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Week in pictures: Lost in space

  • Twig out

    Ron Isaacs creates trompe l’oeil effects using Finnish birch plywood; he then paints details of leaves onto clothing, twigs and bark. The artist will have several new pieces on view at Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia starting in May. (Ron Isaacs)

  • Flash dance

    People create colourful patterns while dancing with umbrellas for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province in China. The celebrations mark the beginning of the 1,376th year in the Dai calendar. (Reuters/Wong Campion)

  • I spy

    Graffiti art showing three trench coat-clad spies – attributed to famous street artist Banksy − appeared on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, England. It has been interpreted as a spoof of the Edward Snowden affair and the issue of government surveillance. (Reuters/Eddie Keogh)

  • Young at art

    Sixteen-year-old Shania McDonagh has entered the Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland for the last four years – winning the top prize for her age category every year. This year’s winning piece – titled Coleman − is a hyper-realistic drawing of an old man. (Shania McDonagh)

  • Spaced out

    A giant moving inflated astronaut art piece, Escape Velocity, crawls over crowds of music fans at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival − one of the largest music festivals in the US, which runs over two weekends in April. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mirror mirror

    Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer inserts giant reflective pieces onto mountainous or forest landscapes. Her work often deals with the idea of visual or emotional fragmentation. (Victoria Siemer)

  • Bird’s-eye view

    The photographic artist, Mishka Henner creates images – such as this one, Black Diamond, of an airbase in Herrington, Kansas − sourced from Graphic Information Systems (GIS) and Google Earth . He creates large-scale works that resemble circuit boards and Abstract Expressionist paintings. (Mishka Henner)

  • Masked ball

    A model – wearing an unusual headpiece and vibrant eye makeup − walks the runway at the Amato by Furne One show during Fashion Forward at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Stuart C.Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward)

  • Body art

    Crazy Daisy is a rocket made entirely out of female mannequins. The artwork, by Birgit Dieker, stands on the banks of the Rhine as part of the Sculpture Triennial. (Fredrik Von Erichsen/AFP/Getty Images)