30 Intentional As Well As Unplanned Art Shared On ‘Lost Found Art’

Published 11 months ago

Art can emerge from both deliberate intention and unforeseen accidents. In the vast corners of the internet, people have been sharing fascinating pics of captivating art.

The Instagram account known as ‘Lost Found Art‘ showcases a diverse collection of antique treasures and peculiar art-related images sourced from the internet. Although they may appear random at first glance, each post shares a distinctive quality of being one-of-a-kind.

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#1 A Tree Saved By A Tree

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“When branches or roots from different trees are in prolonged intimate contact, they often abrade each other exposing their inner tissues, which may eventually fuse. This process is called inosculation, a natural phenomenon in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees grow together. It is biologically similar to grafting. Such trees are referred to in forestry as gemels, from the Latin word meaning “a pair”.”

#2 Carved Stone Chain Link Column Dating Back To 1106. Found On The Facade Of The Collegial Saint-Lazare D’avallon In France

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#3 Antique Iron Bat Shaped Lantern. Said To Have Hung In Front Of A Cabaret In France Late 1800’s

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#4 “The Veiled Lady” By Raffaele Monti 1860

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“I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the skill that was required to execute this marble masterpiece. To create the illusion of transparency with the veil in this medium is unbelievable. Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

#5 The Largest Intact Mosaic. Antakya Turkey. Sixth Century

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“Spanning over 1200 sq meters and made up of geometric shapes and non-repeating figures. Was probably created as a public space at the time. One of the most fascinating aspects of this mosaic is curved rug like surface which grew curved as a result of earthquakes in 526 and 528 AD. Despite the earthquakes the mosaic never broke and survived to the present date intact and unbroken. It took 9 years to unearth.”

#6 Absolutely Amazing Spray Paint Art

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#7 There Are 950 Species Of Sea Urchins That Inhabit A Wide Range Of Depth Zones In All Climates Across The Worlds Oceans

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#8 Strange Topiary. Like Green Popsicles

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#9 Burial Monument Masterpiece In Bronze Of The Calcagno Family. Created By Adolpho Appolini 1904. It Resides At The Staglieno Cemetery In Genoa Italy

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#10 Amazing Mosaic Street Patches

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#11 Giant Cactus In Oaxaca Mexico

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#12 No. Not Demons Being Cast Into An Inferno. What These Photos Show Are Masses Of Different Lava Flows That Have Dripped Into A Lava Skylight

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“They have formed a crust around the skylight likely due to a loss of heat around the area. What’s a Lava skylight? Molten lava can flow through underground channels called lava tubes. These tubes become visible when part of the roof collapse, causing a lava skylight.”

#13 Open Wide. Production Designer Joe Alves Making Repairs To The Mechanical Shark In “Jaws”

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“Affectionately named Bruce on Martha’s Vineyard in 1974. Interestingly the shark in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” name is Bruce. Another fun fact someone just added in the comments. Seems Spielberg named the shark after his lawyer Bruce. Hence the joke: Why don’t sharks eat lawyers: Professional courtesy.”

#14 Branch Sculptures By Bob Verschueren

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#15 Now That’s Creative Snow Art!

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#16 Lead Pencil Carvings

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“Always amazed at this skill, required patience and delicate hand needed to create these sculptures. I can barely see what I’m writing let alone even attempt something like this.”

#17 1400 Year Old Ginkgo Tree Located In Xi’an China That Draws Thousands Of People Each Year From All Over China

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“The golden leaves start falling around mid November, turning the temples ground into a yellow ocean. This particular tree grows next to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist temple in the Zhongnan Mountains. The ginkgo tree, also known as the maidenhair, is sometimes referred to as a living fossil because despite all the climate changes, it remains unchanged for 200 million years. It’s a living link to the times dinosaurs ruled the planet.”

#18 Snake Bridge On Macclesfield Canal On Atsbury. England

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#19 Detail Of The “Green Man” 1200’s Ad. Early Gothic. Bamberg Cathedral. Germany

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#20 This Is What Happens When You Mix Star Wars With Alcohol

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#21 Water Current Directing Drain In A Steep Slope In Taiwan. Almost Like Intentional Street Sculpture

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#22 Fidele The Most Famous Dog In Bruges. Fidele Was A Famous Dog And Tourist Attraction In Bruges, Belgium

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“The yellow Labrador Retriever lived at the Cote Canal bed and breakfast with his owner Caroline Van Langeraet. He could usually could be seen lounging half-asleep on a windowsill facing the Groenerei canal.”

#23 Dinosaur Being Delivered To The Museum Of Science. Boston Massachusetts 1984

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#24 Worlds Largest Diameter Tree In The World. El Arbol Del Tule

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“(Spanish for The Tree of Tule) located on the church grounds in the town of Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It was originally believed to be several trees but DNA tests have proven it’s one tree. The age of the tree is unknown but is believed to be 1200 to 3000 years old.”

#25 Traveling In Style. Machine Age Automotive Looking Strollers

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#26 All Of Use Who Grew Up Using Pink Pearl Erasers In School Remember Drawing, Mutilating, Stabbing, Pulling On, Breaking Throwing And Shredding These Erasers In Class. A Great Stress Reliever. Great For Everything Except Erasing. And The Smell…

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#27 Like A Herd Of Cattle Or A Flock Of Geese Or A Pack Of Wolves, A Swarm Of Ladybugs Are Referred To As A “Loveliness”

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“In the Middle Ages after farmers found out that ladybugs helped wipe out swarms of aphids that were destroying their crops, they thanked the Virgin Mary and referred to them as the “beetle of our lady”. This was eventually shortened to “lady beetle” then to “ladybug” which stuck. In the UK they are referred to as “ladybirds”.”

#28 This Streamlined Dymaxion Car Was Designed By The American Inventor Buckminster Fuller During The Great Depression And Was Featured Prominently At The Chicago Worlds Fair In 1933-1934

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“Fuller built three experimental prototypes with naval architect Starling Burgess using donated money as well as an inheritance. Not as an automobile per say but as a vehicle that one day might be designed to fly, land and drive.”

#29 Trees Struck By Lightning. The Temperature Of A Lightning Strike Is 5 Times Hotter Than The Sun, Causing An Internal Pressure That Can Cause The Tree To Explode From Within

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#30 Wonderful Antique Pig Shaped Mesh Purse

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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