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    Brazilian artist Gabriel Nardelli Araújo ‘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...
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    Step into the wonderfully wacky world of Liz Climo, where animals of all species enjoy witty jokes, adorable friendships, and everyday joys together. In her trademark style, the artist uses two panels and a minimalist, folksy style to deliver punchlines that are both clever and sweet. Her charming characters may have fins, feathers, and fur, but...
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    Following on from our very popular post 40 Must See Photos of the Past, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that there are people who work exclusively in colorized historical photographs. Of course, the phenomenon comes to us courtesy of Photoshop and the talented editors who transformed black-and-white images into digital works of art. We’re...
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      Most of us are familiar with makeup application as an everyday thing that women (and sometimes men) do to enhance their appearance. Professional Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, however, has elevated this everyday ritual into an art form. Her eye makeup designs go far beyond a simple touch-up – each is a miniature work...
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    Burkina Faso is by no means an area frequented by tourists, but at the base of a hill overlooking the surrounding sun-drenched West African savannah lies an extraordinary village, a circular 1.2 hectare complex of intricately embellished earthen architecture. It is the residence of the chief, the royal court and the nobility of the Kassena...
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    “I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.” Frida Kahlo de Rivera (1907-1954), born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. She became one of Mexico's greatest painters. Kahlo contracted polio at the age of 6,...
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    “What Better way to celebrate such an exciting time in your life, than having a unique bespoke painting, that has been designed exclusively for you?” So says artist and Bump Painting Specialist Carrie Preston. According to Preston, a bump painting session takes about 2 hours to complete and the soon-mum-to-be can sit and relax while...
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    Broken Mirror/Evening Sky is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. The final prints are displayed quite large, measuring nearly 4′ across by 6′ tall, creating what I can only imagine to be the appearance of stained glass windows. The series was on view early this...
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    Who says bubble wrap is just for packaging or stress relief? New York-based artist Bradley Hart, known for creating amazingly realistic pixelated portraits, has expanded his bubble wrap painting series Impressions to include recreations of iconic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat....
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    Viewing artwork can be a comforting, moving experience, and one you might not easily forget – even on your last days. This past Tuesday, a terminally ill woman was taken by ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so that she could visit the arts and history museum one more time. She’s seen taking in a self-portrait by...
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    On 29 June 2012, Andrew Shannon entered the National Gallery of Ireland and punched a hole through a Monet painting from 1874, valued at nearly $12 million. While Shannon was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison, the painstaking process of restoring the prized artwork took an arduous 18 months to complete. The painting, entitled ‘Argenteuil Basin with a...
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    According to Wikipedia, Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic muscle pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches and tender pressure points on the body. Photographer Brooke Shaden has suffered from the debilitating disease for the past 14 years, and recently produced a beautiful series of images to raise awareness for the cause. According to Brooke, “I wanted to show three...
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    artFido is less than two years old. Yet in that short amount of time, this little puppy has developed quite a bark, becoming one of the most visited art-related sites in the world. In fact, by total visits we now rank in the top 0.01% of all websites globally and in the United States we...
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    Casa Ceramica Tile Company has created a wonderfully wild if not slightly dizzying Alice and Wonderland themed, tile floor curving optical illusion welcoming guests to their Manchester, UK showroom. As guests come in, the floor in the entrance way appears to swoop downward and then upward again. Per a video posted by Casa Ceramica, this...
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    Belgian artist ROA just opened his first solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC titled Metazoa. The new series of mixed media works feature the artist’s familiar black and white depictions of animals painted on various cabinet-like furniture pieces that can be opened or shifted to reveal anatomical details. ROA often chooses to depict animals native to where he...
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    We take it for granted that when we say to someone “see you soon”, we’re going to see them again sometime soon. This wasn’t the case during World War II, however, where friends, family and loved ones had no idea if they were ever going to be reunited with their loved ones again. And sadly,...
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