Author: Valeria G.

Beauty Ideals Throughout History

A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time. Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 – 1069 B.C.)   Ancient Greece (c. 500 – 300 B.C.)   Han Dynasty (c. 206 B.C. – 220 A.D.)   Italian Renaissance (c. 1400 – 1700)   Victorian England (c. 1837 – […]

Pantone Sample Versions of Art Masterpieces

Nick Smith‘s playfully arranges Pantone swatches to paper to re-create famous paintings from “Girl with a Pearl Earring” to “Mona Lisa.” Though his work uses broad swaths of colors, the pictures are still recognizable, looking almost like 8-bit art. He takes classic pieces and brings them into the 21st century, adding a little twist of tongue-in-cheek […]

The Beauty of Nature Encased in Glass

Though it may seem implausible, these translucent orbs bursting with activity and life are made entirely from glass. The New Jersey-based artist Paul Stankard, largely considered to be the father of modern glass paperweights, discovered in college the scientific glass blowing and the manual process of creating scientific instruments out of glass. He was instantly hooked […]

How Dinsey Princesses would look like if they were historically accurate?

Disney creates fictional worlds for their princesses to live in, drawing on historical and mythical inspiration to create beautiful fairy tales. We wondered what the princesses would’ve looked like if they’d existed in the real world, so we used context clues from the films to determine, as specifically as possible, the time and location of […]

140-year-old Tree Reproduction

Recently unveiled at the MadArt space in Seattle, Middle Fork is the lastest sculptural work by artist John Grade who worked with countless volunteers to realize this enormous scale mold of a 140-year-old tree. The process began a year ago when Grade and a crew of assistants scaled a Western Hemlock tree in North Bend, […]

Three-dimensional Illusions

David Spriggs is known for his unusual large-scale installations, which meld a sense of intensity with a sense of delicacy. Spriggs’s technique presents remarkable three-dimensional inventions that is seemingly ephemeral in its translucence, but is created from multiple layered images that are suspended vertically, allowing the viewer to move about them. Using layered groups of […]

Wallwave Vibrations

Loris Cecchini has created a “tattoo in relief” which appears as a part of the very fabric, or skin, of the wall. Architecture relies on the logic of geometry—primarily linear and planar elements—yet here the artist utilizes the geometry of the sphere in a roughly circular composition. As a result, the sculpture seems to pulsate or […]

Blandscapes: photography or drawings?

Spanish-born, London-based artist Oriol Angrill Jorda  creates mixed-media drawings paintings that mimic various photographic effects, inciting a conversation about mechanized versus handmade artistic production. Working with primarily graphite and watercolor, Angrill Jorda’s drawings take the form of double-exposure photographs, negatives or out-of-focus photos. These technically impressive works serve as records of an invented reality, subverting […]

Nerd Terrariums

Adding a little bit of the outdoors to your home is as easy as putting a terrarium on your coffee table. The self-contained ecosystems are small and simple to care for, and you can get cool geeky terrariums from Etsy seller Moss Love Terrariums with no work required except ordering and opening the package. The […]

San Francisco, 1 Man and 3000 Toothpicks

Thirty five years ago Scott Weaver  had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little […]

Tea Bags Portrait

The Malaysian artist, Red Hong Yi, created an installation called “Teh Tarik Man” out of 20,000 teabags for the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. She says it took about two months to build the 10-foot by 7-foot piece, which ended up weighing more than 440 pounds. Hong Yi stained the teabags for the […]

Awsome 3D Calligraphy

My name is Tolga GİRGİN and I am working as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer in the beautiful city of Eskişehir, Turkey. I am interested in calligraphy as a hobby. Sometimes, if I have time I do custom works as a freelancer. I have been drawing sketches since my childhood in my spare times. I […]

Alluminium Scultpures by Tatiana Blanco

Tatiana Blanco always refers to the figure in her sculptures. Her artwork is  influenced by real figures and her technique is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional form. She portrays her life expereience through human form and seeks to communicate through her figures’ body language. Communication between Tatiana Blanco and her artwork, and between her […]

Zarathustra, the Photobomber Red Cat

Russian artist, Svetlana Petrova‘s mother passed away, leaving behind her beloved orange cat, Zarathustra. Svetlana took in her mother’s feline companion and as she worked through her loss and grief, she begin inserting Zarathustra into classical paintings. Soon after, it became a full on project that led to these amazing works of art that give […]

Sculptures Full of Cities

Psychogeography is the act of exploring an urban environment with an emphasis on curiosity and drifting. Or, more colloquially put , a “toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities.” In his most recent series “Psychogeographies,” Dustin Yellin uses multiple layers of glass, each covered in detailed imagery, to create a single intricate, three-dimensional collage with […]

Matchboxes’ Art

Will Picaro is an artist based in Westfield, NJ. He is a freelance artist specializing in Matchbook decoration, he can  transform used  and brand new matchbooks into pocket-sized colorful portraits. He started drawing on matchbooks a little over two years ago  and has accumulated a large collection of animals, movie characters and his own renditions of famous works of art.   […]

Memorial Dice Portait

Canadian artist and designer Tobias Wong  died last year at the young age of 35, or more specifically, 13,138 days. In tribute, his friend Frederick McSwain  created this immense portrait of Wong entitled Die using 13,138 dices as part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at Gallery R’Pure  in NYC in memoriam to the artist during […]

Art Out of Every Little Thing

My name is Tatiana Khlopkova and I live in Minsk, Belarus. I create pictures which I myself call “something as something else”. I like to look at things from unexpected angles, to play with everyday objects, change their forms, colors, sizes, functions, find similarities and make connections. I believe that any object, terribly boring as […]

Light and Shadow’s Intersections

The Intersections project is a laser-cut black lacquer wood cube, designed by Anila Quayyum Agha, suspended from the ceiling and lit with a single light bulb that casts breathtaking 32-feet-by-34-feet shadows to create instant architecture in an otherwise empty room. My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and […]

Jenny’s Photography

Jenna is a fine art and underwater photographer based out of Billings, Montana where she lives with her fiancé Chris, their 2 dogs (Smoltz and Maddux) and their 4 cats (Flo, Study Buddy, Tank and Carl). After acquiring her Master’s in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, she made a drastic career change into the field of photography where she […]

Vatnajökull Glacier Cave

The most famous caves these days are glacier caves. The difference between glacier caves and ice caves is that ice caves are bedrock caves that contain ice all year round, whereas glacier caves are formed within the ice of a glacier. When you come to Iceland you will really want to see a glacier cave, but for […]

Imaginary Photography by Kyle Thompson

A couple of years ago, Kyle Thompson  became interested in photography. Unfortunately, his anxiety prevented him from talking to people, so he opted to experiment with self-portraits. He would spend hours, even days, walking alone through forests and exploring abandoned houses. He’s been to over 50 of them. After taking hundreds of photos, he posted […]

Incredible Sand Sculpures

While Ray Villafane is best known for his expertise in the art of food carving, he is also recognized for his magnificent, remarkably realistic sand sculptures. Using just sand and water, the artist sculpts incredibly detailed figures that tower above him as he works. Funny-faced people, nativity scenes, and hellish creatures from Dante’sInferno appear so […]

Art, History and Racism

“I’ve always been fascinated by history: art history, American history, world history, individual history – how history is written, recorded, distorted, exploited, reimagined, and understood.  In my work I explore the materiality of reconstructive history.  I paint and I sculpt, often borrowing from the historical canon, and then alter the work in some way.  I […]

Laura’s Surreal World

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses. That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura […]

Colorful Oil Finger Paintings

One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott  needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush at her disposal was stained a deep dark blue. Not wanting to stop and wash the brushes she decided to make a few quick touchups with her fingers, […]

Whimsical Objects Tranformations

Brazilian artist Camille Kachani  is sculptor who forms unusual objects based around themes of nature and art. He clashes the organic and the inorganic between the natural and unnatural by a process of brilliant artistic endeavors. Her fantastical touch transforms found, utilitarian objects into whimsical sculptures. Among his new works, the wooden bases of hammers, cabinet […]

Picturesque Wood Sculptures in South France

Something magical has been happening in the woods around the Loup River in southern France. The artist Spencer Byles has spent a year living in the area’s remote woodland, creating intriguing temporary structures from natural materials. The spontaneous creations are deliberately hard to find and are unlikely to be stumbled across. Towering woven structures, hanging […]

Surreal Fashion Shots

Bara Prasilova  is a photographer and artist from Prague with quite a list of awards to her name. She can create photos with a very dreamy mood gave by muted colors and often unorthodox poses. “I started to photograph when I was 18, just after I graduated from a business oriented high school. The single idea of myself […]

Micro Watercolor Drawings

On January 1st of last year, Lorraine Loots decided to create one miniature painting a day for the 365 days. The resulting series, entitled Postcards for Ants, is truly incredible. ‘I challenged myself to created a miniature painting every single day for the entire year,’ Says Lorraine. ‘The project evolved and people started booking sentimental […]

Holographic Paintings

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles. A pensive, melancholy figure is at the center of each mixed media piece. Rendered in impressively […]

Amethyst Shape Hotel

Amethyst, a beautiful precious gemstone, is the inspiration behind NL Architects’ proposed chain of hotels. But, their unconventional design does more than just reference the color. It makes the structure appear as if it’s the jewel itself. The Amsterdam-based designers created the illusion by splitting the building in half with the brilliant, multifaceted purple forms […]

Tale You Lose | How coins become work of art

Would you choose one cent over another? Well maybe if it was one of Andre Levy ’s colourful hand-painted coins you would. This Brazilian artist transforms dull coin sculptures into colourful familiar faces from pop culture, taking them from lifeless items to vibrant one-in-a-million artworks. From Spiderman to Einstein, through Disney Characters, Harry Potter, Where is Waldo, […]

Mini Beautiful Urban Landscapes

Michigan-based artist Taylor Mazer recently crafted incredibly small drawings that are no larger than your average pencil. He has a keen eye for the city. But what you won’t find in his work are postcard views of famous monuments. Rather Mazer favors the less glamorous side of the city. Street signs, lamp polls, highways and electrical lines […]

Dreamlike Selfportraits

Growing up, Canadian photographer Joel Robison was always a bit of a daydreamer. “I didn’t really feel connected to that part of my mind that was creative,” Joel recalls. “I didn’t feel inspired. One day, I came across Flickr and saw photos by people that were so creative, entertaining and engaging! It was like a light […]

Illusionary Street Art

Kurt Wenner, a former NASA employee, uses his mathematical expertise to produce each of his large-scale optical illusions. By calculating line, shape, and perspective, he carefully paints his elaborate floor and wall murals to trick the eye into believing the drawings are three-dimensional figures. His creations are further enlivened by people cleverly taking photos of […]

This is How James Corbett Gives New Life to Old Cars

Sometimes art is just that thing we have a need to make, whether it makes any sense or not. “I create my sculptures not only because I am able to, but because I am unable not to. My sculptures are by nature a solved puzzle, and it’s the challenge of solving the puzzle that gives me […]

The City Series | Vision of a post-apocalyptic world

Lori Nix isn’t your typical photographer. Actually, she’s more of a sculptor. These emotional scenes show her vision of life after the apocalypse, but that’s not the only thing that makes these photographs amazing — it’s how they are created: Most of the tiny elements are made by hand and assembled on a tabletop, with […]

Moments Like These | Disney Character in a Real Black and White World

The New York photographer Harry McNally extracts Disney characters in their colorful universe and cleverly superimposed them on black and white urban scenes like the subway, a doctor’s office, or a nightclub. The essence of the characters takes a whole new flavor.   Source: wikigag

Recycled Metal Animal Sculpture

Last year’s Sculpturewalk was one Carl Sean McMahon remembers fondly. His ‘Linotype Wapiti’, created primarily from an old printing press at the Castlegar News, won the overall Peoples Choice Award, selected as the favourite of all those who voted over the four month balloting period. The end result sees McMahon’s sculpture permanently displayed at Castlegar […]

Grimm’s Landscape

“I am colourblind and I can‘t distinguish green and red“. This is how Kilian Schoenberger, one of the finest contemporary landscape photographers, introduces himself on his Facebook profile. This fact strikes even harder, when we observe his recent works – the beautiful, yet ghostly illustrations of the Brothers Grimm‘s fairy-tales. The photographer takes us on […]

22nd Century Ophelia

The image of Shakespeare’s Ophelia submerging herself in a river has inspired artists for centuries, from the 19th-century  to the contemporary photo studio Staudinger Franke. Their “Barrier” series features female models resting below the water’s surface in a way that evokes Hamlet’s tragic love interest. While Staudinger Franke typically work in advertising, this personal project shows […]

Millo’s Street Art

His name is Francesco Camillo Giorgino but he’s known by the nickname Millo. He is an architect that draws all day long houses, streets, bridges, steps, gardens and parks; even during his breaks he draws on every surface. He participated to a lot of exhibitions and street art collectives. In your works predominate urban scenary, […]

Coffee Art

With a background in Children’s books Illustrations, Brazilian Artist Dirceu Veiga has now chosen as to use 100% coffee, no inks or paints, to produce his art.  He also takes bookings for live events, usually in coffee shops, where he creates portraits of the people there.  We have included a time lapse video of Veiga creating […]

Invisible Art

Stefania Rizzelli investigated the food’s bacteria that multiply themselves creating various shapes following their natural instinct . This research is a long project born from the artist microbiological research of every aliment, and it is been express by photographs. “Watching some alimentary bacteria behaviors, I conceived – Stefania explains – the idea of the ‘Invisible Art’. […]

Mr. Guill

Guillaume Cornet aka Mr Guil just started adding his artwork to the S6 community, however, he’s clearly been at his craft for a while. Because he matches large format work with extreme precision and detail, I had a few quick questions for him about the process. Ben: Love the favela pieces. I have to ask – how long are you […]

Pencil Sculptures

Only Jennifer Maestre, an artist based in Massachussetts, creats sculpturesout of pencils. She was inspired by the sea urchins, and she tried to create them with a lot of different material, even with nails! During an interview she explained why: “The spines of the urchin, so dangerous yet beautiful, serve as an explicit warning against […]

The Daily Duty

Given all the big decisions that today’s world leaders often have to struggle with everyday, it can be easy to forget that they’re people too. An Italian artist, Cristina Guggeri, however, hasn’t forgotten though, and she’s out to remind the rest of us with a series of images that humanize some of the world’s most famous leaders. With the […]

Glowworm caves

You can find the Waitomo Glowworm Caves  on the North Island of New Zealand. Its name comes from two Maori words: wai, that means water, and tomo, that means hole. These caves became really famous thanks to their population of glowworms (arachnocampa luminosa) that lives only in New Zealand. To survive this kind of glowworm only needs an horizonatal ceiling, where  it can […]

Human pixels

The californian artist Craig Alan can paint eveything with his human pixel, from VIP’s portraits to monuments. He paints a lot of little human figures that he uses to create images. It looks like a overhead photo where a lot of people is gather together to create a beautiful image. Impressive, isn’t it? Take a […]

Tire art | Rubber animal and hybrid

“My concept is mutation—mutants,” the artist, Oh JiYoung, explains.  “The product is from nature,” from the white sap of latex trees, “But here it’s changed. The color is black. The look is scary. Rubber is very flexible, like skin, like muscles.” He chooses animals that are often seen as “monsters,” then obsesses over every detail—each muscle, […]

Disney Gender Bender

If the Disney character will change their geneder, how they’ll look like? Sakimi chan thought about it, realizing some beautiful drawings.

Fuerza Bruta

Fuerza Bruta is a theatre show created in Buenos Aires in 2005. Every show is spectacular and energetic, and it gives 360 degree experience, where alla the performes interact directly with the audience. “Flood your senses with heart-thrashing fun, pulse-pumping live music and breathtaking aerial acrobatics!” Fuerza Bruta Take a look at these videos too: […]

Portraits of portraits

The self-titled show features a series of large-scale paintings by Kim Dong Yoo that, from afar, depict a single grand portrait of notables from John F. Kennedy to Michael Jackson. Upon closer inspection, however, one realizes that the work is actually comprised of hundreds of smaller portraits of other, connected figures from Marilyn Monroe to […]

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

In Hwacheon, every winter, takes place the Sancheoneo (mount trout) Ice Festival. So, if you’re in South Korea right now you can go to Gangwon-go and try trout fishing on the ice, even with your bare hands! You can also look at the marvellous ice sculpture, this here including Yi Sun Sin’s turtle ship and the […]

Trick eye museum in Seoul

The Trickeye Museum is an art gallery with paintings created using ‘trompe l’oeil’ techniques that give each 2D art piece the illusion of being in 3D. Instead of merely viewing paintings (as in a typical art gallery) visitors can interact with the paintings, posing themselves just right so that they look as if they are […]

The mess of emotions

It’s a set of self-portraits in acrylic by Lee Rim. The artist first performed in front of a photographer playing with colors, then she chose the best shots to make them on the canvas. The central aspect of the entire work are the emotional aspects of human mentality.