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Industrial art by Toronto-based artist Adam Colangelo

"Colangelo’s large-scale compositions speak to his understanding of copper and his desire to reveal its beauty. In treating the copper with heat and chemicals, he can unearth an array of patinas and finishes. Colangelo uses his keen aesthetic sense to create geometric puzzles of copper that are so rich in detail, each small segment offers its own earthy abstraction."

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It’s worth viewing the previous photographs (12of Julie de Waroquier but even more worthwhile is browsing her recent works…

She is a self-taught French photographer, also philosophy teacher, who started photography in 2008. Since 2010, she has distinguished herself by winning several national and international awards, notably the International Emerging Artist Award. Her photographs are worldwide exhibited, and were notably showcased at the Rencontres d’Arles. 

“I don’t really know where my inspiration comes from. It comes from everywhere, from the books I used to read when I was a child, from sounds, lights and people. But I am probably mainly inspired by myths, tales, and by artists and writers such as Freud, Perrault, Magritte, and la Comtesse de Ségur.”

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centuriespast:

Sappho

by Auguste Charles Mengin

Date painted: 1877
Oil on canvas, 230.7 x 151.1 cm
Collection: Manchester City Galleries

My life is bitter with thy love; thine eyes
Blind me, thy tresses burn me, thy sharp sighs
Divide my flesh and spirit with soft sound,
And my blood strengthens, and my veins abound.
I pray thee sigh not, speak not, draw not breath;
Let life burn down, and dream it is not death.
— Swinburne

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