Wall hanging relief faces made from pieces of wood by Bennett Ewing

Bennett Ewing, better known as "Eyevan Tumbleweed," is a nature lover with an art intensive background of over 15 years. In 2002 while living in Prescott, AZ Eyevan found his niche medium in found wood sculpture. Since then he has spent the majority of his artistic focus on a series of visages comprised from pieces of wood he collects from mountains, deserts, swamps, forests, riparian zones (rivers) and beaches.

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The wall hanging relief faces in his series are pieced together meticulously and somewhat extemporaneously, using the natural colors, patterns and directions of various wood fragments to create countenances not entirely human nor entirely elvin or fay. Bonded with glue and reinforced with epoxy, the sylvan entities and their expressions of thought and emotion portray a glimpse of an otherworldly realm that is not altogether unfamiliar.

His technique ranges from smooth and spiraling to rough and jagged, blending fantasy with reality and impressionism with ornate design—an effect that might be something along the lines of abstract realism.


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Oil paintings using several layers of semi-transparent acrylic panels by Michelle Jader

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Michelle Jader from San Francisco creates outstanding portraits of people in motion. Her paintings explore moments when we willingly and unwillingly dive into the next phase of our life. Each oil painting consists of several layers of semi-transparent acrylic panels. They are stacked in front of one another to add depth and emphasize the feeling of movement. The works are mounted to reveal these layers, but no special hardware is required. Each painting can be hung on a wall using a traditional picture hanger.

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The Fallen Angel by Alexandre Cabanel

The Fallen Angel is part of the Musée Fabre collection. It is a classic portrayal of a man by an academic artist Alexandre Cabanel. With the crafted way he depicts the musculature of the figure.  The angel has both arms raised and his fingers of his two hands interlocked hiding most of his face.  Cabanel’s inspiration for this work was John Milton’s 1667 epic poem Paradise Lost and the fallen angels, Moloch, Belial, Mulciber, Mammon and Beelzebub.  In the work we see the “fallen” angel – fallen from grace and banished by God. 

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Despite this shielding of his facial expression, it does not hide from us his feelings as we can judge his mood by what we see in his eyes.  There is a look of vengeance and anger in his eyes.  He knows someone will pay for his ejection from the side of God.  He retains his pride but thinks about retribution. The subject shocked the exhibition jurists as no students had ever submitted from Rome a painting which featured the Devil.  This was a history painting submission and certain rules had to be followed and the jurists and academics who examined the work criticized it for bordering on a style of Romanticism.


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Inspiration Behind Iconic Paintings By PEZ

Inspired by Graffiti & Pop culture, Pez is an illustrator and painter from Nantes, France

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Svetlana Petrova Inserts Her Ginger Tabby Cat, Zarathustra, Into Famous Paintings

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Svetlana Petrova is an artist and the creator of Fat Cat Art project. Svetlana and her 9 years old ginger tabby cat, Zarathustra, decided to enlighten the mankind and kindly explain to humans that the most contemporary art is to be found in the Internet


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De-Selfing - A Fine Art Project by Hsin Wang

Eventually   everyone will   leave me.   I will leave   everyone.   everyone will   leave   everyone.


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Hsin Wang has been using photography to create a visual representation of her feelings about romantic relationships, called De-Selfing.

After a major break up, she deeply believed that if she didn’t transform herself into a more likeable woman, there would be no more happiness in her life. Hsin started to dispose everything that defined the old “her”. She choses to “de-self” herself in order to please potential romantic partners.

Creating the images in De-Selfing has been a therapeutic process for her. Since starting the project, she have picked herself up piece by piece, gotten her confidence back, and been able to hear her own voice again.

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futuristic landscapes and architecture, biomechanical surrealism and fantastic realism by Peter Gric

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Peter Gric is Austrian painter, drawer and illustrator originally from Czech Republic. In his art appear motives of futuristic landscapes and architecture, biomechanical surrealism and fantastic realism. Most of his work he designs in graphic software and the more complex pieces, he models in 3D software. Despite his work in computer graphics, it is not his primary medium.

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"Rose study" by Charmaine Olivia

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Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught fine art painter born in Southern California. Charmaine Olivia is seeking to explore who we are as conscious beings in the universe, and the role color, emotion, and self-discovery play in living a harmonious life. She believes that every being is an artist in their own way, and allowing that creative spark to express itself is vital for the future world we want to create.

Her illustrations, photographs and paintings have appeared in publications, museums, galleries and private collections all over the world.


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Hyperrealistic paintings of the New York City Subway by Matthew Grabelsky

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Matthew Grabelsky, is an artist based in Los Angeles. He combines a hyperrealistic painting technique with a surreal penchant for unlikely juxtapositions. Matthew uses NYC subway’s underground world as the setting for his unlikely pairings.


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The Art of A Kiss

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Love is a war of lightning, and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness. Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity, your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages, and a genital fire, transformed by delight, slips through the narrow channels of blood to precipitate a nocturnal carnation, to be, and be nothing but light in the dark - Pablo Neruda


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Romeo and Juliet, by Frank Dicksee

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Mori Building - Digital Art Museum, Tokyo

TeamLab Borderless is a group of artworks that form one borderless world. Artworks move out of the rooms freely, form connections and relationships with people, communicate with other works, influence and sometimes intermingle with each other.

In a vast complex of three-dimensional 10,000 square meter space, 520 computers and 470 projectors create a completely new world.

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New works by street artist Banksy on migrants discovered in Paris

Seven new works attributed to provocative street artist Banksy have been discovered in recent days in Paris, including one near a former center for migrants at the city's northern edge, according to art website Artistikrezo.


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A woman walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018.

The elusive British street artist appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in the series of new murals, in particular with one work - the first discovered - depicting a girl spray-painting a wallpaper pattern over a swastika.


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A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. The street artist's artwork of Napoleon Bonaparte wearing a headscarf inspired by the original painting by Jacques-Louis David was found in northern Paris.

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The first wall was reportedly discovered in Northern Paris on June 20th, World Refugee Day, but it didn't take long for others to add or alter Banksy's work - most noticeably the blue tag over the wallpaper swastika piece. On Monday, another artist temporarily covered Banksy's work with a poster, but art restorers quickly pulled the paper off and covered the works with clear plastic.


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The Canvas Project: Famous Paintings Invade our Modern Days

The Canvas Project is a project created by Brazilian artist Gabriel Nardelli Araújo. The 28-year-old ‘frees’ well-known characters from classical paintings and puts them in the modern day context with the help of Photoshop.

“The process is entirely digital, my works do not exist, at least so far, in physical form. It is done in Photoshop based on photos of places I visited and pictures that I had access to. Other pictures are made available online by the museums themselves in high-resolution files, which has greatly helped in the final quality of the images,” he explained.

At first, this project was just an outlet for Gabriel, that let him create surreal images, but over the time its importance changed.  “I have been perceiving montages as new forms of appropriation of space and works of art. I feel like I leave an immaterial mark on that place. People who have had contact with my work and later visit the space or see the original picture can have a new vision about them.” 

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Mind-blowing body painting!. Artist transforms people into living, breathing masterpieces

Artist Gesine Marwedel specializes in one of the most original art forms, body painting. She changes people into different animals by using their skin as canvas. To her, body painting is not just paint on a living canvas, it is picking up the body shapes in the subject and the painting on the body. It is the transformation of a human being into a breathing, moving, living work of art.



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Artist illustrates the Everyday Life With His Wife, and here are their latests works!

Yehuda Adi Devir is a Tel-Aviv-based illustrator who knows how to enjoy the little things. The comic artist and character designer creates adorable comics about his daily adventures with his wife, and they perfectly describe their romantic relationship.

Maya is an artist herself and collaborates with her husband on the series. “Usually after something interesting <…> happens to us, we tighten the concept and do a few composition sketches,” Yehuda added. “After that, I sit down and start working. When I finish, Maya adds her suggestions for improvement, suggesting color, typography and so on. All of this process takes no more than a day.”

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“About being alone together”

The human body never fails to impress and surprise me. - Mehran Djojan

Kabul-born, Berlin-based photographer Mehran Djojan, captures beautiful conceptual portraits that explore the dreamlike realm of his imagination.

Although often surreal in scope, the images appear effortlessly natural; they evoke emotion through the expressiveness of the subjects’ faces and bodies within the environment, rather than overly contrived, digitally manipulated tropes of the genre.

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Vinyl Junkie Spent Years Retracing Places Seen On Reggae Record Sleeves

The London-based photographer spent years retracing more than 40 vinyl sleeves, and his recaptured scenes now make for an incredible book which follows the changing face of Jamaican music.

It all started when Bartsch purchased the Brixton Cat LP from Joe's All Stars (Trojan Records, 1969).He took the record back down to the market in Brixton where the cover had been shot, held it up and rephotographed it at an arms length, matching-up the background to the LP.

The second cover was Smiley Culture's Cockney Translation 12", which was photographed in Battersea. "From then on, I was hooked," he writes on Kickstarter.Bartsch has now compiled 42 individual covers, some easier to find than others.To get these snapshots he had to hitch a boat ride across Regents Canal, climb onto a rooftop in Old Street, venture on to the Westway in West London and ask to enter various front rooms and gardens.

"I cycled all over the city, from Penge in southeast London to Harlesden in the northwest. There were wild goose chases, and some unexpected finds."

Teaming up with Al Newman at One Love Books, Bartsch managed to curate a 112-page archive which paints an interesting map of reggae music and its heritage in London.

The book will be launched at a free exhibition at the Rich Mix Gallery in east London on April 4, which comes complete with rum punch and music by Mistah Brown (Tighten Up/Trojan Jukebox).(Via Konbini)

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Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London (Photograph: Alex Bartsch)

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Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Huge Scale Model of Ancient Rome

The plaster model is a masterpiece created by archaeologist Italo Gismondi, who worked on the piece throughout his life. The initial core of the scale model, which was partially based on Rodolfo Lanciani‘s 1901 map Forma Urbis, was completed for a large exhibition celebrating the 2,000th anniversary of the death of Augustus. In the 1950s, it was installed permanently in the Museum of Roman Civilization, with Gismondi continuing to expand the model up until 1971.

Now considered one of the most important references for how ancient Rome looked, Gismondi used precise maps for known monuments like the Pantheon and Colosseum. The residential housing, as well as other sites without archeological remains, were created using models that were representative of ancient construction. Ironically, though Mussolini commissioned the model, the lack of references was actually his fault, as he ordered that many of Rome's ancient houses be razed to make way for large thoroughfares such as the via dei Fori Imperiali, which leads to the Colosseum.

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Incredible City and Architecture made from discarded denim clothing and acrylic paint

Choi So Young is a contemporary Korean artist from Korea. She is best known for her urban landscape compositions made from discarded denim clothing and acrylic paint, Choi explores city life in range of highly textural and detailed works.  



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Detailed Freehand Architectural Sketches

Architecture student Adelina Gareeva showcases her detailed freehand architectural sketches via her Instagram, allowing followers to see her progress as a student.

Gareeva, who is also a model, currently studies at the Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE). The freehand drawings show Gareeva's deft hand, as she easily moves from complex fantasy architecture to the lines of iconic monuments.

A glance at her work shows how Gareeva builds up her drawings from quick pencil strokes to deeply outlining the finished pieces. A refreshing change from digital illustrations, the architectural drawings are a throwback to times past when the sketches themselves were works of art.

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Selfie Day

The “selfie” itself is defined as being a photograph one takes of oneself. In 2013, the Oxford Dictionaries announced their word of the year to be “selfie”, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

The photographic self-portrait is not new, it is surprisingly common in the very early days of photography exploration and invention. The picture considered by many to be the first photographic portrait ever taken was taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photographer Robert Cornelius. Setting up his camera at the back of the family store in Philadelphia, Cornelius took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back of the image he wrote “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”


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Later in 1920, another selfie was taken in a photography studio in New York. In this picture we can see 5 men. All from the Byron company. Joseph Byron, the founder of Byron Company, is the one who is carrying the camera with his right hand, and Ben Falk, is carrying the camera with his left hand. They did not imagine this photograph will become an historic one these days.


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We will continue seeing selfies from: friends, families, and any unknown person all over the world. This is a tendency that wont stop. In 2017 Los Angeles opened “The Museum Of Selfies”. The attraction shows selfie-inspired art and also have plenty of areas designed to look good when visitors want to take their own picture. The co-founders Horton and Tair Mamedox, came up with the idea because they reckon the modern museum-goer doesn’t just want to look at art — they want to take pictures of themselves with it.


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Promotional image for the Museum of Selfies coming to Glendale next month. Exhibits will include interactive photo opportunities and art inspired by the selfie phenomenon. (Courtesy of the Museum of Selfies)


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Promotional image for the Museum of Selfies coming to Glendale next month for a limited time. (Courtesy of the Museum of Selfies)


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Euro Bills with Famous Artworks

Mari Roldan is a young painter from Malaga, Spain. Mari uses acrylic and oil and she paints euro bills with famous artworks.


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15 Famous Logos and The Stories Behind Their Designs

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You don’t have to look deeply into the symbolism behind the world-renowned logo of Amazon to notice the orange arrow. However, were you aware that has two clever meanings? First, the arrow starts at the letter “A” and ends at the letter ”Z” to show that the company sells nearly every product you can name in the entire alphabet. This arrow also represents a smile with a little dimple on the side, to evoke the happiness of customers that shop their products.


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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the second largest fast food chain in the world? Look no further than Burger King’s logo. This brand placed their name as the meat between two bun halves to ensure that they remain the king when it comes to their famously known product: Hamburgers. Encompassed in a blue circle, these lively colors are meant to attract people of all ages to their fast food chains.


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There is a great conspiracy behind this timeless logo known to even those outside of the fashion world. Could the interlocking C’s represent Coco Chanel’s business (and life) partner, Arthur “Boy” Capel, the primary inspiration for her collection? Or how about the original logo of the Château de Crémat, a famous vineyard in Nice, France where the designer, Coco Chanel, spent some time? Or maybe the symbol on the stain-glass doorways of the Aubazine Chapel in France where she lived as an orphan during her childhood? It could just be the first letters of her name. No one is quite certain, yet it’s clear that this logo has stood the test of time since its unchanged creation in 1925



coca-cola

This brand has kept a similar version of its original logo design since nearly the beginning of the company’s existence. The font represented classic handwriting of the time in 1886 when the first version of this was created. Although slightly altered since, even with new design trends rising, Coca-Cola has stayed true to its classic style. In fact, this logo is so distinguished, that when translated across languages, consumers can still recognize it worldwide. And get this, it was actually designed by the founder’s bookkeeper, Frank Mason Robinson.


dove

It’s obvious that the shape of the symbol reflects the bird associated with Dove’s brand. A company that stands for peace, gentleness, and purity through their variety of classic toiletries. The color’s here are meant to signify this. The dark blue used in the word “Dove” symbolizes reliability and excellence, while the yellowish-gold color of the bird evokes joy and prosperity. These are all common visions to think about for a company that was a pioneer in using ‘real women’ in their ads.


gillette

This simple logo for a men’s grooming brand has more meaning behind it then you’d imagine. First, the boldness of the letters evokes a sense of threat, while the italicization of the word represents speed – two stereotypes that arguably customers who want to take on the “manly” character aspire to embody. More deeply embedded in this logo is a hidden representation of their well-known product, razors, shown through the diagonal cut in the “G” and the “i.”


google

Google’s logo is quite simple for being one of the most well-known brands in the entire world. In reality, so well known its name has become a verb almost as common as actually saying the word “search.” The one thing that can be investigated here is the choice of colors used by logo designer, Ruth Kedar – it’s the primary color pallet plus a random green “L.” This is because Google wanted to express a message that the company doesn’t play by the rules, rather they prefer to break them and have fun.


instagram

Instagram has not been around for very long, and therefore many of us can remember the brand’s logo from 2010. It was a camera which encompassed plain, tan and brown colors to cater to their audience of mainly photographers. However, in 2016 Instagram decided to have a facelift when they realized how much their audience had diversified over the years. Users weren’t just photographers anymore, they were Millennials, Generation Z, and powerful brands. The bright and vibrant colors of the new logo are meant to reflect the spirit of this evolving and vastly diverse audience.


lego

Even as kids, logo association begins to form in our tiny brains. So Lego, as a brand that targets a very young audience, decided to make their logo bold and colorful in order to be highly visible to all of their viewers. Furthermore, the bubbled letters of the brick shaped word “Lego,” symbolizes two things: the product itself and how simple it is for kids to play with.


Mercedes

Just as the brand is a product of two motor companies merging together in 1926, so is their logo. First, Mercedes’ founder, Gottlieb Daimler, chose a three-point star to represent the three things that he envisioned for the world of motorization; land, water, and air. The circle comes from Benz, which was originally a laurel wreath, then further simplified in 2009 to the logo we know now.


national-geographic

You might have always wondered: why is there a random bright yellow rectangle on this brand’s logo? Well, this American subscription channel started out as a just a magazine, and that rectangle is meant to represent the shape of it and build on the brands original identity. The yellow color that was chosen represents the sun, which shines everywhere around the world, like this channel’s global reach.


nike

Here’s a popular logo that needs no introduction. This iconic symbol is recognized worldwide, even without the company’s name attached to it anymore. Commonly known as the ‘swoosh,’ this logo has a much deeper meaning (and it’s not a checkmark, as commonly guessed by many). Nike is actually a Greek goddess that personifies victory. When logo designer, Carolyn Davidson, created this design in 1971, she thought to represent the goddess’ wing as an indication of movement and speed. It’s worth adding: she was paid a mere $35.

walt-disney

The leading brand among children has always left a personal touch with its audience. What better way to represent such connection then portraying their logo as a representation of Mr. Disney’s very own signature? Although this “handwriting” is, in fact, nothing like the founder’s, it still embodies his vision in the magical way that Disney has always done a wonderful job of capturing.


tour-de-france

This annual, famous bicycle race creatively enclosed their purpose into their logo. Looking at the “R,” combined with the yellow circle and dot, you can spot a cyclist. This yellow circle has another meaning too. It also represents the sun, showing that the events of the race take place during daytime hours only.


chupa-chups

This Spanish lollipop company’s logo is especially unique as it was designed by the famous surrealist, Salvador Dalí in 1969. He chose to create a bright colored daisy design to not only draw attention but also because it fits perfectly on the top of a round lollipop when centered on the wrapper in the candy’s packaging. This is also what Mr. Dali suggested would be the best placement for it so that the logo is always prominent.



(Via Wix Blog by Jennifer Kaplan )


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Human Limbs Mysteriously Emerge from Marble Slabs in Milena Naef’s Performative Sculptures

Milena Naef juxtaposes the manufactured shapes of marble slabs with the organic forms of the human figure in her performative sculptural works. In her series ‘Fleeting Parts,’ the artist removes portions of Cristallina marble to create openings that are perfectly shaped to allow arms, legs, and torsos to emerge.

Naef, who lives and works in Amsterdam, describes her work in a statement: “Once tangible, the interaction with the concrete material allows for a space to ‘open’ in which a given context can be changed. The body itself with its physical presence and its absence becomes a vital aspect of the work. When do structures inhibit or liberate us and our physical form? What is the consequence of the fact that our bodies are always ‘filling space’?”

You can see more of her work on Instagram.

(Via I Need A Guide)

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