” Leave it to adults to take the innocence out of coloring books.”
Here’s one more …
” Leave it to adults to take the innocence out of coloring books.”
Here’s one more …
BALL OF FIRE (18×15 inches, watercolor; 2008)
” Guy Harvey is many things, nearly all of them related to the ocean and his love and appreciation of that environment. Dr. Harvey is best known internationally as a prolific and talented painter of marine animals, his interest in marine biology (in which he holds a PhD) and his countless hours of underwater observation leading to an obsession with accurate detail. By 1988, Harvey was widely recognized as a top game-fish artist in the world.
Harvey is also one of the staunchest advocates of marine conservation on the planet. In 1999, the artist/diver/cinematographer/explorer collaborated with Nova Southeastern University in Dania Beach, Florida, to establish the Guy Harvey Research Institute, one of only a handful of private organizations dedicated exclusively to the science-based conservation of marine fish populations and biodiversity.
You can read more about Harvey here.
Sport Fishing is honored to share with our audience this exclusive gallery, not merely of 50 Guy Harvey paintings, but the 50 favorites picked by the artist, with a comment from him on each. It’s also worth mentioning that a portion of all Harvey’s art sales go to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Reproductions are available for most images here or call 954-581-0073. “
See all fifty paintings at SportFishing.com
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’
” 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.”
” 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.”
” 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’.”
Read more of the “Map Of Stereotypes” here.
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.
“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”
” 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. “
” 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).”
” 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.”
” 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.”
” 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 .
Funny stuff here , some of it very creative .
” 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… “
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
” 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.”
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. “
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.”
” 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.” “