Since launching an NFT studio in 2021, MS Token’s NFT arm has generated several novel collections inspired by renowned artists of all time and the piece of art that is the Millennium Sapphire.
In this article, we will unpack each collection, explaining what it embodies, the source of inspiration, and where you can find it.
The Cubist Musicians NFT Series
As the name suggests, the Cubist Musicians series is a collection of art depicting different musicians drawn in the Cubism art style. Cubism was a revolutionary art movement of the early 20th century and notably the first abstract art style. It was practiced by renowned artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.
The Cubist Musicians NFT Series captures the dynamic syncopation of the musical arts. Thanks to their multifaceted and angular animations, these pieces evoke a sense of geometric spatial and temporal displacement, which is characteristic of the cubist painting style. The musical motifs employed within these pieces strive for a transcendent yet discordant harmony between the instruments’ shapes and the musicians’ bodies.
The Cubist Musicians collection has 31 cool and distinct animations tokenized on Ethereum.
View this collection now on OpenSea.
The Animation NFT Series
The animation NFT series pays tribute to the artists featured on the Millennium Sapphire, like Michael Angelo, Vincent Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Rafael, and Sandro Botticelli. It animates these exceptional artists as they create their art. The design of the animations draws inspiration from bobblehead figurines.
The Ethereum-based NFT collection consists of animated GIFs that will take you back in time and inspire you to tap into your creative side.
Here’s the NFT series on OpenSea.
The Playing Cards Series
The Playing Cards Series consists of individually unique 3D NFT playing cards featuring the historical figures and events portrayed on the Millennium Sapphire. For instance, the Queen of Clubs features the Chinese Philosopher Confucius while the Six of Hearts pays tribute to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the 7 wonders of the world.
The Playing Cards Series is a full deck of cards on Ethereum.
All 52 3D NFTs are currently available on OpenSea.
The Nudes NFT Series
The Nudes NFT series draws inspiration from Paul Gauguin, a French Post-Impressionist artist whose work influenced the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin is well known for his relationship with Vincent and Theo Van Gogh.
Today, Gauguin is recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthesist style distinct from the Impressionist era. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia. The paintings from this time depict people or landscapes from that region.
The series comprises nude images in Renaissance, Malay, and Reclining styles.
Click here to check out this Ethereum-based collection.
The Surrealism NFT Series
The Surrealism NFT series is another collection that draws inspiration from an art movement that has greatly influenced the world of art. It features surreal animated graphics in GIF format that jolt the viewer out of their comfort zone.
Surrealism emerged in the late 1910s as artists sought to tap into their unconscious minds to create unconventional art. The finished product was fantastical and dreamlike, giving the viewer a feeling of surrealism.
The key artists who practiced surrealism were Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Max Ernst.
You can view the Surrealism NFT series on OpenSea by clicking this link.
The Wyland-inspired Humpback Whale and Angel Fish NFT Series
The Humpback and Angel Fish NFT series is inspired by Robert Wyland’s artwork. Wyland is an American artist and conservationist known for his large public murals of whales and other captivating marine species like the Ruby Angel Fish.
This NFT series pays homage to his extraordinary artwork and dedication to conservationism, which is an inspiration to people all over the world. It features animated graphics of Humpback Whales and Angel Fish that come to life on the screen.
NFT Pairings Series
In 2022, Millennium Sapphire Studios produced and exclusively sold NFTs paired with real-world lapis lazuli carvings based on the Millennium Sapphire.
Each NFT produced was paired with an identical physical carving created using untreated natural blue lapis lazuli from Afghanistan.
The 4 limited edition sets of 10 identical lapis carvings comprised The Parthenon Temple, The Mayan Temples, The Colosseum, and the Vitruvian Man.
Further details about this NFT series can be found in this Medium article.
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