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    We’ve showcased a number of seriously talented hyper-realistic painters in the past, but have just been introduced to one who has stopped us dead in our tracks. We cannot find words to describe the amazing talents of Italian artist Emanuele Dascanio, so we’ve chosen some of our favorite images from his most recent body of...
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    Wow! Ick. Oooh. Whaaaaaaat. No. No. NOPE. That pretty much summarizes our reactions while looking at these incredible macro shots of spiders photographed by Nicky Bay who lives and works in Singapore. The boundless biodiversity found on the country’s 64 islands includes a vast array of insects and arachnids, many of which Bay has painstakingly documented up close...
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    Here’s the second part of jaw-dropping photographs from all over the world. If you missed the first part, you can see it HERE. Congratulations to all the artists who’s photos contributed to this collection and good luck to the passionate ones, to be able to come as close as possible to these artworks! As always, let...
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    Fifty artists spent seven months combining yarn crafts with the décor of yesteryear to create this truly original piece: a crocheted kitchen. The cozy scene includes a table set with Thanksgiving dinner, a sink with counter space, a stove range, a refrigerator, a China cabinet and an assortment of wall decorations. Of course, each item...
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    Brooklyn-based photographer Cara Phillips developed this intriguing portrait project that uses ultraviolet light to reveal every tiny little imperfection across a person’s face. To produce the black and white series, the artist set up on the streets of New York with a sign that said “Free Portraits.” Any willing participants agreed to sit down right...
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    To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, which officially commences on February 8th, 2016, the Aquamarine Fukushima in Japan has opened a spectacular exhibit featuring the extremely rare Monkey Orchid. “Can a flower look like a monkey?” we hear you ask.  Look at the photos below and we think you will conclude they definitely can!...
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    Aboriginal art has played a huge roll in raising awareness of Aboriginal culture, myth, and community within Australia and throughout the world. It has also been instrumental in addressing some of the inequalities Aboriginals suffered at the hands of colonial Australians. The first Aboriginal Australian citizen, Albert Namatjira, gained his citizenship as a direct result...
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    Following on from our extremely successful blog post about a ballet dancer that danced en pointe on knife shoes on a piano (see HERE), it’s quite clear that an ordinary day as a ballet dancer is never ordinary. Ever wonder what a ballet dancer does on their downtime? With all of those muscles toned and trained...
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    Like sewing? Well you’ll love this news: the Vintage Patterns Wiki has released more than 83,500 patterns of pre 1992, out of print patterns for all to use. The browsable collection runs the gamut from Dynasty-inspired pussy bow power suits to Betty Draper-esque frocks featuring models in white gloves to an 1895 boys’ Reefer Suit...
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    One day, after professional family and pet portrait photographer Jame Clauss wrapped up a photoshoot, she found herself with nothing to do. So she and her photographer friends did what anybody would do in their position – they created a series of baby photos with their tubby Jack-Russell Terrier Snuggles instead of a baby. The...
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    Sometimes we come across something that stops us in our tracks. A piece of art, a song, a performance. But this set of Transformers kids costumes – which were made by transformerkids and displayed by his kids at the Ottawa ComicCon 2018 – absolutely blew us away. We think they will blow you away too…...
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    Celeste Barber isn’t your ordinary comedian. Her ongoing series #CelesteChallengeAccepted parodies the weird and outlandish ‘selfies’ of celebrities, in Barber’s own style. According to Barber: “People are really supporting it – I didn’t really care for how it would be perceived, I just started it for my friends who I knew would love it. I continued it...
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    The rising popularity of tattoos and the easing of the taboo surrounding them means that more and more people are choosing to express themselves with creative body art ideas that are meaningful to them. Although tons of new styles are being developed by tattoo artists, we wanted to explore a specific type – tattoos that...
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    How much power does one book hold? That’s the central question of a unique installation by Mexican artist Jorge Mendez Blake. For his 2007 project, “The Castle” (named after The Castle by Franz Kafka), Mendez Blake constructed a single wall of bricks—75 feet long, 13 feet high—without mortar. Each brick was placed uniformly and intentionally, as with any wall, but Blake also included an...
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    Paris-based photographer Cath Schneider recently became aware of a small hedgehog living in her garden and decided to investigate a bit closer with her daughter. Schneider tells us they set out a small plate of (lactose free) milk and sure enough the fearless little guy ambled over and started blowing bubbles. Camera in-hand and graced with perfect...
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    As you may have noticed, we have a new logo. Actually, we have a whole new website. Go check it out at www.artFido.com. To celebrate the launch of our new site and just for a few laughs, we thought we’d put our new brand in the hands of some of our friends on Instagram and...
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