Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (937)

Stark White Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster



Kaikoura, New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates modern, inorganic renderings of animals that boast a geometric design. Each sculpture in his portfolio, whether it be a seal balancing an invisible ball, a horse standing in place, or a dog howling at the moon, blurs the lines between the real and abstract. They also each incite spectators to shift their positions to get the…

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Added by Pinar on February 23, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural material whose visual shapes rarely extend beyond anything more than a boxy wall…

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Added by Pinar on February 22, 2014 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

420,000 Matchsticks Form Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith



Artist Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels has constructed a massive model of Minas Tirith, the fictional city within the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, with 420,000 matchsticks. The Iowa native, who has been working with matchsticks since he graduated from college back in 1977, uses techniques acquired through experience with the material of choice to assemble…

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Added by Pinar on February 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Honeybees Cover Porcelain Sculptures in Honeycombs



Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck has a grand appreciation for both art and bees. Driven by her innate fondness, she manages to combine the two in an interspecies collaboration that results in porcelain sculptures cloaked in honeycombs. The artist provides her buzzing little friends with custom-designed apiary feeder boards and hive blankets, where she introduces the figurines and…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Woman's Incredible Makeover Turns Her into a Wooden Doll

When makeup artist Stephanie Hernandez, professionally known as Stephanie Marie, got her friend Lauren Jones to agree to a makeover into a doll, she wasn't completely honest about what type of doll she would be. Jones was clearly not expecting Hernandez to use prosthetics and makeup to morph her into a creepy wooden doll. Luckily, the artist was able to capture the…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Mandalas Made from Nature by Kathy Klein



Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein uses a variety of organic materials to produce a series of eye-catching mandalas referred to as Danmalas—a portmanteau of the Vedic Sanskrit words "dān" and "mālā" which respectively mean "the giver" and "garland of flowers." Each piece in her ongoing…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Artistic Paintings of French Architecture by Nicolas Jolly



French artist Nicolas Jolly produces subtle yet beautiful paintings of various landscapes from all over the world, particularly in France, capturing the allure of architecture and the crowds that landmarks draw. From la Sorbonne and the Louvre in Paris to the Pont de pierre in Bourdeaux (where Jolly…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mesmerizing GIFs of a Mechanical Model of the Solar System



Designer Ken Condal built a mesmerizing orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) with multiple handcrafted gears, wooden and acrylic spheres, and the mechanical engineering help of David Clark. Like a tiny kinetic sculpture, the structure takes motion through a carefully constructed system of gears, which are activated through a winding lever at the bottom.

The multilayered orrery includes…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature



Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or blades of grass as the edge of a lake, Armona adds an energy to each scene with her style and…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Photorealistic Paintings of Beautiful Women Lying in Nature



Tel Aviv-born, New York-based painter Yigal Ozeri produces unbelievably realistic paintings of women in beautiful landscapes that make it hard to believe that they aren't photographs. The photorealistic pieces, which often depict women lying in nature, capture every detail of the scene, from…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect



Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional effect is created. As characters and objects move into the foreground, they seemingly extend beyond the…

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Added by Pinar on February 15, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Oscar Nominees Playfully Recreated as LEGO Movie Posters

Following the success of The LEGO Movie and in anticipation of the 86th Academy Awards, illustrator and graphic designer Old Red Jalopy has created nine posters for Yahoo! Movies of the Oscars Best Picture nominees, as though they were all LEGO movies. Each recreation features the stars of the last year's most esteemed motion pictures as smiling, blocky…

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Added by Pinar on February 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dramatic Tintype Portraits of Contemporary Celebrities

Mark Ruffalo

Initially created for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, New York-based photographer Victoria Will's Tintypes series features portraits of numerous celebrities that uses an old technique for film development involving a thin sheet of iron coated with a collodion emulsion. The monochromatic renderings, which are produced through the…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Incredible Sculptures at New Zealand Sandcastle Competition



The 3rd New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place over the weekend, on February 8th, drawing in crowds of participants and viewers. Both professional and amateur sandcastle builders took part in the fun summer festivities on New Brighton Beach, constructing their elaborate designs with unique methods of molding grains of sand together and carving into the fragile…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Colorful Mounds of Dirt Transform a Gallery Space



Berlin-based German artist Katharina Grosse produces large-scale installations that transform the spaces they inhabit. Working with mounds of dirt and a wide spectrum of spray painted colors, the artist redefines the area she displays her work in by coloring both her materials as…

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Added by Pinar on February 8, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Man Spontaneously Creates Incredible Sand Paintings by Hand



New York-based visual artist Joe Mangrum creates colorful sand paintings on the floor that exhibit spectacular designs. Each improvised creation is a spontaneous work of art that Mangrum produces entirely by hand. Each mound of the pigmented grains are poured from the palm of his hand in…

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Added by Pinar on February 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Self-Taught Fashion Guru Inspires Vintage Style in Namibia



Namibia may not be the fashion capital of the world but one man named Lourens Loux Gebhardt, who goes by Loux the Vintage Guru, has a passion for the art of thrift shopping and styling, which may be on the verge of sparking a fashion revolution in Africa. As a self-proclaimed "hipster" (which he describes as someone with the freedom of creative expression and influence on fashion…

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Added by Pinar on February 4, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Famed Portraits and Paintings Recreated with Found Objects



UK-based artist Jane Perkins produces incredible pieces that recreate classic works of art and portraits of iconic figures using thousands of multicolored found objects. Each of the artist's creations is a compilation of numerous objects that range in color, size, and texture. She works with anything from buttons and beads to LEGO pieces, shells, plastic spoons, and…

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Added by Pinar on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Giant Horse Head Sculptures Transform the Scottish Skyline



The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a horse. More than just a pair of broncos to Scott, the sculptures serve as monuments of the…

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Added by Pinar on January 31, 2014 at 11:29pm — 3 Comments

Terry Border Brings Old Books to Life with Wire

1984 by George Orwell

Artist Terry Border gives new life to old books in his latest series titled Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs. The artist, who is no stranger to breathing new life into inanimate objects, utilizes his handcrafted technique of…

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Added by Pinar on January 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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