Thursday, October 18

Tag: art

The Thing All Of These Paintings Have In Common Is Incredible…And Unexpected

The Thing All Of These Paintings Have In Common Is Incredible…And Unexpected

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Synesthesia is the neurological condition in which the stimulation of one sense leads to the automatic experience of another sense. That might sound confusing, and it is for most people who aren't affected by it, but as an example, when some synesthetes hear a number or letter, they immediately picture a color. That color is always associated with that particular character.For Melissa McCraken, though, her synesthesia also manifests itself when music comes on -- she hears a song and immediately pictures colors, images, and textures. What she does with that experience is nothing short of breathtaking. It wasn't until she was 15 that McCracken realized not everyone saw letters and numbers as colors, too. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElemen...

This Intricate Wallpaper Is Made With Something That Might Make Your Skin Crawl

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Take a good look at the sumptuous wallpaper in this room. Take a really good look. The bright magenta hue itself is inviting, but once you get past that, get right in there and have a look at those details.When you get close enough, you might want to recoil. That's because these designs are all made from dead insects. Jennifer Angus Yep. Those are all bugs. Jennifer Angus Jennifer Angus This installation is the work of Jennifer Angus, an artist and professor of apparel and textile design at the University of Wisconsin. She was inspired by the beauty of insects after a trip to Thailand, where she encountered "singing shawls," which are traditional shaw...
Nature Is Already Beautiful, But This Artist Took It To Another Level.

Nature Is Already Beautiful, But This Artist Took It To Another Level.

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Spanish artist Lorenzo Durán has spent the last four years creating works of art from one of the most abundant materials in the world. We see these materials almost everyday for most of the year, until they are driven away by the cold winds of winter and sent packing to the dump. What am I talking about? Leaves, of course. :) Working out of his home in Guadalajara, Lorenzo focuses primarily on cutting intricate illustrations from dried leaves. Lorenzo Durán Many of his works depict insects and animals. Lorenzo Durán But he also explores geometric shapes and does custom work. Lorenzo Du...
The Man Dove Head First Into A Wave… And The Result Will Drop Your Jaw. AMAZING.

The Man Dove Head First Into A Wave… And The Result Will Drop Your Jaw. AMAZING.

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Surf photographer Clark Little has garnered nearly one million followers on Instagram with his amazing photographs of breaking waves. Unlike most pictures that you’ll see of giant waves crashing down, these are not taken safely from the shoreline, but smack in the middle of all the action. With his bravery, Little brings us the hidden beauty of being swallowed up by wind and water. Check out his breathtaking work! 1.) An experienced surfer, Clark Little began taking pictures of waves in 2007, when his wife requested one to hang on their bedroom wall. Clark Little 2.) Clark Little 3.) Clark Little ...
I Won’t Tell You What Makes These Photos So Awesome. But As Soon As You Look Closer, You’ll See Why.

I Won’t Tell You What Makes These Photos So Awesome. But As Soon As You Look Closer, You’ll See Why.

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Using tiny models that are all less than an inch in height, husband and wife team Kurt and Edwige Moses have created these amazing series of photographs which they fittingly titled "Un Petit Monde" or "A Small World" in English. It all started back in the summer of 2010 when Kurt was wanting to explore a new and more creative side to his photography. Since then it has really grown into a passion that takes up most of their time, with Kurt  shooting and processing the photos, conceiving of the scenes, creating the props and dealing with all of the technical aspects of their project. While Edwige coordinates the day-to-day tasks such as researching locations, ordering materials, coordinating  travels and interacting with people inquiring about the work. When asked...
Someone Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Build These Insane Statues

Someone Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Build These Insane Statues

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Public statues have long been staples of human civilization. They represent our greatest accomplishments and tell the world that we were here and that we did something. However, in recent years, statues have taken a turn from classically beautiful to downright bizarre. Whether these 20 pieces fall into the category of "art" is up for you to decide. 1. This is actually a hyperrealistic statue of a man walking in the snow. Seriously unsettling. Reddit / ShowingErin 2. Run! Just run! Reddit / Chartreuse_666 3. This one's in the Philippines. I don't want to know what's happening here. Reddit / SharkRancher 4. Superman doesn't fly so well anymore. ...
A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It… Mind BLOWN.

A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It… Mind BLOWN.

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If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn't paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft. He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. For Andres, his art is "more about the process and less about the result." Andre Amador He knows that it will all be temporary. Andre Amador While making his beach mural explorations, he uses a rope as a guide so that he can make t...
I Have No Idea How This Isn’t Photoshop. This Brilliant Work Is Nearly Impossible To Believe.

I Have No Idea How This Isn’t Photoshop. This Brilliant Work Is Nearly Impossible To Believe.

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Dutch artist Ramon Bruin has an incredible talent in making his art really come to life. His hyper-realistic drawings are all done in such a way as to give off an optical illusion when arranged and photographed in the correct way. Making it appear as if the art itself is floating on or standing out of the paper. Take a look at some of his 3D creations below: The whole thing looks like a painting. I bet there is a hungry crocodile lying in wait under the page, ready for a meal. Looks like they are walking right out of the wall. His work really comes to life. That belongs on a motorcycle tank. ...
This Guy Spent 10 Years Working On His Hedge. When You See It… OMG. It’s Unbelievable.

This Guy Spent 10 Years Working On His Hedge. When You See It… OMG. It’s Unbelievable.

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We live in a world of instant gratification. If we can't have it now, we throw a tantrum and just quit. But that's just not possible when gardening. You have to spend countless hours, days, or even years, to grow amazing things. It's the ultimate teacher of patience. So when this gardener set out 10 years ago to create a work of art for his wife, he knew what he was getting into. Meet John Brooker, a 75 year old gardener from England. Damien McFadden 10 years ago he set out to create something beautiful for his wife Damien McFadden It has taken him nearly a decade to perfect the mythical beast, adding extra details as the hedge has grown over the years. ...
This Balloon Artist Takes His Job Very Seriously. The Results Are Awesome.

This Balloon Artist Takes His Job Very Seriously. The Results Are Awesome.

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When you think of the phrase "balloon artist," you probably see images of puffy poodles, silly swords or maybe a funny hat. But this guy has given the children's party staple has been a mind-popping upgrade. Jason Seconda is the owner of Airheads Entertainment where he pushes the boundaries of what you thought balloons were capable of. I just hope he's not blowing all of these up by himself. I never thought I could be this impressed by balloons. This is just wild. Facebook The 40th anniversary is now the balloon year. Facebook I'd like to try this on for size. Facebook I hope this prin...