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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Stunning Photographs of Wildlife by Spanish Photographer

July 18, 2014 in Animals, Art, artist, Photography, Wildlife

Spanish photographer Marina Cano is known for her stunning photos of nature and and its wildlife. Although she lives in Cantabria in northern Spain, the photographer frequently travels to faraway locations such as South Africa and Kenya to capture spectacular shots of exotic beasts. What sets Cano’s photos apart is her unique ability to document [...]

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Street Art on the Streets, Melbourne Style

July 17, 2014 in Art, Fun, Graffiti, People, Street art

Melbourne, Australia, might be tucked down at the bottom of the world (depending on how you view a map!), but it definitely punches above it’s weight. It’s a hub for great food and coffee, a major destination for street art and artists, and Melbournians are often regarded as some of the friendliest people you will [...]

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Spectacular wind-blown fairies sculptured from wire!

July 17, 2014 in Art, artist, Sculpture

UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped budles of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens and sells a number of DIY wire sculpting kits from his website where he [...]

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