Saturday, September 22

Tag: weird art

There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Whether you're lucky enough to be attending the Olympics or you're watching the world's best athletes come together from the couch, you've probably familiarized yourself with a few larger-than-life competitors. Names like Simone Biles, Yusra Mardini, and Katie Ledecky have likely come up over breakfast in the morning and before meetings in the afternoon. You've probably marveled at Michael Phelps' 20th gold medal in an email thread between coworkers or with your spouse during dinner. But what if these athletes (the smallest of whom is just under five feet tall) really were larger than life? Well, thanks to one French artist who goes by the name JR, we don't have to imagi...
This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

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If you've ever spent time with an artist (or if you're fortunate enough to be one yourself), you know that creative minds process the world differently. While most people spend their downtime scrolling through social media or poring over books, artists whittle away their idle hours creating something new.Just ask Natasha Farnsworth. While hanging around with her girlfriend one day, her affinity for traditional art and her desire to become a tattoo artist collided, resulting in a project that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Farnsworth constantly draws inspiration from the woman she loves, but this time, she decided to get her involved in a much more visceral way. Gathering her materials, she began this incredible series of body paintings that are designed to bend the mind's eye...
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...
These Scribbles Look Like Nothing At First, But Watch What She Does With Them

These Scribbles Look Like Nothing At First, But Watch What She Does With Them

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It's no secret that artists tend to look at life from a different angle. After all, having an atypical worldview is conducive to creativity. Illustrator Mary Doodles came up with a fun series with some help from her friend Dante, and each piece starts with a few lines. In the video below, she tells Dante to close his eyes and scribble on a blank sheet of paper. From there, she puts on her creative thinking cap and gives these scattered marks a new lease on life. This is what Mary Doodles had to work with when Dante was done. YouTube / Mary Doodles And this is the finished product. Pretty incredible, right? YouTube / Mary Doodles To see how she created this masterpiece, check out the vide...
This Woman’s Controversial Self-Portraits Will Change The World And How You See It.

This Woman’s Controversial Self-Portraits Will Change The World And How You See It.

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I used to think that if you've seen one selfie, you've probably seen them all. Then, I found this series of photos Finnish photographer Iiu Susiraja took, which captured the Internet in a web of curiosity. From making a statement on culture, to rejecting society's labels on "fat" women, these photos made me realize how people are subjected to gross judgement and dissection without a second thought. When asked why she made these photos, Iiu responded (with broken English): "‘I photograph me because it is the subject I certainly know the best." "I make object of myself and my privacy, which is a moment of fame. To turn the privacy as a public is a shelter for me. I feel privacy very painf...