All Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (4,553)

Incredible Photographs of a Bullet Piercing a Drop of Water

Dutch photographer Alexander Augusteijn captures beautiful collisions. His high-speed photographs freeze the exact moment when a bullet intersects with a single drop of water. This moving and instantaneous target isn’t an easy thing to document, and it requires his patience, correct timing, and a complex studio setup. The result, however, is absolutely stunning as we see a solitary…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 23, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Large Coral Reef Sculpture Raises Conservation Awareness



Our Changing Seas III is part of an ongoing series featuring large-scale coral reef sculptures by artist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, who finds herself turning to environmental science and marine biology to find inspiration for her artwork. The artist carefully shapes the coral from glazed stoneware and porcelain to mimic the beauty of nature, using chopsticks and…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Silhouettes of Superheroes Reveal Their Past and Present, Part II

Fairfield, California-based artist Khoa Hoa is back with the second part of her awesome poster series, Superheroes - Past/Present. While last time we looked at the past and present of more familiar heroes like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, this time, Hoa may just stump you, unless you're a true comic book fan. Similar to her last set, the artist brings out the…

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Added by alice on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns



Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called Destruction/Creation, which features images of gorgeous "sculptures" formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using photo manipulation to form delicate figures in the billows of paint,…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

Amnesty International Freedom Candles Burn as a Symbol of Hope



Amnesty International Freedom Candles are a set of limited edition candles, designed by Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk of Coarse, that were developed as a fundraiser for Amnesty International. Each of the three candles represents an injustice that Amnesty International continues to fight against. As the candles melt, the injustice disintegrates before our eyes and a more…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nicolas Jolly Crafts Impressive New Fingerprint Drawings

Using just pen and ink, French artist Nicolas Jolly crafts intricately-swirling images that are as impressive as they are detailed. Each composition is comprised of a meticulous collection of mark-making featuring countless black hatches that effortlessly flow in different directions. Jolly calls this his “fingerprint” technique, and the waves of lines animate the subject and add a…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala…

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Added by alice on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Photographs Document Memorable Meals in Famous Fiction

The Great Gatsby



Famous fiction has yielded both delectable and disgusting meals. Designer and writer Dianah Fried prepares food that appears in some literary classics like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After assembling a dish like an avocado with crabmeat salad (from…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

MMM Exclusive: Vibrant Geometric Street Art by Okudart in Madrid



A few blocks from our temporary apartment in Madrid, my wife and I spotted this eye-catching street art piece by Okudart. The very first thing you'll notice is the intense burst of colors radiating from the mural. The piece is bright and vibrant in all the right ways and truly adds life to an already…

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Added by Eugene on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Otherworldly Light Installation Alters Perceptions of Reality



Within the space of a large trailer, artist Candaş Şişman produced a beautifully illuminated space that seems otherworldly. Using strong light sources, lenses, a convex mirror, a fog machine, and a sound system, the İstanbul-based artist transformed perceptions of space into an unending abyss of light.

The installation, entitled I/P/O-cle (I—Input, P—Process, O—Output,…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Expansive Mural in Ukraine Conveys Hope for a Better Future



French street artist Seth Globepainter recently journeyed to the city of Kiev, where he teamed up with his local artist friend Kislow to paint this gorgeous mural…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 21, 2014 at 8:08am — No Comments

Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse



There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone viral. While many photographers went without sleep on April 15 in order to…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 19, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Spoof-Wikipedia Site Offers Hilarious Abbreviated Descriptions



The Tumblr blog TL;DR Wikipedia is a lighthearted website with the tagline "Wikipedia: Condensed for your Pleasure." The funny website (which stands for “too long, didn’t read") translates a wide range of lengthy, detailed descriptions from the internet into a few concise sentences that will certainly make you laugh.

Sometimes brutally honest, the site is there for anyone who…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Quick and Funny Easter Comic by Liz Climo



Simpson's animator Liz Climo bring us today's laugh out loud moment with this quick Easter comic. Known for her wonderfully witty animal illustrations, Climo makes us double over with laughter once again with this gray bunny talking to a little yellow chick. "Painting…

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Added by alice on April 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — No 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

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

Cute Marshmallow Cats Float and Dissolve Inside Coffee Cups



How sweet is this? Imagine looking down at your cup of hot chocolate and seeing this! Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow shop Yawahada is the creator of CafeCat, an adorable package of floating marshmallow cats! For 860 yen (that's about $8 US dollars), you get two cats and four cat paw prints, two in chocolate and two in vanilla flavor. Not only are they cute, they're…

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Added by alice on April 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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

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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