Animals From History is a playful series that ties together history lessons with incredibly detailed animal illustrations. Created by Christina Hess, each full color print features a famous character portrayed by a well-dressed cat or a dog. Hess pairs her illustrations with the elaborate life stories of cleverly named characters…
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Designed by French artist Benedetto Bufalino, this picnic table will make any adult feel like a kid again. The oversized sculpture, entitled La Table de Pique Nique, looks just like the real thing but at a much larger scale, standing six and a half feet tall. From a distance, the optical illusion creates a confusing distortion that is hard to understand…
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Overpower is a creative little sculpture that portrays a battle between a Medieval knight and a modern lightbulb. Created by artist Michel de Broin, the small bronze statue is mid-swing with a sword that seems to have shattered the bulb. As a result of his attack, the Middle Ages warrior is occasionally greeted with 10,000 volts of electricity that engage with his sword in a visual…
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Designed by Mexican architect Iván Juárez of X-Studio, Cactaceae is an otherworldly construction that blends a human-made structure into nature. Juárez developed the piece as a tribute to the land and, located somewhere in the desert of Tropic of Cancer in Mexico, it was inspired by the surrounding, flowering cacti.
Through his continued exploration of the relationship…Continue
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In The Last Supper, Moscow-based artist Nataliya Platonova filled every page of her little notebook with clever illustrations and she utilized the crease to add dimension to each playful scene. The project features all kinds of interesting characters about to enjoy a meal at the dinner table.
Occasionally the artist adds a hint of color to the otherwise…Continue
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Known for his large-scale abstract wall paintings, artist Richard Wright had great success with this untitled piece displayed at The Tate in London. The elegant gold painting covered almost an entire wall in an abstract, leafy pattern enclosed in a rectangular formation.
To create the piece, Wright utilized meticulous techniques, including some similar to Renaissance…Continue
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French photographer Alain Delorme's Murmurations are inspired by the large, swooping formations of birds typically seen during the winter every year in Europe. Shortly before sunset between November and February, starlings take to the skies, looking for a place to settle in for the night. It is both frightful and stunning to see the natural, undulating curves moving in such massive…
Real Virtuality is a visually complex project by German artist Moto Waganari that explores the definition of reality. Through the project, the artist challenges viewers' understanding of space with his three-dimensional human forms intricately sculpted out of wire.
Some fragmented, some complete, some acrobatically frozen in time, and others delicately posed in…Continue
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Romanian artist Caras Ionut's fine art photo manipulations cleverly merge reality with lively dreams. In the imaginative scenes, viewers are introduced to odd behavior like a young girl fishing while riding atop another giant fish or a rhino walking on water.
To create each piece,…Continue
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It's fairly impossible to predict what British artist Andy Goldsworthy might come up with next! The Scotland-based artist creates intriguing, site-specific land art that utilizes natural resources in completely unexpected ways. The final results are organized, colorfully radiating leaves, spiraling sticks, and mounds of thin rocks that convey the beauty of the natural environment in creative…
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In a continuation of his intriguing Millenium series, Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan developed a number of oil paintings that will force your eyes to make sense of the distortions. The artist painted stunning portraits along the most unexpected surface,…Continue
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Relativity is a series that explores the relationship between two elegantly dressed figures as they float within surreal surroundings. With their faces hidden from view, the man and woman universally symbolize any person who has ever felt lost or misdirected in life. Created by Nashville-based artist Alex Hall, the oil paints on masonite panels blend figurative portraits with illogical…
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For some people, maintaining a positive body image can be a lifelong challenge. In a series of complex paintings called Skin, 19-year-old photographer & mixed media artist Rosanna Jones explores how body image—whether positive or negative—can unconsciously affect identity.
The project was inspired by this François de La Rochefoucauld quote: "We are so accustomed to disguise…Continue
In this digital age, using smartphones, deciphering icons, and clicking "like" have become second nature. It's inevitable that our minds might begin to apply these many technological trends to everyday life. In his series called Cinismo Ilustrado (Cynicism Illustrated), illustrator and designer Eduardo Salles created a series of posters that touch on these…
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Korean artist Jeong Woo Jae paints with such realistic details that, upon quick glance, these oil paintings could be mistaken for photographs. However, the painterly qualities quickly reveal themselves in the form of clean brushstrokes, incredibly vivid color and light, and a disproportionately gigantic dog.
The Girl and Her Dog is the artist's exploration of the bond…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 31, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Artist and freelance graphic designer Pez created this remarkable series, called Distroy, in which the many cute cartoon characters whom we have grown to know and love are transformed into unexpectedly gruesome illustrations.
With just a graphite pencil on paper, Pez creates incredibly detailed layers of peeling decay, turning the characters into decrepit depictions of their more…Continue
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Along with his innovative, contemporary architecture designs, prize-winning architect and designer Frank Gehry also develops smaller, but still spectacular, concepts like these glowing Fish Lamps. The large fish sculptures are covered in jagged scales, which, when softly illuminated, cast glittery shadows throughout the room.
Constructed with wire metal, ColorCore formica, and…Continue
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Australian artist Linton Meagher constructs beautiful forms out of the most surprising human-made materials. Each one of these mosaic sculptures is composed from hundreds of empty shotgun shells, shotgun pellets, and acrylic in resin. The expressive pieces feature exaggerated colors and unexpected details that emerge from the perfectly arranged metal…
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This incredibly realistic, rippling installation, entitled Mizukagami (Water Mirror), was created by Japanese art director and designer Rikako Nagashima in collaboration with designer Hideto Hyoudou. The true to life forms are actually made out of acrylic and were installed by the two artists throughout a small room. Dripping down the sides of a table or…
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