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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Photographer Stuart Holroyd Helps Shelter Dogs Get Adopted With Amazing Portraits

When photographer Stuart Holroyd moved to Cyprus in March 2014, he heard about a woman named Kayte Wilson-Smith who runs a small rescue center for stray, abused, and/or abandoned dogs. It’s called Bay Tree Rescue, is funded entirely by Wilson-Smith’s pension and donations, and houses roughly 60 dogs at any given time. Holroyd wanted to get […]

Wounderland: the strange and disturbing world of Mothmeister

If masks and taxidermy specimens freak you out, then you might want to stay away from Mothmeister. The boyfriend-and-girlfriend team operating under the name Mothmeister created a universe they call Wounderland (a play on “Wonderland,” obviously). Wounderland is where grotesquely-masked humanoids cavort with quasi-lifelike animals in barren settings. Somewhere between circus sideshow performers and post-apocalyptic mutants, the characters in Mothmeister’s photos […]

Herb Art: Mixed Media Artwork Using Dried Herbs

Working with the amazing artist and director Mustashrik, Baldwins – a London herbalist – created a range of artwork to illustrate natural beauty. The brief was to create portraits which in some way display the feeling of being beautiful from the inside out. Using a combination of natural ingredients (including rose buds, jasmine flowers, blue mallow, […]

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 […]

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.