and 2 "like" him (25%). Not as big a sample as I had hoped, but thank you very much to those who participated. Source: ABVH's Tumblr[...]

Tattoos of Songstress Divas - Miley, Madonna, Britney, Aguilera, Winehouse, Beyonce, Gaga, Joplin on other People's Skin

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:27:00 +0000

Miley CyruslinkSome folks idolize famous people so much that they will put permanent ink of the likeness of their idols on their body. I'm not exactly down with tats (too damn permanent!) although I have nothing against them per se. But I gotta hand it to these folks, really. Some of these creations are really well done and they demonstrate a lot of skills on the part of the tattoo artist; the first Madonna tat on this list, in my opinion, was superbly crafted. Other skin depictions are just hideous regardless. I mean, that Miley Cyrus cartoon tattoo is a bit funny but... seriously? How out of your mind, crazed fan do you have to be? linklinkMadonnalinkBritney SpearslinklinkChristina AguileralinklinklinkBeyoncelinkLady GagalinkAmy WinehouselinkJanis Joplinlinklink[...]

Beautiful 3D Animations of the Paintings of Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 03:00:00 +0000

First Steps (after Millet), 1890

These videos of fantastically fun and skillful 3D animations of the work of Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh and Impressionist giant Claude Monet were created by Luca Agnani and Alexander Kolomietz respectively.

Agnani featured several of van Gogh's paintings - of which I posted copies of a handful - in the video he titled "Van Gogh Shadow". Kolomietz, meanwhile, only worked on one of Monet's creations. What fantastic explosions of color! I love this beautiful and amazing work!

White House at Night, 1890
The Yellow House, 1888
The Langlois Bridge, 1888
Farmhouse in Provence, 1888
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Claude Monet

Cliff Walk at Pourville, 1882
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Amazing Colorized Animated Images from the 1800's

Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:24:00 +0000

These are amazing moving images from the 1800's that were created with animation devises such as the phenakistoscope which was invented in 1841 by a Belgian physicist by the name of Joseph Plateau. Later in the same year, Austrian mathematician Simon von Stampfer invented the stroboscopic disk, which is a similar machine as the phenakistoscope. These dynamic images and many others depicting the devises used over 150 years ago to create them, were gathered by Harvard's Kennedy School fellow Richard Balzer. Source: The Richard Balzer Collection[...]

Google 'Doodles' of the Famous - From Celia Cruz to Mozart

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:06:00 +0000

Celia CruzGoogle celebrated Salsa Queen Celia Cruz's birthday by unleashing one of their now famous "doodles" today. The Cuban icon, born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad in La Habana on October 21 1925, passed away on July 16 2003 at the age of 78. Azucar Celia! Check out some of my favorite Google doodles from 2003-2013 honoring other famous people on their birthday below. Meantime I'll wait for Google to include notables from Africa some day.My apologies to Google. On searching further thanks to a link from a user over at, I found a few doodles honoring African notables. I posted my 2 faves. Ella FitzgeraldCesar VallejoMiriam Makeba Wangari MaathaiFyodor DostoevskyFrederich ChopinGustav KlimtDiego VelazquezAtahualpa YupanquiJackie RobinsonAuguste RodinIsaac NewtonFranz KafkaOmar KhayyamWolfgang Amadeus MozartMiguel de CervantesCharles DickensConfuciusHachikoJuan GrisLeonardo da VinciVincent van Goghsource[...]

Beautiful and Extremely Creepy Posters for American Horror Story

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:15:00 +0000

I can't claim that American Horror Story is one of my favorite shows because I have yet to see a single episode. But I have been very intrigued and have been meaning to start watching the shows ever since the first beautifully creepy posters for the horror anthology started popping up a couple of years ago. American Horror Story's 3rd season picked up on October 9th. However, I will start watching from the beginning with season 1 (Murder House), move on to season 2 (Asylum) and then hit the newest set of installments which are collectively titled Coven. Meantime, I will enjoy reveling in the gorgeous creepiness of these fantastically eery, hair-raising and downright disturbing but beautiful posters.Here's a little synopsis about AHS from Slate that I found interesting:Over American Horror Story’s two invigorating, gruesome seasons, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have indicated that there is no subject too distasteful for them to tackle. In last year’s installment of the anthology series, American Horror Story: Asylum, the pair took on insanity, nuns, aliens, possession, medical experimentation, religious hypocrisy, homosexual aversion therapy, serial killers, the devil, and abortion. For good measure, they threw in the Holocaust in a bravura two-episode stand featuring an inmate who believed she was Anne Frank. But even this past boldness does not quite prepare one for the opening segment of the new season, titled American Horror Story: Coven. Forget the serpents in the show’s promotional materials; Coven begins with America’s preeminent horror story: slavery. source| source[...]

Witches of East End's Jenna Dewan Tatum In Nothing but Reptilian Body Paint for PETA

Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:45:00 +0000

Witches of East End star Jenna Dewan Tatum posed in snake colored body paint for PETA about 3 years ago (I'm a tad late to the party. I know) to bring to the fore the plight of reptilians and exotic animals who are skinned alive or clobbered to death for...well their skin. These poor animals oftentimes are left writhing in pain sometimes for days before they finally die on their own.
While I'm not a PETA uber fanatic, that practice is kinda WTFcuky to me. At least put the animal to a quick death so that it does not suffer unnecessarily. What is the point of leaving the reptiles alive? Seriously. What is the point? width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Source

Nothing Compares 2 U Swinging Naked from a Wrecking Ball: Miley Cyrus' and Sinead O'Connor's Videos Have Little in Common

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:02:00 +0000

If you're into this sort of thing, you have probably already heard about the back- and-forth going on between the pope-picture shredding Irish singer Sinead O'Connor and look-at-me!-I'm-so-not-Hanna Montana-anymore actress/singer Miley Cyrus. Haven't heard? Well, here is a short but sweet synopsis: Sinead wrote Miley an open letter a couple of days ago urging the 20 year performer not to allow others to pimp and prostitute her. The letter, according to O'Connor, was borne out of her concern for the young pop star in view of the latter's recent release of her risque and sexually suggestive music video 'Wrecking Ball'. How did this unlikely pair come to be in the same conversation together you ask? Well, it seems like Miley was quoted as having said that she took inspiration for Wrecking Ball from Sinead's song and music video Nothing Compares 2 U.

Just for giggles, I put the two music videos together here and I can see some aesthetic similarities between them such as the closeups of the emotive faces shedding a tear from the right eye. Aside from that (and only sartorially speaking), well, Miley swings back and forth buck naked, monkey style from a wrecking ball while Sinead is dressed all in black from head to toe. In black. From head to toe.

Check out the two videos. If you wanna know more about the brouhaha (oh, there is more!), I have included a few links of interest below.

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allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="415" src="//" width="550"> Miley's latest NSFW pictures which clearly demonstrate that Sinead's letter didn't work: 1| 2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10

Image source and more about the hullabaloo

A-Listers Faking Perfection - Eleven Heavily Photoshopped Female Celebrities

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:16:00 +0000

Kim KardashianWe have all seen the pictures of famous people looking like they never wake up in the morning with crusty eyes and stinking breath on drool-soaked pillows. Well, they do. Except maybe for Philippe de Montebello the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art...But I digress. Check out the before and after pictures of the celebrities in the gallery. Look! Keira has boobs, Madonna is 100 years younger, Jennifer Love Hewitt's humongous new set of rack is desperately trying to jettison out of her garment and Jessica Alba is 20 pounds slimmer! Ain't airbrushing swell? LOL. MadonnaBritney SpearsKeira KnightleyMariah CareyEva LongoriaFergieJessica AlbaPenelope CruzMegan FoxJennifer Love Hewittvia[...]

Sarcasm to Combat Rape - AIB's 'It's Your Fault' Drips with Irony

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 05:02:00 +0000

How do you combat rape against women, a vomit-inducing scourge that has existed since the beginning of time, and the concomitant negative reactive attitudes that oftentimes blame the victims for their own victimization? That's a long-ass question. I know. Nevertheless, an Indian comedy collective group All India Bakchod or AIB, decided to use humongous doses of irony, sarcasm and even humor to broach this difficult subject in a 3 minute public service announcement video called "It's Your Fault". "Let's be honest, girls, rapes are our fault. Studies suggest that women who wear skirts are the main cause of rape. Do you know why? Because men have eyes", says actress Kalki Koechlin at the beginning of the PSA video. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="415" src="//" width="560">

Fantastically Amazing 3D Tattoos That Boggle The Mind! - Update

Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:02:00 +0000

I'm an admirer - if only from a distance - of those 3D tattoos that make us gasp in disbelief and amazement. The 3D tattoos presented below are done at such high levels of skills that they force our minds to reconfigure the way the images are being processed in our brains. Check out the video and be prepared for your mind to be boggled! width="560" height="515" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>

GENIOS - A Gorgeous Animated Short Film with Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:06:00 +0000

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a life-long self-described Communist and Salvador Dali (1904-1989) who was nicknamed "ávida dollars" (eager for dollars), was most certainly not. The two did not exactly get along; they had a famously tumultuous relationship full of conflicts and disagreements. GENIOS is the name of this fantastic, skillfully-crafted animated short film featuring tooned versions of Picasso and Dali really getting on each others nerves even after death. I got a kick out of watching this beautiful creation by CICE! width="570" height="415" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>

Blue-Blooded Black Man In Renaissance Europe - Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:41:00 +0000

                                              Angelo Bronzino (between 1555 and 1565)Alessandro de' Medici, Duke - and ruler - of Florence from 1530 until 1537 is a seldom-mentioned historical figure I have always been intrigued by. Nicknamed Il Moro by his contemporaries, Alessandro (1510-1537), is said by many historians to have been the product of a hookup between Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici - who later became Pope Clement VII - and an African servant of the powerful family's household named Simonetta. In 1536, he married Margarethe von Habsburg, daughter of Karl V von Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor. Alessandro, who fathered 3 children that we know of (Giulia de' Medici, Giulio de' Medici, Porzia de' Medici) by his mistress Taddea Malespina, died in Florence at the hands of a distant cousin in 1537.There are controversies as to Il Moro's ("The Moor", a moniker used in some parts of Europe to refer to a person of color) provenance but that is to be expected given the fact that the Medici dynasty is the most influential family in the history of the Renaissance having given their patronage through 300 years of rule, to such artistic uber-giants and movers and shakers as Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci to name a few. The snooty, oft race conscious and panties-in-a-bunch western art establishment doesn't seem to enjoy broaching the subject that a scion of one of the most influential and powerful families in European history - in particular with respect to Renaissance art - was black. Indeed, when there have been exhibits of Alessandro's portraits in the USA (Philadelphia Museum until Feb. 13, 2005) as well as abroad, Il Moro's African ancestry is seldom mentioned. There is also the little detail that some of Europe's most titled families - including two branches of the Hapsburgs - descended from Alessandro's children.Talk about inconvenient truths.Jacopo Carrucci                                                               Jacopo Pontormo c.1534-1535Jacopo Pontormo c.1535Giorgio Vasari 1534Jacopo Pontormo, c. 1550Cristofano dell'Altissimo between 1511-1537Giorgio Vasari (1555 - 1562)Alessandro de' Medici's Wiki [...]

Sarah Silverman's Really NSFW Anti Voter ID PSA

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 05:10:00 +0000

Haven't published anything in a while. Well, I'm gonna do something about that now. For your consideration is a funny NSFW video by the ever irreverent and dirty-mouthed comedian Sarah Silverman. Mocking and decrying the new voter ID laws being vigorously pushed throughout the country by the Republicans which are apparently designed to keep key demographics such as blacks, Latinos, students and the financially disenfranchised from exercising their right to vote, Silverman offers a scathing, profanity-laced rebuttal that is sometimes funny and at all times, well, Sarah Silverman.
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Ten Of The Coolest Summer Olympics Posters Going Back to 1912

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 05:19:00 +0000

These are ten of the most celebrated Summer Olympics posters of the modern era. The posters represent countries in Europe, Asia and the America and they date back from 1912 to 1992. I was going to do more posters from more years but I found the task a little daunting. Anyway, some of the art works represented here are aesthetically gorgeous like the poster from Stockholm 1912 and the one for Los Angeles 1932. Which one do you like best?When will Africa hold its first Summer Olympics? I'd love to see the posters for that! Stockholm 1912Paris 1924Los Angeles 1932Berlin 1936Japan 1964 Mexico 1968 Munich 1972 Montréal 1976 Moscow 1980 Barcelona, Spain 1992Via[...]

The Aikiu's Music Band New Vid Features A Funny NSFW Mashup Of Gay P0rn

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 03:29:00 +0000

This is the video for French band The Aikiu's new single "Pieces Of Gold". The vid features a clever and funny (to me anyway) NSFW mashup of vintage gay porn with images of people playing instruments...Musical instruments I mean. Lol.

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The Aikiu ♡ Pieces Of Gold by Panteros

Kinky Print Ad For Curtains Spooks Me

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 04:24:00 +0000

Do people respond to kinky, sexually-charged advertising more positively than they do to tepid, non-sexual commercial ads? If we consider the powerful and oft-used adage that tells us that "sex sells" then the answer to the question is a foregone conclusion. Or is it?

In any event, advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather of Bangkok, Thailand conceived this raunchy print ad campaign for Mr. Curtain. Do I feel inspired by the kinky images to purchase this product? Absolutely not! The last thing I want every time I look at my curtains is to envision sex orgies taking place underneath them. But that's just me.


Fugly in Pink: Scott Scheidley's Colorful Makeover Of Hitler,Stalin and Kim Complete With Earrings

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 15:41:00 +0000

Notorious mass murderers Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong-il have been given a most colorful pink make-over complete with earrings and heart-shaped tinted glasses by American artist Scott Scheidly. In reference to the work, the artist states that "the idea stems from Spoke Art gallery's "Coen Brothers Vs Quentin Tarantino" show I did last year from the film 'Inglorious Basterds'. I had previously come up with the idea of an all pink show and figured this was a great starting point.

"The idea is really all about the power of colour and symbology and how it can change perception."

"The reaction has been huge and mostly positive. I understand not everyone is going to get this type of art or humour. Controversy is always a good thing though.I decided to paint Hitler as actor Martin Wuttke."

Pretty in pink? Hardly. Ugly is ugly. But I do find those earrings, especially the one on Stalin, kinda funny.


Madonna Brandishes Weapons In Israel Concert and Then Calls For World Peace

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 13:32:00 +0000

Madonna kicked off her 'MDNA' concert tour in Israel in plenty of style. Madonna style. For starters, there's the usual Madonna-branded controversy galore in Israel because of the AK47 and the other weapons displayed onstage. There is also the ubiquitous religious imagery and symbolism Madonna loves to inject into her shows that always end up pissing off the religious types. And there is also plenty of other shit on the shows that The Queen of Pop has been getting away with for 30 years and that always seem to rub many people the wrong way every-freaking-time like clockwork. Her antics get her press and keep her in the public discourse and whether people elevate her or tear her up, it does not matter. The effect is the same. But let me be frank and state my bias: I like Madonna. I like her because I think she is very talented and I like her music and her elaborate concerts although I have never been to one of her shows. But most of all, I like her because at the age of 53, she carries on in spite of (or maybe because of, who knows) her many haters and detractors. The woman does not give a rat's ass; she does as she wants and continues to be immensely successful and popular with a humongous base of adoring fans. And I say, let the haters hate Madgesty. Let them eat cake. Who gives a rodent's derriere?! width="560" height="415" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> width="560" height="415" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>images via dailymail[...]