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RUTH NEGGA ON ‘THE EDIT’S’ COVER – ” I didn’t realize interracial marriage can still be so Taboo”

“By the time you are in a great relationship, it’s like  oh I’m 35 … now what”

 She has also had numerous roles in films from IONA to World War Z, but starring in the movie ‘ Loving’ opened the glorious doors to Hollywood’s recognition and fame. ‘ Loving’ was a movie based on a true life story about the Virginia interracial couple who were jailed in 1958 under the anti- miscegenation laws that prohibited interracial marriages.

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Celebrating Beautiful Women of Color With “BEAUTIFUL” by Mario Epanya

Paris-based, Cameroonian-born photographer, Mario Epanya has chosen to celebrate the beauty of black women with a new book titled ‘BEAUTIFUL‘.

Paying homage to black beauty and editorial glamour, the book features a myriad of portraits and editorials which see every shade of black imaginable. Epanya spotlights both models and non-models alike.  Epanya’s works have been published by publications such New African Woman and Zen Magazine and can be seen in campaigns for L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline New York. “BEAUTIFUL“ will be released on April 24th by Shoko Press.

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An Ode To The Strong Woman – Anny Robert …breath taking

Celebrity photographer, Anny Robert,  commemorates the International women’s month by a brand new set of exquisite photographs. These are accompanied with a poem that is an ode to the strength boldness and courage of a woman.

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The breathing oxymoron

Shrouded in mystery
A warm blend of power and subtlety
Her gait steady with the movement of an enigma-impossible to decipher

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400-year-old $142m (£100m) Caravaggio masterpiece depicting Judith beheading Holofernes has just been found in an attic (graphic)

Photo: Michel Euler, AP

…have you looked in your attic lately?

‘Judith Beheading Holofernes,’  depicts the biblical heroine Judith beheading an Assyrian general, Holofernes. It is thought to have been painted in Rome circa 1604-05′

Long considered lost, the 400-year-old  $142m (£100m) Caravaggio masterpiece depicting a beheading, was discovered in attic after owners went to fix a leak

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A 400-year-old painting that might have been executed by Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France.
Eric Turquin, the French expert who retrieved the painting two years ago, says it is in an exceptional state of conservation and estimates its value at 120 million euros (about $142m 0r £100m).
The picture, whose authenticity has not been established, had been left for more than 150 years in a property in the outskirts of Toulouse.

Called ‘Judith Beheading Holofernes,’ it depicts the biblical heroine Judith beheading an Assyrian general. It is thought to have been painted in Rome circa 1604-05. Turquin told a press conference today that there ‘will never be a consensus’ about the name of the artist.
‘Export of the painting has now been banned, and every effort is being made to confirm its precise origin,’ said a culture ministry spokesman. The ministry’s official website meanwhile says: ‘The painting deserves to be kept on French territory as a very important landmark Caravaggio painting.’

Eric Turquin, an art expert in Paris, said the unidentified Toulouse family were investigating water damage and needed to access a roof.
‘They broke a door which they did not have a key to,’ said Mr Turquin. ‘Behind the door was a painting that the owners did not know about.’
He said that one of the family’s ancestors – a soldier – had probably acquired the masterpiece while fighting abroad with Napoleon Bonaparte.
Mr Turquin said the painting was so gory that the officer’s wife probably asked for it to be removed from her sight.

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Ottavia Leoni, ‘Drawing of the Portrait of Caravaggio’
Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana
© Photo Scala, Florence

Caravaggio painted two versions of Judith Beaheading Holofernes, one of which is on display at the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Rome.
The other disappeared without trace around 100 years later, and would now be worth at least 100 million pounds.
Caravaggio was born in Milan in 1571, and became one of the great Baroque painters, working mainly in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily.

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Mind numbing 3-D street drawiings – Best 3D Artists – Enjoy

…fascinating work
Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Glass - 1

Mumbai artist Sushant S Rane creates amazing hyper-realistic 3D drawings of everyday objects like bulbs, cans, glasses and even fried eggs. He works with Copic markers and graphite pencils and usually takes a day to finish one artwork. Rane is currently a first-year Bachelor of Arts student at Ramnarain Ruia College in Mumbai. Check out some of his work below.
Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Glass - 2

Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Glass - 3

 

Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Fried egg - 1

Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Fried egg - 2

Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Fried egg - 3

Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Bulb - 2

Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Bulb - 3

Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Egg shell - 1
Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Egg shell - 2
Hyperrealistic 3d drawings by Sushant Rane: Egg shell - 3

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The 5 Most Talented 3D Sidewalk Artists

This time we compiled a list of the world’s top 5 most talented 3D sidewalk artists showcasing some of their best works. Those guys are: Edgar Mueller, Julian Beever, Kurt Wenner, Manfred Stader, and Eduardo Rolero.
These talented street artists have crafted an amazing ability to trick the eyes of passersby into seeing 3 dimensional sceneries and objects on a completely flat asphalt. Their works are created using a projection called anamorphosis, and create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle. [Read more…]

Edgar Mueller

Ice Age

Waterfall

Wrong view:

Lava Burst

Mysterious Cave

Website: metanamorph.com

Eduardo Rolero

Eduardo R. Relero is an Argentinian artist currently living in Rosario, Spain where he creates anamorphic drawings with themes of social criticism and satire.

Grandes Chorizos

Insensatez

El Gran Guru

Durango1937

Ilusiones Rotas

Website: http://anamorfosiseduardo.blogspot.com

Julian Beever

Julian Beever is an English, Belgium-based chalk artist who has been creating trompe-l’œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. He is also probably the most famous on the Internet of all five 3D street artists featured in this article.

Swimming Pool

 

Self Portrait

Daily Mail

Coca-Cola

Ballantine’s

White River Rafting

Website: julianbeever.net

Manfred Stader

Manfred Stader began street painting, pavement art during his art studies at the famous Städel Artschool in Frankfurt, at the beginning of the 1980s and in 1985 he already became one of the few master street painters.

Costa

Star Mild

3D

Jinro

Website: 3d-street-art.com

Kurt Wenner

Kurt Wenner was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and boasts to be the inventor of three-dimensional pastel drawings. He produced his first commissioned mural at the age of sixteen, and by seventeen was earning his living as a graphic artist. He attended both Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design.

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