Fourteen Actors Acting is one of those creative projects we love featuring on theMET. Dramatic yet beautiful, it was directed by Solve Sundsbo of Norway, a fashion photographer whose incredible work we've shown many times before (see here,… Continue
The Velveteen Rabbit
Going on now till April 30th is a show that most anyone can relate to. If you grew up in the United States, more likely than not, you've read most of the books that were the inspiration behind Gallery 1988's current show Required Reading.
Today's artists were asked to create posters that were inspired by classic novels. You'll find… Continue
Just how beautiful are these oil paintings? At the age of ten, Kal Gajoum entered his first art contest. Later, a family friend, who happened to attend the Leonardo D’Vinci School of Art in Rome, would introduce Gajoum to oil painting and palette knife techniques.
His subjects range from the iconic European landmarks of Paris and London to New York. Gajourm infuses oil painting techniques… Continue
Walk into the headquarters of Facebook and you'll quickly realize a few key facts.
1. Mark Zuckerberg is a huge fan of David Choe's art.
2. René Magritte's The Son of Man image is everywhere.
3. Facebook workers (and visitors) are encouraged to write on walls.
4. Pop culture and internet memes have infiltrated their offices.
It is always nice to revisit our favorite photographers who are growing in their art. Featured before (in the post Let’s Play Pretend), Lissy Laricchia is the talented photographer who captures our hearts with her dreamlike photos and her incredible imagination. In this… Continue
Social housing buildings are often thought of as plain and boring because of their limited budgets and strict regulations. Someone didn't tell that to Spanish architecture firm Roldán + Berengué who designed this striking 75-unit social housing tower in Barcelona.
Conceived as part of an urban master plan, the uneven layering of the facade creates a dynamic aesthetic identity, while… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 27, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Here at theMET, we're always looking for creative projects that catch our eye. More than anything, we love posting about work that pushes boundaries, showing our audience something that has been changed, flipped or spinned into something magically different. Then, we see it as our job to find out the story behind such projects. What inspired the artist or photographer to start down that path?… Continue
Japanese student Takayuki Hori printed skeletons of eight endangered species on translucent paper. When laid flat, all you see are scattered bones. Once the papers are folded together, however, the printed components unite as a whole, and the animals' frames spring to life!
Oritsunagumono tells a visual story that highlights the environmental threat of pollution to species… Continue
If you thought photos of "little people" were silly and just for play, then you haven't seen the work of Vincent Boussereuz. Back in February 2009, we wrote about his incredibly creative and well-crafted scenes filled with mysterious miniature people. It was one of our most visited posts ever, as… Continue
Public installation artist Candy Chang is back with another wonderful project! Similar in vein to her New Orleans installation, Chang has created something amazing out of something old and often overlooked.
"Looking for Love Again is an interactive public art project that collects… Continue
For those of you who've seen the hit movie 500 Days of Summer, you’ll remember that cute scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel pretend to live in an IKEA store. Photographer Christian Gideon must have been inspired by that scene when he created this funny series. Gideon and his friends hilariously photographed themselves living in IKEA's showrooms, acting… Continue
London-born Jason Bell takes photographs as if he was a movie director. Each of his celebrity subjects have a look of purpose and intent. It's almost as if we're looking at a frame right before a dramtic scene in a film.
Bell studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University before returning to London to work for the Sunday Times. He lives… Continue
Now playing in select theaters is Morgan Spurlock's new movie called The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. In this recent TED talk, Spurlock shares how he went "inside" to find out how corporations are pushing their products onto consumers.
Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist based in Lucerne, Switzerland who was born with a natural gift. At the young age of five, he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, destiny called. Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs so he turned to origami in hopes that it would inspire him to come up with something more original.…
HDR expert and friend Trey Ratcliff just recently created this spooky photo called Ghost from the Dungeon.
"I was walking along the Thames river in London, following up on a lead that a reader told me about," he says. "There was supposed to be some cool hidden underground area that you can access from underneath one of the bridges that crosses the river. I never found it,… Continue
As part of Levi's involvement at MOCA's Art in the Streets show, they're pairing three of the exhibit’s artists with renowned filmmakers to create a series of film shorts called Meet the Artists. Why? To bring these artists' work to life. These films will be made… Continue
Scott Weaver is truly the definition of perseverance. 35 years ago he began his work on Rolling Through the Bay, an insanely complex kinetic sculpture made entirely of toothpicks! Weaver’s elaborate sculpture is made up of multiple “tours” that have pingpong balls moving through the iconic symbols of San Francisco. He has spent well over 3,000 hours on this project.