This series of beautiful oil paintings takes us on an underwater exploration of colors, textures, and unique perspectives. Created by artist Samantha French, each scene places the viewer underwater to observe what the world might look like from below the surface.
The artist captures the bright sunlight glistening off of the top of the water and shining up from the ground,…Continue
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With his project collaborator Philippa Jones, photographer and artist Martin Hill travels to remote locations around the world to create environmental sculptures that represent a visual circle of life. What sets his land art apart from…Continue
Deluge is an installation mimicking a giant tidal wave by Atlanta-based artist Crystal Wagner that is made of plastic table cloth, balloon mylar, screen print and chicken wire. The site-specific piece creatively engulfs its space like an unrelenting surge of water, simulating the motion and brilliant ripples of the blue water and its salty, white foam. Like an abstract spirit or monster, it…
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Out of all the different types of art forms we write about on a daily basis, there's one that clearly stands apart from the rest - installation. According to Merriam-Webster, an installation is defined as "a work of art that usually consists of multiple components often in mixed media and that is exhibited in a usually large space in an arrangement specified by the…
It's safe to say that these aren't your normal colored pencil drawings. Colombia-born, Miami-based conceptual artist Federico Uribe's latest series, called Color Constuido, consists of 20 drawings that are part built with and part drawn by colored pencils. Though the drawings all have a sociological, philosophical or personal story behind them, they're all constructed in a similar fashion. The very same colored pencils Uribe draws with are the ones he…Continue
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Artist Seong Jin Kim's beautiful black and white illustrations are composed of quick, short strokes that merge together into amazing scenes. His work is a beautiful blend of thin black ink with a stark white background. Up close, Kim's style appears to be rough and incomplete. However, the broader picture proves to be an extremely complex, emotionally-charged image that conveys a…Continue
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Take at short trip with us, if you will, as we take a stroll down memory lane. Let's look back on 2013 with our most popular stories - the ones that made you laugh and cry so much that you just had to share them with your friends. With six to ten posts per day, it's not easy keeping up all the latest stories on My Modern Met. That's why we decided to give you one last look at the most…
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Cuban cartoonist Angel Boligan creates thought-provoking works that all have a touch of sadness and surrealism. Look through each of them and you'll notice that he isn't afraid to address such universal topics as love and loss, yet he does so with both style and humor.
At Cervantes Institute of Athens, in an exhibit titled "With Humor as Common Language," Boligan is currently showcasing his works along with fellow cartoonist Mijalis Kuduris. Considered to…Continue
Art of Silk produces beautiful silk embroidery art whose subjects range from fine art paintings and scenic landscapes to animal and floral portraits. Aside from producing traditional embroidery, though, the company has developed new methods of reproducing the intricate art. Founder Christopher Leung tells us, "We've combined this 2500-year-old art form with modern…Continue
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A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that's surprising and oftentimes meaningful. Whether these artists are rearranging natural materials found on a site, like branches and rocks, while…
Fans of classic movies like Big, Goonies, Blade Runner, or The Terminator will just love this fun collection by Italy-based team Van Orton Design. In the series of 80's Movie Posters, the artists recreated the characters of each story in the style of stained-glass windows.
The artists achieved incredible details by first illustrating…Continue
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English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and…
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At first glance, this amazing piece seems like a simple candle with a burning wick and slowly melting wax dripping down the sides. However, upon closer inspection, an incredible little scene reveals itself in the form of digital art.
Created by Indonesia-based artist Ferdi Rizkiyanto, Uncharted features the journey of a group of people as they climb the sides of the luminous…Continue
Foam is a spectacular installation by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa that transforms a room into a magical scene, making it seem as though visitors are walking up on the clouds. Unveiled at the Aichi Triennale 2013, the artist's piece offers a dreamy landscape in an otherwise pitch-black room. The Osaka-born, Kyoto-based artist creatively…
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Locked lips, a warm embrace and an ever present heart that symbolizes love. São Paulo-based artist Alex Senna beautifies city walls with his warm and endearing street art. This year, as part of Art Basel week in Miami Beach, in the Wyndwood area, Senna painted several new murals in his signature black and white style. Presented here is a collection of his work over the…Continue
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Inside, it's raining a rainbow of colors in this installation by Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. Installed at the Sadie Coles HQ in London, Melodrama consists of 3,000 plaster raindrops suspended from the ceiling with barely visible monofilament. Movement throughout the space is guided by the…
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Quick, thick brushstrokes and bold colors make up these impressive figurative paintings by London-based painter Andrew Salgado. Focusing more on the broad concept than on the precise details, Salgado produces emotional portraits that convey feelings of sadness.
In his work,…Continue
New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the ornate forms that have a traditional feel. There's so much going on in each scene…Continue
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The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fête des Lumières) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-François Zurawik, General…Continue
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