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Giant Sea Goddess

Take a look at this large and beautiful piece currently on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)! The suspended ocean goddess, entitled Thalassa, is the newest installation from street artist Swoon.

Just as stunning -if not more- than her piece for the Art in the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Nature Painting Jumps Out of Frame!

Skilled artist Gregory Euclide has created a new, large-scale installation that's flowing freely out of the frame! He used a wide variety of materials including acrylic, fern and foam to create, what he calls, Held Within What Hung Open and Made to Lie Without Escape. Once again,… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Dueling Dinosaurs Sell for Millions

Can old dinosaur bones be considered art? You bet. Just ask the overseas bidder who bought these two for $2,748,500 as part of Heritage Auctions June 12 Signature Platinum Natural History auction, conducted at The Tower Building at Fair Park in Dallas.

The “Fighting Pair” dinosaurs, an allosaurus and stegosaurus so named because they were found literally… Continue

Added by alice on June 15, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Shrines and Caskets

Sheffield, UK-based artist and comic extraordinaire Phlegm hits up the streets again! This time, he gives us a slightly more macabre chapter of his wall comics: Shrines and Caskets. Though it has a dark twist, his work is still just as mesmerizing as his comical astronomer we featured earlier this… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Magnificent Egg Mosaics

Oksana Mas is a skillful Ukrainian artist who makes beautiful portraits without using your standard canvas and paint brushes. Instead, she uses hand-painted wooden eggs to assemble incredible mosaics that are sure to take your breath away. Just recently, Mas created several Easter egg mosaics for the Venice Biennale. She was inspired by the old Ukrainian folk custom krashenki, where wooden eggs were… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 14, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Delicately Surreal Oil Paintings

Last Friday, on June 10, Melissa Forman and John Brophy opened the new two-person show at Seattle’s Roq la Rue. Forman and Brophy’s oil on panel works are a combination of delicate details and surreal scenes.…

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Oil Paintings of Childhood Memories

Next time you want to remember the most blissful moments of your childhood, take a look at these oil paintings by Darlene Cole. A rising young Canadian artist, Cole is able to capture some of life's most wonderful moments with her beautiful brushstrokes. Though we cannot quite see the detail in her subjects' faces, this only makes her paintings all that more sweet. Lovely through and through.…

Added by alice on June 14, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Amazing Fire Drawings

Here at My Modern Met. we love to showcase unique mediums used for creating magnificent art. Now, do we have a treat for you! American artist Paul Chojnowski uses fire, water, paper and wood to create photograph-like narrative images. How? He selectively burns and chars the surface. Chojnowski developed this unusual technique in the early '90s while working with raw pigments on wooden panels. He began… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Complex Paper Stencils

Ask anyone and they'll agree, paper stencils are an art in and of themselves. Belgium native Kris Trappeniers accurately describes himself as more than just a paper stencil artist, he's a paper sculptor. His delicately cut stencils are extremely complicated and almost magical, to say the least. The detail to each is astounding. The finished result is spray painted, but the art lies more in the process… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Street Art x Photography Mashup

Austrian and French street artists Jana + JS paint portraits of themselves in European cities, taking photos of unsuspecting travelers. The dialog between their artworks and the city dwellers creates a funny juxtaposition.

"We use stencil as painting technique, and photography is the basis of our artwork," says Jana + JS. "Our style is neat and precise; it stands in between photography… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Iron Sculpture Master

Leveraging his technical expertise as an industrial mechanical engineer, Italian artist Mattia Trotta creates the most amazing wire sculptures we've ever seen.

The iron sculpture master begins the whole process with an outline drawing. Because he doesn’t use any welding or brazing, and works entirely with his hands, the hard manual labor is often preceded by a design on… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Soft and Sweet Illustrations

Japan-based Matayosi takes some of our most famous fairy tales and turns them into soft, sweet stories through her gorgeous illustrations. The 28-year-old also has a knack for creating mystery and magic, especially in something so simple as those anime-inspired exaggerated eyes...…


Added by alice on June 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Stop and Stare Gifs

A few days after we wrote about Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg's gorgeous, cinematic gifs, we received an unexpected email. It was from Mike Pecci who said someone had shared our cinematic gifs link with him and that he was "in shock!" As he explains, "This was a theory I have been working on for a few years… Continue

Added by alice on June 11, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Animated Fathers Re-Envisioned as Beer Cans

To celebrate Father’s Day, EveryGuyed and Moxy Creative House have teamed up once again to deliver the second installment of their Cheers! series. This time, creative director…

Added by MikeGusto on June 11, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Surreal Senses

Jumping body parts? Say it isn't so! In this latest series by Italian art director Giuseppe Mastromatteo, called Indepensense, we find that our senses have all been screwed up. Back in 2007, Mastromatteo thought about the idea of "masks" in the sense that "we all wear a mask but we're still the same person." With the help of new technology, Mastromatteo moves beyond this idea and includes something… Continue

Added by alice on June 11, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

New Trend: Micro Pets

I've been commissioned by T-post magazine to create a t-shirt design for their last issue, Micro Pets. From their website: "Over the past couple of years there has been a dramatic rise in the demand for miniature pets. These animals tend to be derived from non-traditional pets, for example, the micro pig has become hugely popular."

T-post is the world’s first wearable magazine. All… Continue

Added by Juan Weiss on June 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Artist Creates Paper Zoo

It was only a matter of time before Calvin Nicholls' life-long passion in art and wildlife combined! The Canadian has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid-1980's. With such a variety of animals in his collection, he's essentially created his own paper zoo.

Many of the animal paper sculptures belong in Nicholls' most extensive collection, which includes over 75 pieces for… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Frankenstein's Flamboyant Brother

This elaborate mural by street artist Simple was spotted in Gothenburg, Sweden. The blingin' dude with a gold tooth kind of resembles Frankenstein's flamboyant brother. Really admire the sharp lines and meticulous detail to this piece.

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Added by Eugene on June 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

New Performance-Based Animations

South African artist Robin Rhode is back with a new set of work! White Cube Huxton Square in London is presenting Variants, an exhibition that will showcase five animations by the talented artist. Taking the chair design of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld as a starting… Continue

Added by alice on June 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Zooming In and Out of New York

Madrid-based photographer Alfonso Zubiaga must know something we don't. How else could he show us what a living, breathing New York City looks like? Sit back and enjoy as Zubiaga takes us over its busy streets and through its most recognizable landmarks. By zooming in and out of everything from New York's iconic skyscrapers to its trademark yellow taxi cabs, he takes us on a wild ride that… Continue

Added by alice on June 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

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