Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork presents a new piece by French artist Bernard Pras (previously featured here). It’s an anamorphic assemblage portrait of Ferdinand Cheval, a French postman who, starting in April 1879, spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal (the “Ideal Palace”) in Hauterives in southeastern France.
The palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture. And it’s where Pras’ portrait of Cheval is currently on display. We’ve included a photo of the Cheval himself (see above) to help illustrate how accurate this piece is. It was constructed using objects found around the palace itself and is actually much larger than it first appears.
Click here for a short video to get an even better look at this remarkable installation.
OK, this is true magic. But HOW…
Wow. Wish I could see it live!
Knit one row a day for a year, matching the yarn color to the color of the sky that day.
🌙take me to your wonderland🌙
where are they going??
To their fucking Wonderland
4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
When selfish people take advantage of selfless people.
81. Tea or coffee?
Well, I am hopelessly addicted to caffeine, unfortunately, AND I’m from Seattle, so coffee is basically my lifeblood. Tea is amazing, though, and I drink it nearly as often as I do coffee!
DONT EVER TRY TO ERASE WITH SMENCIL ERASERS WHAT THE FUCKnumber 2 is wrong it should be 1/r
shit son you’re right
i guess you’re gonna have to erase that
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.
That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
Oh shit, that’s the real “Rosie the Riveter” ?
BAMF INDEED. This woman deserves all the respect in the universe!
I need this on my blog.
this should have way more notes
Step aside, people, Rosie the fucking Riveter is on your dash!
17 years old?!
do u ever accidentally slam the door on your parents after an argument and then have to sit there praying to god to help u through the ensuing shit storm that you know is about to go down
this is my favourite vine tbh