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Art under the umbrellas

Thousands of umbrellas in the works of contemporary artists and photographers.

Portuguese photographer Patricia Almeida (Patricia Almeida) and Pedro Nascimento (Pedro Nascimento) the second year in a row umbrellas inspire the creation of large-scale installations. This summer, a small Portuguese town streets Agueda again flooded thousands of bright umbrellas, almost completely eclipsed the sky and protect the inhabitants from rain and sun. It’s amazing how different the normal umbrellas can be used in the work of artists, photographers and other artists.

photovide.com offers to watch the coolest and large-scale installations of umbrellas of all colors and shapes.

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The sky of umbrellas. Agueda, Portugal

Extravaganza of colors, hung over the heads of passers-by in the form of colorful domes of different sizes and colors, can be called the Festival of Portuguese umbrellas under the name of Heaven umbrella (Umbrella Sky). The name reflects the reality: because of the thousands of umbrellas hanging between the buildings and protect the inhabitants from rain and sun, this sky is virtually invisible.

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Pop Pop Bang Bang. London, United Kingdom

Pop Pop Bang Bang in translation – movie, photo and explosions. And the same time, these topics, according to the creators of the project, the photographer Thomas Brown and artist Anna Burns beat in his movie film directors all without exception. The installation is made of umbrellas, which are pieces of the puzzle: each of them shows only a portion of the main figure. Put them together and setting on the frame of the project and got one big picture.

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Just Sometimes. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

British artist and sculptor Dzherrem Luke (Luke Jerram) created the project Just Sometimes, in which more than a thousand umbrellas floated along the canal in Rotterdam and became part of the Festival of Contemporary Art (Witte de With Festival).

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Metamorphoses. New York, United States

Installation entitled «Beyond Metamorphosis», dedicated to the memory of the victims of September 11, 2001, invented and brought to life by artist Victor Matthews (Victor Matthews). Its creation took nearly three thousand umbrellas. On each of them the artist painted a picture of the monarch butterfly. This project was one of the most ambitious public art installations ever held in Battery Park. “Butterflies make a spiritual act, reminding us of the life that never ends, and the spirit that never dies” – says Matthews. Every year, monarch butterflies fly thousands of kilometers, migrating to Mexico, where they multiply and die, and the next generation nourish back to the north to fall the same fate as their parents.

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Umbrellas fly into the sky. Thessaloniki, Greece

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Paper flowers. Las Vegas, USA

This installation of the beautiful paper flowers was created in honor of the opening of the Bellagio Conservatory during the Spring Celebration. Making the atrium inside the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas changed five times a year. The team of gardeners and engineers create the installation of thousands of colors for each season: Spring Celebration, Summer Garden Party outdoors, Harvest, Christmas and Chinese New Year.

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The installation at an art exhibition in honor of Andy Warhol in Insadong, Seoul, Korea

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The glittering umbrellas. Sydney, Australia

The author of this wonderful project – an Australian artist Anna Meister (Anna Meister). She created the design of umbrellas in the form of a needle, which is when darkness shines thousands of tiny lights.

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Abri N ° 177

The inspiration to create this installation were the lines from a song of French singer Georges Brassens “Umbrella,” which is sung about the guy who offered the girl half his umbrella to shelter from the rain, and dreamed that he was going to last forever.
In the installation called Abri N ° 177 (Shelter number 177), made of umbrellas, aluminum and wood, the heroes of the song would be a lot more space under one umbrella.

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