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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rufus The Adventure of Sleeping Dog

Some dogs go on crazy adventures on their own, but Rufus has some help from his owner. He probably doesn’t realize it, but Sara Rehnmark dresses him up while he sleeps and posses him for cute pictures. Rufus the Pharaoh Hound gets to do human things like performing magic tricks, backpacking and… taking a dog […]

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 […]

Two Kinds Of People

Zomato, a website dedicated to foodies around the world, created a series of quite insightful infographics stressing binary differences in human behavior to promote their new app. In their “Two Kinds of People Project,” the company focuses on the radical differences in food choices, escalating with the never-ending conflict between Coca-Cola versus Pepsi fans, coffee and […]

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

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 […]

Cute Rescue Animals Recreate ‘Alice In Wonderland’

One Italian animal welfare charity just celebrated its 10th anniversary in the cutest way ever: by staging an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed photoshoot, featuring the laboratory-rescued critters as characters from the cherished story. The idea, hatched from the mind of Attilia Conti, a volunteer at La Collina dei Conigli rescue center, was based upon the revelation that the story […]

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’. […]

Beauties from the World

Each country has its own model of beauty and extravagance, sometimes even to ward off suitors too insistent. There is the tradition of the people of the Samburu in northern Kenya. When man finds his chosen woman and she returns, he will have to give her new necklaces of colored beads for aumentarela its beauty […]

Play Me, I’m Yours!

Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. Reaching over six million people worldwide – more than 1,300 pianos have already been installed in 45 cities across the globe, from New York to London, bearing the simple instruction ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’. Located in public parks, bus […]

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 […]

Foodscapes by Carl Warner

Food posts are always a special treat for the eyes, but this selection of Foodscapes by London-based photographer Carl Warner is definitely something different. Yes, that’s right – all of the pictures below are actually created out of fresh foods! Artist uses a wide variety of different ingredients, such as deli meats, fresh fish, fruit, vegetables […]

The “Impressionist Experience” by photography

Photographer Richard Forestier collaborated with art director Aurélien Bigot to create a photo project titled “The Impressionist Experience”. The series tries to capture and turn real life into still images. Bigot uses the key characteristics of famous painters: religious pose, nudity, antique drapery, etc. “If we recreate scenes with those elements and shoot them with […]

What lies beneath the water’s surface

This is 34 incredible photos that reveal a glimpse of what lies beneath the water’s surface. You never know what lies below the surface!! Source: www.architecturendesign.net

The True Face Of Cartoon

As talented as the illustrators at Disney and Warner Brothers are, even they cannot draw their expressive characters out of thin air. They, and other professional animators, often use mirrors to model for themselves as they draw their characters’ frowns and grins. The sight of these legendary professionals form the 1950s and later sitting at […]

The Food becomes Jewel

From the sheen of grease on the strips of bacon to the moisture on a piece of melon, this selection of food looks nothing short of mouthwatering. However, the work of Japanese artist Norihito Hatanaka, these delicious-looking dishes are, in fact, fashioned out of plastic. Norihito usually works producing food and meal displays for restaurants and shops […]

Vibrations

If we turn on a speaker, we know that the sound is widespread thanks to the vibrations, but what if we want to do an experiment? Buzzfeed is the experiment that we propose below. The materials used can be the most different, but the shocking fact and that each of the materials (such as cereals, eggs, milk, […]

The more insane Australian animals

These photos show that some places in the world, considered fantastic at the same time I am experienced as crazy and amazing places. Ladies and Gentlemen, Australia is one of these. The Pythons are so strong as to be able to eat a cow. Snakes find them shopping in stores. While playing golf you may […]

The tastiest pools in Japan

There is a place in the world, pools, said in Japanese “onsen” . We are in Japan, in Hakone, a prestigious spa, Yunessun. If you search for a tasty spa pool, it offers different types. From the pool to the red wine both outdoors and indoors, or in coffee, green tea or to Sake. For a little […]