federico babina illustrates mythological creatures merged with architecture

italian architect and graphic designer federico babina produced ARCHIMUSE 9 illustrations of muses and goddesses that choose on diverse shapes, like architecture, camouflaging on their own very similar to chameleons of inspiration. the artist describes the muses as stars who shine only in the darkest moments, and are like mischievous elves that you have to perceive between day-to-day issues.

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the 9 photographs by federico babina are a mythological universe inhabited by architectural creatures with diverse personalities who accompany the viewer on an illustrated journey where a single can drop on their own and reside for handful of times amongst their shapes and colors. they are organisms that fly evenly or rest firmly on the floor, shy and introverted, or enthusiastic and adventurous, comfortable and maternal, that when uncovered, wrap you up in a protecting embrace.

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in these illustrations, I like to imagine an anthropomorphic architecture soaked with dreamlike fantasy and mythological themes to explain the unconscious and the double life of architecture. architecture and buildings stay a lifetime of their personal. they consider form molded by desires, creativeness, obsessions, ideas, and fears of the designers and start to live like superb creatures. you can listen to their breath when they are caressed by the wind, and you can listen to their song when touched by the rain. the home windows are the eyes to peer into the world and by which observing their internal universe. they have a mind that moves their mechanisms, a persona that can make them unique, and a soul that gives them existence.




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identify: ARCHIMUSE

artist: federico babina


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