Tag Archive: Art


Hottest Body Paintings

 

 

 

Here is the first example:

 

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Need/want more ? OK …

 

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    These works of art on the human canvas are lightyears beyond the usual painted-on bikinis and Wonder Woman costumes … Here’s one more example …

 

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Inquisitive readers can see the other 66 amazing creations here . Enjoy .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Boy’s Dad Decorates His 1st Grader’s Lunch Bag With A New Cartoon Everyday

 

 

 

 

 

Behold another the the Father’s creations . We’ll bet the boy is the envy of all his classmates .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Dad’s creations are too cool to throw away . See fifteen more here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Swaps The Names Of Cities And Towns Around The World With 1,800 Cultural Slurs To Create ‘Map Of The Stereotypes’

 

 

'The Map of the Stereotypes': Slovak graphic design artist Martin Vargic has re-imagined the world according to cultural slurs, assumptions and stereotypes, with obvious choices like China becoming 'Factory', Australia 'Kangaroo' and Italy 'Pizza', as well more questionable ones, such as Spain as 'Pubes' and Canada 'Maple Syrup'<br>

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” Everything you need to know about the world is right here, according to graphic design artist Martin Vargic.
The Slovak student, who made a name for himself earlier this year with his ‘Map of the Internet’, has followed up that effort with ‘Map of the Stereotypes’, a detailed reworking of countries, cities and towns the world over to reflect the countless cultural generalizations and assumptions.”

 

 

 

Map Of Slurs America

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” Vargic took three months to configure the vintage-style base world map on Photoshop, with two additional months of research for the labels, for which there are said to be 1,800 in total.

‘ The majority of stereotypes are basically oversimplications, and though they are based on a real phenomenon, it is wrong to associate them with the entire country, nation, race or other group of people,’ Vargic told The MailOnline.

‘ When looking on the map, it needs to be understood that it shows the world from the point of view of a stereotypical westerner, making it a stereotype itself, the manifestation of the stereotype about the entire western world.”

 

 

 

 Epic detail: The map is said to feature over 1,800 stereotypes. Vargic renamed Mongolia 'Genghis Khahn' after the founder of the Mongol Empire, while China became 'Factory, India 'Holy Cow', Pakistan 'Al-Qaeda' and Afghanistan 'Terrorists'

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” Vargic renamed each country to a stereotype he believes best represents that nation.

  Some are obvious, such as called Russie ‘Communists’, Turkey ‘Kebab’, Australia ‘Kangaroo’, Italy ‘Pizza’ and China ‘Factory’.

  While others are much more questionable, with Canada becoming ‘Maple Syrup’ and Span ‘Pubes’.
Ireland became ‘Gingers’, Sweden ‘Metrosexuals’, Colombia ‘Cocaine’ and Korea ‘Bad Drivers’.”

 

 

 

    Regular readers will recall some of Mr Vargic’s previous works such as his beautiful map of the internet and the world as seen with the polar ice caps melted .

Copies of these maps along with many other fabulous creations can be purchased here and here

 

 

Read more of the “Map Of Stereotypes” here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Awesome Adventurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

   This is a most bizarre post but at the same time we found it highly creative , amusing and slightly disturbing . See the others and decide for yourself . Skeleton Sex at The Awesome Adventurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What If Famous Paintings Were Photoshopped to Look Like Fashion Models?

 

 

Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486

 

 

” Whether it’s tucking tummies, contouring jaw lines, enlarging eyes and lips, brushing out cellulite, or full-out head swapping, I’ve seen it all as a photo editor. While the conversation about the media’s portrayal and obsession with an unrealistic and unattainable beauty standard is not a new one, I think it’s crazy how much retouching people don’t notice. Over the last five years, having done many of the quick, subtle fixes that are the industry standard myself, I know that even an image considered to look “natural” is anything but.

  Of course it hasn’t always been that way. Throughout art history, painters from Titian to Rubens to Gauguin found beauty in the bodies of women who would never fit into a size 0. But what would these famous works of art look like were they to conform to today’s Photoshopped standards of beauty? We’ve taken a digital liquefy brush to the painstakingly layered oils of some of the most celebrated paintings of the female form, nipping and tucking at will. There may be something sacrilegious in that, but the same could be said for our contemporary ideas of beauty.

  Is their another classic work of art you’d like to see photoshopped to meet today’s beauty standards? Email Lauren your ideas.”

 

 

   An interesting project that does more to highlight the absurdity of today’s fixation on skinny than perhaps the artist expected . See the others here at Take Part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Puts Huge Digital Image Trove Online

 

 

 

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Édouard Manet
(French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris)
Date: 1874
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 38 1/4 x 51 1/4 in. (97.2 x 130.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.115

 

 

 

 

 

” NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a whopping 400,000 high-resolution digital images of its collection available for free download. You can browse the collection here.

  In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.” “

 

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Every Week, 2 Anonymous Students Sneak Into A Classroom And Proceed To Blow Everyone’s Mind

 

The artists have chosen quotes from various people.

 

 

 

” At the Columbus College of Art and Design, two rogue college students are creating quite a stir… but not by any normal means. They aren’t cheating or stealing, they are causing a creative riot. The anonymous duo, who go by the name Dangerdust, sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk.”

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” The pair are both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, and they are probably busy with a larger than life course-load, but they still remain passionate about their weekly chalk art. These two create some of the most beautiful (and inspiring) art you’ll ever see.”

 


Visit Viral Nova for many more examples of “Dangerdust’s” fabulous weekly chalkboard artwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Art Of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy” By @TheBushCenter

 

 

 

Published on Apr 4, 2014

Learn More: http://www.bushcenter.org/special-exh…
The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy will explore the relationships that President George W. Bush forged with world leaders to shape international policy and advance American interests abroad. Open from April 5 to June 3, 2014, the exhibit will feature more than two dozen never-before-exhibited portraits painted by President Bush. Portraits will be accompanied by artifacts, photographs, and personal reflections to help illustrate the stories of relationships formed on the world stage. 
Video by the History Channel”

 

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Micro Mayhem!

 

 

” Buckle your safety belts and check out this lil’ short we cooked up!!

(Warning: mild clay violence) “

 

 

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is an artist-friendly collective that houses some of the finest talent in all of animation.  We have a knack for creating unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility.  Home to the longest running stop-motion show on television, Robot Chicken, as well as Dinosaur Office, MAD’s Spy vs. Spy, and a slew of exciting projects currently in development.  Our work is our passion, come play with us. “

 

    There is lots more brilliant stop motion work to be found at their website . Check it out , you’ll be glad you did . Happy Friday .

 

 

 

 

 

 

A College Dropout Spent 5 Years Of His Life Doing This… 

 

 

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” A designer named Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent 5 years of his life creating an almost-perfect 1:60 scale replica of an Air India 777-300ER airplane. One of the most shocking parts of this story? He used only manila folder.

  He literally made the best paper airplane in the world. 3rd graders everywhere should be feeling pretty ashamed of themselves (I know I do).”

 

 

     The detail of this handcrafted model is amazing . This photo-essay about the construction of Luca Iaconi-Stewart’s plane from ViralNova is going to leave you speechless . No detail was overlooked . Check out the working hatch below and if that doesn’t make you click through to the full post you must be devoid of curiosity .

 

 

 

Even if they required tweezers.

 

 

 

 

Below is a shot of the cabin interior , but to grasp the true detail involved you’ll have to click through.

 

 

 

This attention to detail is unique. And mind-blowing.

 

 

 

 

      Be sure to see the entire post with lots of pictures and from there you can also access Luca’s Flicker page and Youtube channel which document the entire 5 year labor of love .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Looks Like An Awesome Box Of Money. When You Take A Closer Look, It’ll Seriously Blow Your Mind

 

 

See how this block of wood …

 

He glued the pieces of pine together as a base.

 

 

Becomes “Old Money”  …

 

 

 

” A skill like woodworking takes years and thousands of hours to become more than just a proficient at, but this man invested that time to be a certifiable master. His name is Randall Rosenthal and he has talent that can result in mind-bending illusions. The project in the gallery below all started with three pieces of white pine he glued together. What he turned that block of wood into is so cool.”

 

 

 

And while we are talking money and art , have a look at this “Money Tree” …

 

 

These wishing trees are actually called money trees, as well.

 

 

 

” They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but I’m willing to guess that “they” never saw these kinds of trees before. Look closely at these trunks. Do they look a little strange to you? They should. Thousands of strangers all over the UK have been working together to create these “wishing trees,” by getting rid of some spare change.”

 

 

That's because there are thousands of coins literally hammered into the bark.

 

 

ViralNova has more on both “Old Money” and the “Money Tree” … Enjoy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dice Mosaic

Published on Oct 22, 2008

http://www.alvarezd.com

” I used over 14,000 dice to make this mosaic of the two icons. The project is about 8 ft tall and 5ft wide.

Song Information:
Artist: Musicshake
Song title: Fun Times “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Defense Of Banksy And Guerrilla Street Art

 

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” To be a brand name in guerrilla street art is to be in exclusive company. And no one has built a bigger brand imposing his stencils, spray paintings, and sculptures on the world than Banksy. His latest installation, a scattershot, month-long spree of works called “Better Out Than In,” proved that to anyone who pays attention to New York City. Every day, across the five boroughs, the secretive artist debuted a fresh piece in a new location, spawning excited Instagrams, an interactive street map, and, yes, grumbling critique: not just from nannyesque Bloombergians, but the kinds of property rights advocates who sometimes cross swords with the Mayor. That is art Banksy style: sticking it to the man, and maybe to you too.

Apart or together, his compositions aren’t hard to interpret—meditations on the hypocrisies and opportunities of city life. But inseparable from the art is the nuanced question of how we, the audience, can choose to respond. Here Banksy offers little guidance. He seems fully content to let critics decry him as a criminal, or worse, as a crass commercialist.”

 

 

 

 

 

   Read more at Reason.com and as fate would have it the New York Post has an article about Banksy in today’s Sunday edition . Here is a link to the artist’s page as well as his Wikipedia page for those that want more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WOW !!!

 

 

10. Ray Hare - Acrylic painting on canvas

Ray Hare – Acrylic painting on canvas

Just WOW !!!

19. Samuel Silva - Ballpoint pen

Samuel Silva – Ballpoint pen

We can’t resist one more to make you go hmmm …

21. Franco Clun - Pencils on watercolor paper

Franco Clun – Pencils on watercolor paper

Do yourself a favor and see the others NOW !!!

This Is One Way To Pass The Time When You Haven’t Got A Clue

 

Funny stuff here , some of it very creative .

 

 

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” On the one hand, the fact that spring has sprung is a good thing. Our perpetual Narnian winter has come to an end, the sky is a funny blue colour, and some of us are even a slightly redder shade of white.

Unfortunately, this rise in temperatures implies something that none of you need reminding of – it’s nearly exam season.

But before you allow the fear to take control and start crying yourself to sleep, let yourself be cheered up by these rather amusing examples of people who had better things to do than answer silly exam questions… “

 

 

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    Don’t mind the text . This came out in April , hence the references to spring and final exams . We just discovered it and thought enough of it to put it out there for our readers . Enjoy

 

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Count Down To Halloween With These 25 Amazing Pumpkins

 

Jack o' Lantern - © Villafane Studios, http://villafanestudios.com

 

” Remember how proud you were the first time you successfully carved teeth on a jack-o-lantern? It’s probably time to let go of that accomplishment and bask in the glory of these genius creations. Pumpkin carving isn’t just for kids with those orange-handled safety knives anymore; it’s an art form, a chance to demonstrate your love for video games, appreciation of detailed portraits or passion for Jack Nicholson movies. Click through the photos above to get your inspiration for Halloween, and don’t worry if some of the designs look complicated — you’ve still got a month to practice before the big day.”

 

Hans & Heinrich Hubbard squash - © Villafane Studios, http://villafanestudios.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(TruthSeekerDaily) Viewer Discretion Advised! Do Not Scroll Down Unless Your Brain Is Made Of Steel And Your Nerves Are Made Of Teflon!

 

 

 

An eye or a sink draining?

20 Optical Illusions That Might Break Your Mind

 

 

The rest are here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Latest Creation From Our Friend 

BUD PARRIOTT‏@THERKTMAN

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17 Beautifully Sweet Watermelon Carvings

 

 

EVERY ROSE HAS ITS RIND

 

EVERY ROSE HAS ITS RIND

” There are a lot of watermelon roses out there, but these fruit flowers covered in rind vines present a whole new level of intricate beauty to the craft. Photograph courtesy of Andre Pan. “

 

 

 

Care for another ?

 

 

 

TURNING TRASH INTO TASTY TREASURE

TURNING TRASH INTO TASTY TREASURE

 

” Why use floral bouquets to spruce up your dining room when you can instead add a little flair with food scraps such as watermelon rinds and pineapple crowns? Let this photo by Greg McComsey serve as inspiration for your next dinner centerpiece.”

 

 

 

See the rest of these beautiful creations here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Big Bang’ – A Photographer Imagining The Impact Of Bullets

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” Photographer Deborah Bay of Houston, Texas visually explores the impact of various ammunitions by capturing their impact on sheets of bulletproof plexiglass. “As arguments about the right to bear arms fill the media, guns continue to fascinate and to repel—sometimes simultaneously,” says Bay. “Only a small amount of imagination is needed to realize the impact any of these bullets would have on muscle and bone,” she says. “I just want people to think about what these bullets can do.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 Mind-Blowing Details You Missed In Famous Works Of Art

 

 

 

Another sample …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There Is No Greater Honor Than To Be Included As A Member Of The Statist-In-Chief ‘s Enemies List

 

 

 

 

Get yours today and display it proudly .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 Dreamy Art Installations You Want To Live In

 

 

8. The Rain Room at The Barbican, London

 

The Rain Room at The Barbican, London

 

 

” The room is fitted with 3D cameras that sense your location in the room, and automatically turn off the water valves above your head, allowing you to walk through the downpour without getting wet.”

 

Source: semelphotography.tumblr.com

 

 

 

Not yet interested in clicking the link? Then have another sample .

 

 

22. Kusama’s Obliteration Room

 

Source: thisiscolossal.com

 

 

 

 

“This is what happens when you give thousands of stickers to thousands of kids.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 very cool living art installations . Check them out . We are sure you will not be disappointed .

 

 

 

 

 

 

    A month or so ago we linked to a fabulous 3D sidewalk painting brought to us by Amazing Things . It was a very popular post on a really cool subject . Now we have the pleasure to bring you not one more sample of that type of creative genius , but a whole collection of them from various artists around the world . We hope you enjoy the show .

 

 

Amazing 3D Sidewalk Art

 

 

The 3D street painting 'Crevasse' by artist Edgar Mueller .

The 3D street painting ‘Crevasse’ by artist Edgar Mueller

 

 

 

3D artist Kurt Wenner unveils his latest creation inspired by The Big Lunch.

3D artist Kurt Wenner unveils his latest creation inspired by The Big Lunch.

 

 

       These are two samples , there are thirteen more photos of these exciting creations at the link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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