As you all know by now, the world lost a great one yesterday. To commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, next week's cover of The New Yorker will show a beautifully powerful oil painting of a younger version of the leader by artist Kadir Nelson. "I’ve recently made a children’s book about Nelson Mandela, but for a New Yorker cover, I settled on a younger…Continue
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Parisian street artist Julien "Seth" Malland calls himself Globepainter because his work has taken him all over the world. Most recently, he created a whimsical piece in his hometown of Paris, joining 50 of the world' finest street artists in turning an…Continue
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By accident this morning, we stumbled back around to Mark Tipple's Underwater Project and came upon a wonderful surprise. While in the past few years, Tipple has continued to take incredible underwater photos, it's this painting by artist Antoine Renault that really captured our…
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While artist Eric Staller's light drawings are beautiful in and of themselves, take into account that they were created in New York back in the 1970s using just a Nikon 35mm film camera, 4th of July sparklers and Christmas lights and you can't help but be blown away. By day, Staller would walk around New York, studying the locations he felt would "articulate the particular…
Phoenix, Arizona-based artist Daniel Edlen is one incredibly talented (and patient) artist. Using just white acrylic paint, he sits and dabs thousands of tiny dots on old vinyl records until a famous musician's face emerges. Depending on the amount of detail, one vinyl painting can take up to a whole month to complete.
Recently, he updated his…Continue
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If you can't get enough of those clever street painting illusions, you're going to love this. To promote the release of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (which opens this Friday, July 20), this awesome 3D street art has been unveiled in Madrid, Spain.
One of the…Continue
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In between exhibitions, Crayon sculptor Herb Williams takes on special, one-of-a-kind commissions. After his successful art installation of life-sized flames was completed in Texas, he was asked to create a Ferrari ENZO as a donation to a chidren's hospital. Sooon…
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Guess what just popped up in the Netherlands? An awesome 3D street painting of a classic arcade game from the 80's. It's Pac-Man! Leon Keer, the artist that designed the 3D LEGO Terracotta Army for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, was invited by the owner of…
Norman Rockwell's The Runaway has been fantastically remade in Halloween-style by artist Luke Radl. It features Spiderman as the cop, a pirate as the waiter, and a Green Goblin dressed boy as the runaway. Love this modern update. For a quick art history lesson, you can read more about the original Norman Rockwell painting on the…
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Talk about the old world and the new world colliding! Every year, the small Switzerland ski town village of Vercorin asks artists to come and create works during the summer months. They're not looking for a singular sculpture, they're interested in creative projects that incorporate the entire village.
In 2010, Lang/Baumann was asked to take on this challenge. "We thought it…Continue
Many of us rely on Skype to call our loved ones, but have you ever seen it used by an artist to paint portraits of people? Heidelberg, Germany-born artist Sandro Kopp has created a body of work that features friends, family and famous people who were asked to sit as models between three to five hours at a time as Koop painted them…Continue
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Now that's a wedding picture! Winter Wedding Light Painting was taken by Danny Turcotte Jr., a freelance and wedding photographer based out of North Bay Ontario and owner of Catch-Light Photography. It's of couple Kory and Matt, who bared the shivering cold for this magnificent shot.
Update: We got in touch with the photographer to ask him the story behind this shot.…Continue
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Brad Kunkle's oil paintings are given the Midas touch when their surfaces are embellished with genuine gold and silver. The beauty of these paintings is that their appearances subtly change depending on the angle at which you view it or the light that's shined upon it. Also, notice that they're actually oil paintings and not photos.
"I knew I wouldn’t be…
As an outgrowth of photorealism, hyperrealism is a relatively new school of painting that creates the illusion that you're actually looking at a photo. With new technology in cameras and digital equipment, artists have been able to be far more precision-oriented. While photorealist painters tend to imitate photographic images and will consciously omit details, the…
Though I'm sure you've seen body painting before, perhaps you've never seen it so beautifully done like this. Joanne Gair is a premiere make-up artist/body painter who's worked with the world's top supermodels and celebrities. The way she uses the body as a canvas is remarkable.…