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Flower collages-rebuses by Alexis Anne Mackenzie
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Flower collages-rebuses by Alexis Anne Mackenzie

Probably, Alexis Anne Mackenzie's collages will primarily be of interest to those who know English well or a little, because for them such works will become a kind of riddle-rebuses. And for those who do not know English, the artist's collages will also be interesting for their floral and plant composition. After all, to admit, at first you pay attention only to the abundance of a variety of flowers that intertwine, forming a colorful bouquet, and do not notice at all

Bill Dan's Unique Balancing Art
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Bill Dan's Unique Balancing Art

Bill Dan is a sculptor and performance artist who specializes in creating stone sculptures. He creates what seems impossible, proving that there is no impossible in this world. The incredible skill of the master of balancing Bill Dan (Will Dan) allows him to create amazing balancing towers from stones of various sizes

Gravity Issues in Nam Photos
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Gravity Issues in Nam Photos

Perhaps, we take the existence of gravity for granted and remember it only in physics lessons, and even, perhaps, at the mention of astronauts and weightlessness. And what would happen if something went awry in the universal gravitation or it disappeared altogether? The assumption, of course, is absolutely fantastic, but for a change you can think about it. Together with the Japanese team Nam, for example

Kitchenware Sculptures by Subodh Gupta
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Kitchenware Sculptures by Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta is one of the most famous Indian painters and sculptors of our time. Sculptures and installations from kitchen utensils became a kind of visiting card of this author. And although Gupta's works are primarily about India, the sculptor is sure that they will be understood by the whole world: “The language of art is the same all over the world. And it allows me to be anywhere "

Like the real ones. Stunning paper prototypes by Chrissie Macdonald
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Like the real ones. Stunning paper prototypes by Chrissie Macdonald

Preparing to tell our readers about another talented author, be it a sculptor, artist or installation master, you think - really people still have something to surprise, shock and shock the public, given that we have already seen a lot of amazing works, the most real masterpieces. Moreover, when it comes to art such as paper art. But our next master, British artist and stylist Chrissie Macdonald, proves once again that they have not died out

Dr. Evermore's Scrap Metal Yard - Steampunk Sculpture Park
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Dr. Evermore's Scrap Metal Yard - Steampunk Sculpture Park

American Tom Every became interested in creating sculptures from scrap metal long before the term "steampunk" was coined. Now 70-year-old author Dr. Evermore's Scrap Metal Yard - a whole park of metal sculptures, which Tom is still working on updating and replenishing

Body Art Against Breast Cancer
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Body Art Against Breast Cancer

Every year, millions of women around the world die from breast cancer. And this despite the fact that this disease itself is not at all fatal if it is detected in the early stages. That is why there are campaigns around the world urging women to see doctors every year. For example, a social advertising campaign from the Breast Cancer Foundation in Singapore

Atsushi Takahashi's Doodle Paintings
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Atsushi Takahashi's Doodle Paintings

Graduating from art university, Atsushi Takahashi did not harbor any illusions about his future career. One of the thousands of ordinary artists who paint ordinary paintings. And no one could even imagine that several years of work in a nursing home would radically change his outlook on life and serve as an impetus for a new direction in his work

Sophie DeFrancesca's wire dresses
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Sophie DeFrancesca's wire dresses

Like any woman, Sophie DeFrancesca loves beautiful outfits in particular and fashion in general. But for some reason our heroine did not dare to embody her design ideas in traditional fabric. Maybe because there are a lot of fabric dresses in the world, but her wire dresses are unique

Chicken grain by grain. Unusual portraits laid out from multi-colored beans
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Chicken grain by grain. Unusual portraits laid out from multi-colored beans

It's hard to believe, but it took the authors several months to create one such portrait, like those shown in the illustrations, and many thousands of multi-colored seeds. And we are talking not only about beans, peas, lentils and other cereals and legumes. For their work, the authors of unusual paintings, P Rocha, R Rocha and Malcom West, used more than 50 colors, and this is difficult to arrange using exclusively plant seeds. So they had to use Jellyb

Patterns in the Sand by Andres Amador
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Patterns in the Sand by Andres Amador

San Francisco artist Andres Amador works with one of the largest canvases available: strips of beaches filled with his art. Unfortunately, the sea is a critic who does not know how to recognize real masterpieces, and as soon as the artist finishes his amazing work, the waves erase it completely

Milton Bernal, painting and tobacco leaves
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Milton Bernal, painting and tobacco leaves

It is known that the best cigars are produced in Cuba. But this is not the only tobacco leaf masterpiece that was born on the Island of Liberty. And who, if not an artist named Milton Bernal, knows about these very masterpieces. So, it was this respected Cuban who became the author of stunning paintings made in the mixed media technique, where not only canvas and oil appear, but also tobacco leaves as inlay

Singing stamen Oshibe. Light and Music Sculpture by Tomomi Sayuda
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Singing stamen Oshibe. Light and Music Sculpture by Tomomi Sayuda

The project called Oshibe, which was presented in New York at the 22nd ICFF international exhibition by Japanese designer Tomomi Sayuda, could be called a designer lamp or an unusual musical instrument. However, it is most suitable for him to be called a light and music sculpture, since he carries no other value, besides aesthetic. But who said that this is not enough to become a work of art?

The Animals: Near-Digital Painting by Nacho Gil
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The Animals: Near-Digital Painting by Nacho Gil

Nowadays, artists are increasingly resorting to digital painting when creating images, so at first glance, there is nothing surprising in the paintings of the Argentinean author Nacho Gil. However, the reality is not so simple: although his vivid and graphic representations of animals look like the result of digital art, they are actually hand-drawn from start to finish

Information Leak: Information Leak from Richard Evans
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Information Leak: Information Leak from Richard Evans

In the age of information technology, the concept of "information leakage" is familiar and understandable to everyone. But, you must admit, it is quite abstract, because it is impossible to imagine "information" and the process of its "leakage" in the form of concrete objects - they simply do not exist in nature. Yet Birmingham College graduate Richard J. Evans tried: this is how his sculpture Information Leak was born

Strange Creatures in CGI by Mark Verhaagen
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Strange Creatures in CGI by Mark Verhaagen

Now there are many artists specializing in computer graphics, and in order not to get lost in a homogeneous mass, you need to have something special with you. And Mark Verhaagen, whose talent as an illustrator and animator was appreciated by MTV and Nickelodeon, has at least one trick: he draws completely irresistible and wonderful strange creatures

Africa from above: Photos from Michael Politz
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Africa from above: Photos from Michael Politz

"Do not go, children, to walk to Africa!" - which of us does not remember this song? But photographer Michael Poliza either did not know anything about Korney Chukovsky's warning, or he was not afraid of crocodiles, gorillas, or even Barmaley himself - and nevertheless went to Africa. By helicopter. And he took absolutely amazing pictures, some of which are in front of you

Thiago Ribeiro's Phobias project: find yours among them
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Thiago Ribeiro's Phobias project: find yours among them

Each of us has our own fears. Someone is afraid of heights, someone is afraid of defeat. Take a look at these pictures of Tiago Ribeiro, who tried to visualize our phobias. Some of them are well known to us, and sometimes it is even difficult to believe in the existence of others

Eternal sunshine of pure childhood: digital painting by Melani Sie
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Eternal sunshine of pure childhood: digital painting by Melani Sie

Miracles happen in Melani Sie's digital paintings: here lost whales fly in the air and Mrs. Luna smiles softly, and angels roam the evening streets unrestrainedly. Special lighting plays an important role in each new work of the artist, creating an atmosphere of magic. The full moon shines, the water glows, reflecting its rays, a soft glow is poured into the night air. The setting adjusts to the lyrical mood - and magical realism triumphs, in which the miracle organically fits into

Frances Cooley's Chocolate Shoes
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Frances Cooley's Chocolate Shoes

Most women around the world have at least two small weaknesses: beautiful shoes and chocolate. Briton Frances Cooley decided to combine these weaknesses with each other - and she got chocolate shoes! Of course, they are completely unwearable, but as a gourmet dessert, they are just perfect

The world of flowers, fashion and advertising illustrated by Linn Olofsdotter
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The world of flowers, fashion and advertising illustrated by Linn Olofsdotter

Linn Olofsdotter's vibrant surreal illustrations are full of life and character. Some of the artist's paintings can be obstinate, energetic and feminist, others - brightly sweet, airy, light, others - gloomy and ominous, and the fourth - mystical and fabulous. Her work has a wide variety of themes, embodying all of Lynn Olofsdotter's fantasies

Gum Paintings by Jason Kronenwald
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Gum Paintings by Jason Kronenwald

Used chewing gum, not thrown into the trash can, presents a lot of problems: you can sit on it, step on it, stick on it … This is the opinion of most people, but not the artist Jason Kronenwald. This person manages to turn the chewed lumps into pictures - and those that not everyone can paint with colors

Drawings on books by Mike Stilka
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Drawings on books by Mike Stilka

Artist Mike Stilkey has always been drawn to books, but not in the traditional sense. The author prefers drawing to reading, and for a long time he used pages of old books as canvases for his paintings. Until one day I decided that it was more convenient to draw on the covers

Watches that have roulette tapes instead of hands
Fashion, clothing

Watches that have roulette tapes instead of hands

If you are used to the fact that hours, minutes and seconds are shown on the clock, then designers can change this thing in no time. Of course, they are unlikely to risk changing the system itself, but why not fix the seconds for… days? After all, sometimes we cannot remember the day of the week! And the seconds are not so important to us

How to make a stone out of cardboard or the Unusual "Water" table
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How to make a stone out of cardboard or the Unusual "Water" table

"What a boring table" - one might think, giving this project just a cursory glance. Three boulders and glass on top - where is the innovation, where is all the beauty of design? But as it turns out, everything is not so simple here. In fact, the table is almost entirely made of … cardboard. How it happened - read below

Text body art
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Text body art

Articles about the art of body art have often appeared on our website. Together we got to know the master of camouflage painting Emma Hack, visited the extravagant and uniquely colorful body art festival in Auckland, admired 3D pictures directly on the human body, and also learned about body painting from Seyi Wujian. Well, this time we will see how people modify their body with text tattoos

A surreal universe from illustrator Jericho Santander
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A surreal universe from illustrator Jericho Santander

A touching, lively, dreamy art is offered to the viewer by a Spanish artist named Jericho Santander. And the viewer happily becomes a part of this surreal world, because it brings us closer to childhood, reminding us of our fantasies and dreams, which are visually reflected in the artist's digital paintings

Yayoi Kusama: creativity in polka dots
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Yayoi Kusama: creativity in polka dots

Yayoi Kusama is one of the foremost creative figures of our time. She is widely known in her native Japan and the United States, although relatively unknown in Europe. During her half-century career, this woman has created more than 50 thousand works, most of which are united by her trademark “polka-dot” motif

Pictures of photographic quality. "Pieces of People" by Indigo O'Rourke
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Pictures of photographic quality. "Pieces of People" by Indigo O'Rourke

Of course, this is not a horror movie or a pathologist's memoirs. "Pieces of People" is what Australian artist Indigo O'Rourke draws. By the way, I wonder if this is her real name or not. So, the girl draws parts of the body so that they do not look disgusting - moreover, these drawings are simply photographic quality. Well, since we have already written about pictures of this quality once or even twice, I think it is not worth explaining what it is

Gad Charny mutants
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Gad Charny mutants

How would you feel if you happen to meet a dinosaur bear, giraffe horse, dinosaur, or bull rhino? Scared? Shocked and overwhelmed? Of course, in nature it is hardly possible to find such mutants, because after all, our ecology is bad, but not so much. But everyone can get acquainted with the scary animals at the exhibition in the artists house gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, where an exhibition of works by an Israeli artist is currently taking place until August 17, 2009

Suzanne Williams' stunning jeweler
Fashion, clothing

Suzanne Williams' stunning jeweler

“I strive to create jewelry that is aesthetically pleasing and has a positive impact on the people who wear my work,” says the author, Suzanne Williams, of her pieces. - "All jewelry is made of a single piece of precious metal. With tiny tools I cut out figures and three-dimensional images inside, which are my calling card. There are no other such ornaments in nature …"

Business cards ala "Do your own hair"
Design

Business cards ala "Do your own hair"

We devoted several posts to business cards, this topic is really quite interesting. Of course, creating a beautiful business card is difficult, but designers are called creators for that

Mona Lisa from over 3,500 cups of coffee
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Mona Lisa from over 3,500 cups of coffee

Probably, Leonardo da Vinci would be surprised if he found out, as soon as his Mona Lisa was not copied. However, the question of how to lay out her portrait from cups of coffee has not yet come up. But this is only for now

Historical characters in a new look. Portraits of Christa Palazzolo
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Historical characters in a new look. Portraits of Christa Palazzolo

In history textbooks, historical novels and films, we have seen more than once what famous historical figures and symbols of the era looked like. Generals, politicians, revolutionaries, monarchs - ancient artists painted portraits from them, and modern painters continue to paint. True, modern portraits of some of them are rather strange and unusual. Well, Jeanne d * Arc and Queen Elizabeth could not look like the artist Christa Palazzolo painted them

Oil rig of 4 million matches
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Oil rig of 4 million matches

A 51-year-old man from Southampton spent 15 years of his life working on a model of an oil rig, which he built from four million hand-polished matches. Master David Reynolds hopes that his name will soon appear in the Guinness Book of Records, and this will be a true recognition of his dedicated work

The Mirrored World of Francisco Infante-Arana
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The Mirrored World of Francisco Infante-Arana

Some people living abroad believe that alternative art did not exist in Soviet times, and that artists did not paint anything except portraits of Lenin and scenes from the life of the Soviets. And the residents of the post-Soviet space themselves do not know much about their talented compatriots. Let's imagine today one of them - Francisco Infante-Arana

"Doll" decorations by Margot Lange
Fashion, clothing

"Doll" decorations by Margot Lange

Barbie dolls are an integral part of the life of little girls, and as adults, now women remember how they loved to dress up blonde beauties in pink dresses. But American Margaux Lange has gone beyond mere memories. Thanks to her bright and non-standard imagination, she creates unique jewelry using doll parts for them

We paint with curls of smoke. Photographs by Will Cook
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We paint with curls of smoke. Photographs by Will Cook

More than once we have talked about the art of painting with smoke, mentioning the self-taught photographer Stoffel De Roover, whose games with smoke turn into stunning pictures, and also talked about the work of the Turkish photographer Mehmet Ozgur, who in his works explores the beauty of smoke curls. This time we will present to your attention pictures of the photo artist and psychotherapist from New York Will Cook

Fatal women in the paintings of the artist Zoe Regoczy
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Fatal women in the paintings of the artist Zoe Regoczy

Gorgeous, dangerous and fatal girls look at the viewer from illustrations by British artist Zoe Regoczy. They look like arrogant models from glossy magazines, like the fatal elegant beauties of James Bond and just like chic women who know their own worth

14th Carnival of Cultures in the German capital
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14th Carnival of Cultures in the German capital

During the days Berlin was able to feel the spirit of different cultures and traditions that met in the German capital at the 14th Carnival of Cultures, which was held in the city from May 29 to June 1, 2009. The four-day open-air show of crafts, performances, music and dance provided the opportunity for participants and spectators to taste exotic food and drinks, as well as enjoy the talents of more than 5 thousand musicians, DJs, artists, actors and craftsmen

Nature Museum by Ilkka Halso
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Nature Museum by Ilkka Halso

Green forests, endless fields, fast rivers, rocks - all this seems to us to be commonplace. There is a lot of this on the planet, and each of us, living in huge megalopolises, can travel to such places to stay at least a couple of days among real nature. But Finnish artist Ilkka Halso warns us that in the future, perhaps all these taken for granted landscapes will become a museum rarity

Incredible paintings on plane leaves
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Incredible paintings on plane leaves

Contemporary painting is becoming more complex and unusual. Today's artists have gone far from the precepts of their colleagues of the Renaissance. They no longer need canvas and oil paints. Now they don't even need walls and cans of car paint. A plane tree leaf and a sharp knife are enough to create a masterpiece of fine art

Charles Clary's paper viruses
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Charles Clary's paper viruses

Charles Clary's work is an amazing mix of architecture, mathematics, science, art and biology. With all this, they are made of paper, and the author himself characterizes his work as "a fantastic world, forcing the viewer to cast aside distrust and plunge headlong into his invented reality"

Faces in the style of Tribal masks. Art project for the magazine "I Want You"
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Faces in the style of Tribal masks. Art project for the magazine "I Want You"

Popular foreign magazines are very fond of conducting unusual art projects related to a person's appearance, or rather, with its modification. And the American, British and German mass media are especially fond of doing this. So, we already wrote about the project "Tattooed Los Angeles", which at one time was held by the magazine Inked, and today in the center of attention is body art, presented in the London magazine I Want You

Atomic rings, or "multi-colored cysts" made of polymer clay
Fashion, clothing

Atomic rings, or "multi-colored cysts" made of polymer clay

Usually tumors and cysts are by no means a reason for pride: they are not displayed in public or bragged in companies. Except for the ones that appear for a Spanish girl named Blanca. Her cysts are safe and colorful, made of polymer clay and look like original jewelry

Sweater for babies "Hug me"
Fashion, clothing

Sweater for babies "Hug me"

"Do you love your baby a lot?" Perhaps a person who asked such a question to his mother can get in the nose, or even in another sore spot. How can a mother not love the child and want to hug and hug him constantly? Especially for those who have doubts, designers give an answer. Not verbally

Chinese traditions in paper art by Bowie Lee
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Chinese traditions in paper art by Bowie Lee

Paper is so often and variedly used by creative people in the implementation of their creative ideas that it seems that you will not surprise anyone with works made from this material. But looking at the work of Bovey Lee, you involuntarily forget about everything that you saw before, and holding your breath from the grace and beauty of her work, you admit that this woman still knows how to surprise

"Pixel Mosaic" by Ari Krapnik
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"Pixel Mosaic" by Ari Krapnik

Ari Krupnik is a programmer, but computers are not his only passion. The second hobby of the author is mosaic folding. In his work, which Ari calls "materializing an abstract experience," he uses a variety of materials, but some of the most interesting and unusual are the dice mosaics

James Roper's paper "devotion"
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James Roper's paper "devotion"

Most likely, each of us has repeatedly tried to fold flowers, cranes or airplanes out of paper, but then, demonstrating his creation to loved ones, hardly anyone would seriously dare to call it a work of art. But the Englishman James Roper learned how to fold a single model of a flower well - and this was enough for him to organize an original and very colorful installation

Flower vases from people you love
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Flower vases from people you love

“From my heart and kidneys I give you a flower” - this is how a child's saying sounds. But thanks to the designer Eva Milinkovic, it can be changed to “for the heart”. The kidneys, however, will have to be excluded from this list. After all, she created a flower vase in the shape of a human heart