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Does Art Have a Legitimate Place in the Digital World?



Ten days ago, an important panel discussion took place called "Does art have a legitimate place in the digital world?" On the panel were two artists, an art collector and the Culture Editor from the Guardian.



Outset, an organization dedicated to supporting new art, put on the event and Marc Sands, Director of Audiences and Media at Tate, led the discussion. Listen to this highlights video to hear about how digital technologies are shaking up the art… Continue

Added by alice on March 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Non-Photoshopped Body Art by Chooo-san



Can you believe that these body modifications are created without using any digital editing software? They are the painted works of a Japanese artist known simply as Chooo-san. We first came across the unusually realistic body art of the 19-year-old Musashino Art University student this past…

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Added by Pinar on October 18, 2012 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

16-Year-Old's Amazingly Hyperrealistic Graphite Portrait Wins Top Prize

16-year-old Shania McDonagh recently took home the top prize of the 60th Texaco Children's Art Competition, an art competition for young people held in Ireland every year. Known for her incredibly detailed and hyperrealistic portraits, the young artist has won first place in her age category four years in a row (check out those works below), but this year marks the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 18, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

Hilarious Food Art Features Potatoes Wearing Pink Sunglasses



These miniature potato installations are absolutely hilarious. Artist Peter Pink, self-described as "a nonsense maker," has taken the very basic food item and transformed it into a large group of expressive personalities. Potatoes is a series of situations in which the pink-sunglasses-wearing spuds protest with pink flags, fight off large groups of cucumbers, and catch some rays under pink…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Whimsical Illustrations Fill Up Odd Spaces In the Sky



When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his Sky Art, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella



Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind Escape Velocity, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's kinetic. That means this fun-in-the-sun loving astronaut has…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Street Art Project Spreads 4,000 Blue Butterflies Throughout the World

Artist Tasha Lewis has started a global street art project where she will create 4,000 magnetic butterflies and then send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not…

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Added by alice on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Banksy's New Mural Mocks Smart Phone Distracted Lovers

Banksy, the most recognized street artist of this era, had been quiet since his whirlwind tour of New York City last fall. Well, he’s up to his old tricks again, and his website was recently updated with a new piece that’s painted on a quaint stone wall on Clement Street in Bristol, United Kingdom. It…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Wild Crowds and Awesome Art at Coachella 2013



Thomas Hawk, the photographer who's goal in life is to publish a million photos, can now add 1,415 more to the list. Hawk attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year, a popular event held in Indio, California that brings out the biggest names in music. The event is known for its diverse musical acts - singers, bands and DJs who perform everything from rock and indie to…

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Added by alice on April 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Owl Illustration Created with Lively Splatters of Paint



Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) creates paintings that are alive with energy. Using a splattering technique, he creates beautiful creatures that radiate with vibrant colors. Night Owl is one of his recent pieces filled with a dynamic power that emanates from the bird's single golden eye.

Each of the artist's works is an expressive blend of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Surreal Images Show What Venice Would Look Like if it was Completely Frozen



Has Venice's famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they're actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram). He's taken photos shot by others, like Venice’s Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and…

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Added by alice on April 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin

With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there’s always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who’ve partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some of the ink quality is better than others, of course, but a lot of what we…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Angel Boligán's Sentimental Illustrations

This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a bit of a twist and, throughout his work, he is able to maintain a sense of humor that will make viewers…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor



Magic Carpets is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across the floor. As viewers walked throughout the space, the interactive designs adjusted…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Deteriorating Swimming Pool is a Stunning Optical Illusion

The pool that artist Jeroen Bisscheroux crafted isn’t the type that you’d swim in. Instead, it’s a completely flat art installation and optical illusion. The carpet-like painting is titled POOL, loss of color and it depicts a nearly empty, deteriorating swimming pool. Although it’s an impressive sight, Bisscheroux’s work is meant to evoke more than just a sense of wonder as it…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Phone Booth Wiretapping Street Art in England



One moment, this plain white wall was blank. The next, it was covered with the stylings of what many are claiming to be the most recent work of British street artist Banksy. The piece quickly emerged overnight along a wall located on Hewlett Road in the Cheltenham borough of Gloucestershire, also notably, a town that is home to the…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Amazingly Complex Temari Balls

These stunning embroidered balls called "temari" were made by the prodigiously nimble fingers of a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter NanaAkua. Impressive does not even begin to describe this feat of dexterity, imagination…

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Added by Noel Kat on December 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations



Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson. The New York-based graphic designer has taken some of the cleverest lines written by famous authors such as William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde and turned them into wonderful posters. These literature-inspired fine art illustrations are currently being sold…

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Added by alice on August 23, 2012 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Clever Illustrations to Brighten Up Your Day

The Daily Grind



While we're always on the hunt for mind-blowing, massively creative art, we're just as happy when we come across clever illustrations that can just brighten up our day. Threadless just released one of Jaco Haasbroek's funny works, called…

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Added by alice on January 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Aakash Nihalani is Back with More Playful Tape Illusions

New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani is a master with tape and uses it to create eye-catching optical illusions. We’re already big fans of his clever street art, and we are enjoying the pieces he’s installed indoors for a new solo exhibition entitled…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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