Saturday, August 18

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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 Painter Uses A Unique Canvas To Create Deeply Human Works Of Art

This Painter Uses A Unique Canvas To Create Deeply Human Works Of Art

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While most people can't effectively apply paint to canvas, New York-based artist Trina Merry expertly paints entire bodies to melt into some of the most iconic backdrops in the world.Inspired by the likes of Marina Abramović and Amanda Palmer, Merry blends performance artistry and a serious visual arts education just as seamlessly as she joins scene and subject. “Painting on the body creates a special connection to a person that other visual art forms have trouble accomplishing; it’s a distinctly human experience," she writes. Trina Merry Although Merry has a fairly traditional artistic background (partly because bodypainting cannot be studied in art school), she's committed herself to the atypical craft. If you ask her, t...
I Never Thought To Do This With Frames — So Beautifully Genius

I Never Thought To Do This With Frames — So Beautifully Genius

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I've always wanted to create a gallery wall...they're a fun, simple way to make a space look polished and personalized. But inevitably, when I start to attack the project, I stop and realize...I am way too clumsy to make this look as good as the Pinterest photo I saw. So my white walls live another boring day. But it doesn't have to be so hard! With some butcher paper, a marker, and some paint, we can all make beautiful gallery walls in no time! Here's what you need:5-7 images 5-7 framesButcher paperSandpaperPaint, brush, painter's tapeMarkerHammerNails Trace and cut out the frames on some butcher paper. Mark on the page where the screw should go. YouTube / LEAF Layout the wall by taping ...
What Started As A Few Scribbles On A Canvas Turned Into Something Unbelieveable

What Started As A Few Scribbles On A Canvas Turned Into Something Unbelieveable

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For many artists, the process of creating a piece is even more important than the finished product. While that may seem strange to the average observer, anyone with a background in art can tell you that watching a piece come to life is often more fulfilling than seeing the culmination of their efforts.That's why it's a privilege to see art in action. One illustrator named Jake Lockett recently created an incredibly intricate woodland scene, and he was kind enough to let us watch it evolve into something extraordinary. It all starts with a sketch. YouTube / Jake Lockett And the addition of color brings a whole new dimension to the piece. YouTube / Jake Lockett The end result is something out o...
A CEO Fell Asleep At Work, So His Employees Got Sweet, Sweet Revenge

A CEO Fell Asleep At Work, So His Employees Got Sweet, Sweet Revenge

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If you're the CEO of a photo-editing company, you should know better than to fall asleep on the job, because your employees could easily use that technology against you. When Zeev Farbman, CEO of Enlight, was caught snoring on the couch, his employees took hilarious advantage of the situation. After all, they spend their days perfecting editing software that people can use at the touch of a button. It was only a matter of time until it came back to bite him. 1. It started off so innocently. Enlight App 2. But then this happened. Enlight App 3. After that, he hung out with Jesus for a little while. Enlight App 4. And it only got weirder fro...
These Classic Books Were Reused To Make Incredible Art. You Can’t Do This With A Kindle.

These Classic Books Were Reused To Make Incredible Art. You Can’t Do This With A Kindle.

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Mike Stilkey is a Los Angeles based artist who has a way with words... and an unusual one, at that. Instead of writing novels, he paints on them. Using the covers of discarded books as a canvas, Stilkey creates beautiful works that bring new life to old art. Not only do they look cool, they don’t require any reading. Check them out! 1. The artist in action. Mike Stilkey 2. A woman in a red scarf. Mike Stilkey 3. The band of your dreams. I think I saw them play in Bushwick a few years ago. Mike Stilkey 4. A fishing bear and a giant, horse-holding man. ...
This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way

This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way

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We've all seen those movie scenes that are shot from the perspective of someone getting hit upside the head and falling into a heap. But before they hit the concrete, we're met with dizzying shots from the victim's point of view — scenes that show a spinning world full of double-faced assailants. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCI1_BTF'); }); She strives to make each painting a conversation piece as observers read between the lines of every layer. Alex Garant Alex Garant And that conversation springs from a place of complication, since we're tasked with making sense of imagery that puts our percerptions to the test. Al...