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We have a perfect reason for you to visit Naples and that is because of metro Napoli’s Art Station which has been declared as the most impressive subway design in all of Europe. This art station was commissioned to be designed by Oscar Tusquets Blanca’s firm from Barcelona. Blanca is an architect who has experience from a bit of everything including design, painting, furniture design, writing and urban planning.
Metro Napoli station is an ongoing project initiated by city government to make the subway stand out in the world and get increased tourist attraction and traffic. Oscar collaborated with different artists to create a blue design that gives an underwater vibe, walls covered with large mosaics and escalators along with hallways, softly illuminated by lighting .
The daily telegraph included it in the list of the most impressive underground railway stations in Europe .
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I wish more people realized how gorgeous Iran is. I wish I could see Isfahan.
(also, look! sparkles!)
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Kazuo Oga (various watercolour works c.1988)
Kazuo Oga is one of the most inconspicuously famous artists, which is inspirational in its own right by how humbling it is. You would think they were digital from an immediate approach, however upon closer inspection of the textures, lighting and layering it’s clear they’re perfectly hand crafter watercolour pieces.
His works, featured in the backgrounds of various Studio Ghibli films, are subtle enough to blend into the background of the films yet stand out alone as perfection of watercolour techniques and command of lighting.
Just considering there are scenes where the camera pans across his works for several long moments reflects the sublime quality of his work. And that he was able to develop enough artworks to supply several films with stunning backdrops is nothing short of breathtaking.
That’s a good word for it, “breathtaking”.
The top is from Spirited Away. I think the second is Totoro, but not sure about the others.
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