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Modern Photographic Recreations of Classic Renaissance Portraits

Italy-based photographer Mark Abouzeid recreates classic Renaissance paintings with real people for his photo series titled The New New World. His updated rendition of these portraits focus on composition, costuming, and props rather than finding the original subjects' doppelgänger. In fact, the photographer takes the liberty of changing the person's race in a few…

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Added by Pinar on April 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fascinating Photo Series of a Stylish Man Passing by Every Day



In Germany, an older Turkish gentleman named Ali caught the eye of Berlin-based Australian photographer Zoe Spawton with his style-conscious outfits everyday. The photographer, who works in a cafe along Ali's route to work, would see him every morning and exchange pleasant greetings until one fateful day when Spawton decided to start snapping shots of the fashion-forward fellow and share them…

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My Modern Shop Spotlight #8 - Venus by David Jordan Williams



My Modern Met has featured countless works of art, design, and photography over the years and now some of today's best contemporary artists have prints and canvases of their work available through our art shop. My Modern Shop offers an eclectic mix of everything from portraits and landscapes to surreal photography and witty graphic…

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Added by Pinar on April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Innovative Farmscraper Concept to Benefit China



Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut's Asian Cairns project proposes a new look for China's urban environments, offering an eco-friendly alternative known as farmscrapers (in lieu of skyscrapers). With China's urbanized population growing, leaving fewer and fewer countryside inhabitants, there is an inevitable increase in energy consumption and, thus, an environmental…

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Wooden Chairs Suspended in a Infinite Loop

Brooklyn-based artist Marc Andre Robinson uses discarded furniture to create his eye-catching sculptural installations. The artist's piece titled Right of Return (By Themselves and of Themselves) salvages over a dozen chairs and exhibits their assemblage as an infinite loop presented at a slant. Each chair in Robinson's piece is an integral…

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Added by Pinar on April 1, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Curious Masked Men Examine Nature



Watchmen is a series by Paris-based photographer Lionel Bayol-Thémines that presents a number of masked men and women looking over an expanse of land and sea. The calm collection of images give us a taste of a less explored scene of elusive superheroes taking a moment to breathe in their natural surroundings and reflect on their lives.

The viewer is immersed in the images…

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Powerful Portraits of Captive Creatures

Auckland, New Zealand-based photographer Cally Whitham takes artistic portraits of animals for her series titled Captive. The collection of images in the ongoing series presents wild creatures as attentive beings, calmly posing for the camera. From a gentle giraffe to a tame tiger, Whitham captures a vulnerable side to these animals that feels quite powerful and…

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Added by Pinar on March 30, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

New Intricately Detailed Graphite Drawings by Joe Fenton

London-based artist Joe Fenton continues to mesmerize us with his skilled hand and imaginative mind at work on the latest addition to his ongoing series titled The Landing. The artist has just recently completed the second and biggest panel of his large-scale triptych. The first two of his three-part drawings feature his signature monochromatic style in graphite on…

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Unbelievable GIFs of an Artist Balancing Palm Leaf Ribs

Balance is a short film directed by Tobias Hutzler that captures the unbelievable balancing act performed by artist Mädir Eugster of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque. Set against a blank, white backdrop, the performance artist carefully assembles 16 bare ribs of palm leaves and a feather by balancing each piece in…

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Added by Pinar on March 29, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Beautiful Sunrise Photos Taken from Same Spot for a Year

January 5

Over the course of one year, photographer Robert Weingarten took a picture of the sky, sea, and city from the same position overlooking Santa Monica Bay at 6:30 AM. The aptly titled 6:30 AM Series strictly uses only one aperture size (f/22), image size (2 1/4 in.2), and lens (350mm) in addition to the fixed position…

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Japanese Schoolgirls Perform Superhuman Energy Attacks



There is a massive internet photo trend brewing amongst youths in Japan right now that involves taking pictures of teens who appear to be releasing invisible energy that sends their peers flying. The photo mania is especially popular amongst schoolgirls who started the trend by uploading images on Twitter and labeling them as "…

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Added by Pinar on March 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

7 Most Inspirational Photo Series to Warm Your Heart



Photographers capture a variety of portraits and landscapes, but it's the personal photo series with beautiful images that make you want to laugh and cry that stick with you. They're the ones that make you want to know more about the subjects and share them with others. These types of collections resonate most deeply with an audience, creating a connection that…

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Added by Pinar on March 28, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Hilarious New Street Art from Hanksy

The Walken Dead

Hanksy has a whole new set of hilarious images! The artist has been growing his collection of funny street art this year in preparation for a solo show at Gallery1988. The artist, who…

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Added by Pinar on March 28, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Tree Hole Paintings Brighten Up China's Streets

In China, public trees have been transforming into beautiful works of art thanks to 23-year-old art student Wang Yue. With her friend Li Yue, aka Belladrops, documenting her progress, the artist has garnered much attention for her creative public art which has turned the streets of Shijiazhuang into a…

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Large Bicycle Chain Sculptures of Meditative Faces

Korean artist Young-Deok Seo never ceases to amaze us with his skilled ability to turn ordinary bicycle chains into extraordinary figurative sculptures. Through his…

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Added by Pinar on March 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Funny Portraits of Animals Dressed Like Humans

Zoo Portraits is a funny photo series by Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal that pairs animal heads with human bodies. Partal humorously manages to present his wildlife subjects as a believable display of individual men, each with his own personality and style. From a ferocious yet cuddly black bear wearing a winter sweater adorned with skull and snowflake designs to…

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Added by Pinar on March 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Incredible Shadow Drawings Appear Through Mangled Wires

New York-based artist Larry Kagan creates abstract wire sculptures that transform into recognizable figures when exposed to light from a precise angle. Similar to the likes of Diet Wiegman,…

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Added by Pinar on March 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Life-Size Installations of Hands Playing with Toys



Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn playfully designs disembodied hands playing with life-size toys. The artist's public installation titled Esto no es un juego, or This is not a game, is especially interesting in its declaration juxtaposed with a pair of hands holding onto what appear to be plastic toys. Like the set of a child's imagination gone wild at…

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Added by Pinar on March 26, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Surreal Blossoming Head Sculptures Made of Wax



London-based artist Rebecca Stevenson creates figurative sculptures that blossom into surreal structures. Her multimedia figures, primarily constructed out of wax, incorporate floral motifs. The artists produces realistic renderings of heads paired with unconventional patterns and colors that burst out from the temple of her bodiless subjects.

Stevenson…

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Added by Pinar on March 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Massive 16th Century Sculpture of a Guardian Colossus

Shrouded within the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy), there sits a gigantic 16th century sculpture known as Colosso dell'Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus. The brooding structure was first erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna. Like a guardian of the pond in front of him, the giant is in an endless watchful pose, perched…

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Added by Pinar on March 26, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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