12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

Categories: Art | Culture | Design and Architecture | History | Travel | World

If you’ve ever taken a stroll through an antique shop, you know that they’re full of unexpected treasures. You might find a charming phone from 50 years ago or a poster that your mother might have hung up in her childhood bedroom.

One Instagram account that’s passionate about antique items and unexpected pieces of artwork we might stumble upon in our daily lives is Lost Found Art. We’ve gathered some of their most captivating photos of impressive artwork and designs from around the world, so you pandas can take a virtual trip through their gallery below. Enjoy scrolling through, and be sure to upvote the pics that you’re glad someone found!

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12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#1

Way to build a ramp to get to the top of your barn. Stone ramp. Valldal, Norway.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#2

Snake bridge on Macclesfield canal on Atsbury. England.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#3

Medieval humor. Abbey of Saint Foy. Conques, France. C. 1050.

As you can see from the photos on this list, the Lost Found Art Instagram page is full of exciting images and fun facts about people, places, and history. Did you know that homemade Halloween costumes for children back in the day were often much scarier than the looks we see today? Have you ever seen an antique prosthetic hand?

This page shares plenty of fascinating curiosities that have been lost in history or simply aren’t talked about as often as they should be. But the unique nature of the account has gained them plenty of followers, over 90k to be exact, since they started posting in 2015. Now, they’ve shared over 5,000 images, and fans can’t seem to get enough.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#4

This is the way to rake those fall leaves. Created by land artist Nikola Faller from Osijek Croatia. Photos taken by him as well.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#5

There are elevators and then there are elevators. This magnificent Art Nouveau steam-powered elevator is in the house of Guard Captain S. Muyaki in St. Petersburg, Russia. Circa 1902-1903.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#6

The amazing custom glass shades that appear to be melting by @kumbhglass

But despite how captivating their Instagram presence is, Lost Found Art is much more than just a social media page. In fact, it’s actually a “unique design company that specializes in sculptural installations and assemblages using antique and vintage pieces,” their website explains.

“Our works are created with an eye to scale, balance, color, and surface interest, and the end result is a strong visual statement that combines artistic statement, whimsy, form, and uniqueness,” Lost Found Art notes. 

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#7

Now this is one cool manhole cover! Complete with a spiral staircase to sneak up on your enemy! You would think this would have been in a medieval castle or Hogwarts. Wiesbaden, Germany

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#8

Carved column with tortoise. Sagrada Familia by Gaudi. Barcelona.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#9

A small grotesque biting a large gargoyle drain spout. On the roof of the Salisbury Cathedral UK. A bad attempt at a hickey?

“We can customize to fit any space, décor, or point of view. Subtle or outrageous, free standing or wall mounted, our collections become the focal point of any room in your home or business,” Lost Found Art continues on their site. 

“Our designs work equally well in a contemporary setting as they do in the more traditional. Lost Found Art also offers in-house consulting in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas, providing an expert eye to residential owners and businesses in order to maximize the display potential of existing personal collections.”

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#10

Water current directing drain in a steep slope in Taiwan. Almost like intentional street sculpture.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#11

Amazing bronze octopus door pulls on an Art Deco Home circa 1925 by architect Emile De Nil. Nothing wears its age as well as bronze. Gand, Belgium.

12 Intentional And Accidental Pieces Of Art That People Have Found All Over The World

#12

Ancient wooden Orthodox Church. Built in 1655.

Lost Found Art even has various collections on their website that visitors can peruse. You can find antique paint brushes, palettes, baseball mitts, decorative birds, rolling pins, cutting boards, garden shovels, mirrors, bowling pins, baking pans, cheese graters, knives, buckets, bottles, and more. The collections are excellently curated blasts from the past, and they fabulously turn regular old items into pieces of art.

Keywords: Intentional art pieces | Accidental art | Art pieces | Unexpected treasures | Antique shop | Traveling | World

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