Dinner for Few / Nassos Vakalis

“During dinner the system works like a well-oiled machine. It solely feeds the select few who eventually, foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps from the table. Inevitably, when the supply is depleted, the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change. Sadly, the offspring of this profound transition turn out not to be a sign of hope, but the spitting image of the parents. “

Dinner for Few, a ten minute CG-animated film on the cyclical nature of human affairs throughout history, produced and directed by Greek animation artist Nassos Vakalis.

Dinner for Few screened at over 250 international film festivals and won 78 awards.

The original music is by Greek film composer Kostas Christides and performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.

via Animationboss

Serpent dish / Bernard Palissy

Mid-16th century naturalistic earthenware with allegoric decoration of a coiled snake lurking in aquatic plants, by French Renaissance potter Bernard Palissy.

The Parisian Palissy workshop, excelled at casting from life leaves, shells and small animals such as snakes, lizards or insects, to create reliefs for his innovative rustic ware.

Found at V&A’s ceramic collection.

Three more B. Palissy earthenware from the same era

Dinosaurs / Shimoda Masakatsu

Dinosaurs made of stuffed white cotton by Japanese fabric artist Shimoda Masakatsu.

Check out some of his amazing Dino skull headpieces for the CDG-Homme+ F/W2018-19 collection. 

Self portraits / Ryan Burke

Self portraits by NY based make up artist Ryan Burke, on going project on “the relationship between makeup, styling, and photography to create unique expressive characters unrelated to any particular culture, society, race, religion, or gender” 

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Protect me from what I want / Jenny Holzer

1983, the legendary billboard in Times Square, NY, “Protect me from what I want” by American conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, from the Survival Series.

Taner Ceylan

Lost Paintings, 1553 (oil on canvas, 215 x 140 cm)
Lost Paintings, Spring Time (oil on canvas, 140 x 215 cm)
Lost Paintings, Esma Sultan (oil on canvas, 180 x 170 cm)
Lost Paintings, Cage of Flesh (oil on canvas, 180 x 160 cm)
Spiritual (oil on canvas, 140 x 200 cm)
Alp On A White Background (oil on canvas, 115 x 180 cm)
Abstraction of Nothing, John Currin (oil on canvas, 50 x 68 cm)
Family Series, We Now Must Say Goodbye Ingres (oil on canvas, 121 x 91 cm)
Lost Paintings, Birth of Hope (oil on canvas, 215 x 140 cm)
Golden Age, Satyr II (oil on canvas, 84 x 107 cm)

Hyperrealist paintings by German-born Turkish artist Taner Ceylan.

FORMcard / Peter Marigold

FORMcard is a very handy pocket sized card of strong, meltable bio-plastic that you can use again and again to make, fix or modify instantly everyday problems. Simply drop it in a cup of hot water..

Created by London based designer Peter Marigold 

Yukinori Dehara

Hand painted -paper clay or vinyl- sculptures by Japanese character illustrator and artist Yukinori Dehara

gallery images courtesy of Giantrobot