Arts

The Danish artist that uses trash to make trolls in nature

Denmark continues to surprise us when it comes to environmental matters. However, this time in the artistic field. Danish artist Thomas Dambo draws inspiration from Scandinavian legends and landscapes to create artworks made out of trash. He calls himself a "recycle art activist" and the favorite subjects of his works are trolls.  "I want people to know that trash has value" he says. "And the trolls do that, and also help me tell stories, like the legends I grew up with." Trolls belong in fact to Norse mythology. According to folklore belief, they live in areas not frequented by men, in the most hidden places of the mountains and the woods to shelter from sunlight. In fact, ancient legends tell that some mountains recalling the shape of these creatures are nothing more than petrifie...

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The artist Jago speaks out against covid related social crisis through a marble sculpture in the heart of Naples

On 5 November 2020 Naples woke up to a new piece of art in the heart of the city. That day, the first people walking in Piazza Plebiscito, one of Naples' landmarks, found right there, in the middle of the square, a large marble sculpture depicting the body of a newborn baby.  It is the work of the Italian artist and entrepreneur Jacopo Cardillo, aka Jago, born in Frosinone in 1987 and very popular nationally and internationally. In fact, he lives in New York and works in Italy, USA and China where he also holds several courses in schools, universities and academies. The sculpture in question represents a frozen, curled up and white baby, one meter and sixty-five long, equally large, and sixty-four centimeters tall. A huge infant in a fetal position, tied to the floor of the squ...

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