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Unbelievable Body Paintings That Transform People Into Animals And Organs

July 31, 2014 in Art, artist, Body Art, People

Gesine Marwedel is a brilliant body painting artist based in Germany who creates both beautiful and terrifying pieces of art right on the models who serve as her living canvases. Marwedel is a master of painting on and with the human form – she can either emphasize it to work with her painting, or eliminate [...]

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Man’s Wife Refused to Take Maternity Photos, so he Did His Own!

July 30, 2014 in Art, artist, Fun, Photography

One Reddit user with a strange sense of humor hired a photographer to create a bizarre maternity photo series that will probably remain burned into my memory as long as I live. When he heard that his wife didn’t want to take maternity photographs, he decided to take matters into his own hands and hired [...]


Rare and Mesmerizing Photographs of Iran’s Mosques

July 30, 2014 in Architecture, Art, Photography

Mohammad Domiri, a talented architectural photographer from northern Iran, takes stunning photos of grandiose mosque architecture throughout the Middle East. Middle Eastern architecture is often recognized by its elegantly curved arches and spiraling columns, which feature heavily throughout Domiri’s photos. Many of the historic sites Domiri shoots are decorated with colorful stained-glass windows, geometric decorations [...]


Life Changing Cooking Hacks Everyone Needs To Know [Photo Series]

July 28, 2014 in Fun, GIFs

We haven’t done a life hacks blog for a little while, and given how popular they have been for artFido readers, we know you’ve been hanging out for one. So we’ve put our life hacking cheese graters on (no, we don’t know what’s happening in the above image either), and have come up with the [...]


Astronaut Takes the Saddest Photo Ever of Explosions & Rockets Flying Over Gaza & Israel

July 26, 2014 in Art, artist, Photography

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have shared some incredible space photos with the Twitterverse – from aerial views of Southern Lights to even out-of-this-world selfies. But this week, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst shared what he called his “saddest photo yet” – an image snapped above the Middle East. On Twitter, the German-born [...]


Spectacular Butterfly Sculptures by Yumi Okita

July 25, 2014 in Animals, Art, artist, Sculpture

North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita creates beautiful textile sculptures of months, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and embroidery techniques. The pieces are quite large, measuring nearly a foot wide and contain other flourishes including painting, feathers, and artificial fur. You can many of her most recent pieces here. And don’t forget, if you’re [...]


Russian Photographer Brings Fairytales to Life With Magical Photos

July 23, 2014 in Art, artist, Photography

Margarita Kareva is a Russia-based photographer who specializes in fantasy art photography. Her photographs beautifully portray women that have been transformed into fairytale princesses and witches. She adds surreal elements to her shots that make the photographs really stand out, combining Photoshop manipulation with real props. Kareva’s work is constantly evolving and growing because she took [...]


422 Million American Express Points for Collector who Purchases Ancient Cup!

July 23, 2014 in Art, People

A Chinese collector who bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup for a record HK$281 million ($39 million) at auction in April got an unexpected bonus when he paid for it on Friday: almost 422 million American Express points. Liu Yiqian, who used his Centurion Card to pay for the cup from Sotheby’s Hong Kong, hadn’t [...]


Hyper-Realistic Body Painting Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

July 22, 2014 in Art, artist, Body Art, Painting, People

Alexa Meade thinks completely backwards. Most artists use acrylic paints to create portraits of people on canvas. But not Meade – she applies acrylic paints on her subjects and makes them appear to be a part of the painting! Meade is an installation artist based in the Washington, DC area. Her innovative use of paint [...]


The Archibald Prize 2014 Winner is Fiona Lowry!

July 18, 2014 in Art, artist, Painting

Congrats to Fiona Lowry who is the winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize with their portrait of architect Penelope Seidler. Is this a worthy winner? See all the entries HERE. Give us your thoughts in the comments section below! The winners of the other prizes on offer at the Art Gallery of NSW were: Wynne [...]

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