The Great Hall… on We Heart It.
This spectacular white building is called Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Northern Thailand just outside the city of Chiang Rai. Designed by Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, The White Temple is an awesome blend of traditional Thai architecture and both beautiful and grotesque surreal elements. It’s as much a work of art as it is a building devoted to learning and meditation.
"To reach the temple you have to walk over a bridge over a moat filled with innumerable sculptures of out-reaching arms, apparently symbolizing desire. Once inside, you will be greeted not by traditional Buddha life scenarios but by contemporary scenes and icons of popular culture. Instead of paintings of heroes fighting demons, the artist decided to take contemporary manifestations of good and evil and put it into a Buddhist context. Murals of Batman, Superman, Predator and even Keanu Reeves as Neo from The Matrix are seen in the interior."
Although it’s already an incredibly impressive sight, Wat Rong Khun is still a work in progress. The temple sits on 3 acres of property that will eventually include a phra ubosot (prayer room), pagoda, hermitage, crematorium, monastery hall, preaching hall, museum, pavilion and rest room facilities.
Must be insane to clean!
The Unusual Bakelite Sculptures of Pol Palli
( On tumblr )
Google translates version is :- Pol Palli was founded in 1977 in the province of Bologna, where he still lives and works.
Undertakes literary studies, before turning to sculpture, through an individual research on the matter that surrounds it.
The background is the art of recycling, its poetic progressively evolves towards the use of primitive elements such as fire, carbon and inorganic materials.
The introspective anguish, which is molded in a indefinite emergence of faces and bodies, prostheses to a reality that secular beauty.
In them we celebrate the eternal conflict between life and death, Eros and Thanatos, between reason and instinct.
The polymorph moment of existence inessential.
Selected by Andrew
Thanks to Slow Art Day