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Amazing 'Game of Thrones' Snow Art | Simon BECK

Spring may be on the horizon, but for Game of Thrones fans, “Winter is Coming” and to celebrate the show’s return on Monday 25 April, Sky Atlantic has released its very own White Walker, international snow artist Simon Beck, to create the largest snow tribute to Game of Thrones on Earth.
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Ephemeral art... fascinating.
Puzzling as well.
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Oliver Ray | Canada

Oliver Ray | Canada | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Awesome painting -some pictures really make me feel as if I reality were a comic strip...

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David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’

David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’ | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
At 77, and with two new exhibitions, David Hockney is more prolific and outspoken than ever. He tells us why he stopped painting after the death of his assistant – and why, despite a 9pm bedtime, he’s still a rebel at heart
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Light projections creating street | Philippe Echaroux

Light projections creating street | Philippe Echaroux | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Philippe Echaroux is a French photographer & street artist. 

His project, "Paintings with lights", uses  pictures projections to generate ephemeral street art.

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"View of Toledo" | El Greco

"View of Toledo" | El Greco | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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"[...] El Greco portrays the city he lived and worked in for most of his life. The painting belongs to the tradition of emblematic city views, rather than a faithful documentary description. The view of the eastern section of Toledo from the north would have excluded the cathedral, which the artist therefore imaginatively moved to the left of the Alcázar [...]".

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A gorgeous painting -I only knew the painter's portraits and somehow find this landscape most modern...

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Autour du Canal de L'ourcq | Paris STREET ART

Autour du Canal de L'ourcq | Paris STREET ART | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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'Dans cette galerie collaborative vous aurez un aperçu du street art et du graffiti parisien grâce aux photographes passionnés qui qui participent au projet Paris Street Art."

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Alison Jardine's

Alison Jardine's | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Alison Jardine's new series of sculptural oil paintings
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"First light" (above) belongs to "Painting from the Hedge" series created when she was in residence at the Dallas Arboretum (2013) -and I love them :)

Go and visit her site, really worth discovering :

>> http://alisonjardine.com/

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Wisdom

Wisdom | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

I've found this pic on a Twitter account, @HeartworksBooks.

"Heartworks turns kids into published authors using their art and words. We post kids art related items and some of our favorite pages kids have made."

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Visitez 3 tableaux (et la vie) d’Edward Hopper | Rue89 | US art

Visitez 3 tableaux (et la vie) d’Edward Hopper | Rue89 | US art | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Didier Ottinger, commissaire de l'exposition sur le peintre américain au Grand Palais, raconte pour Rue89 les tableaux "Soir bleu", "Room in New York" et "Conference at night".
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Art Everywhere - A Very Very Big Art Show

Art Everywhere - A Very Very Big Art Show | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"Showcasing great British art across the UK, Art Everywhere is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world. From the 12–25 August 2013 some of the nation's greatest art is on display across 22,000 poster sites and billboards up and down the country. Artists, curators, media owners and entrepreneurs joined by a love of art have fuelled this massive charitable celebration, and the general public crowd-funded over £30,000 to help make it happen.This summer the UK will be transformed into the world's largest exhibition. Join us in a massive-scale celebration of British art."

Monica MIRZA's insight:

Art in the street... Street art...

Nowadays art makes its home in open spaces :-)

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BBC | Your Paintings

BBC | Your Paintings | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Thousands of paintings from the UK's national art collection, the stories behind them, and where to see them for real.

Via Renee Maufroid
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Q Covers 2012 | Washington Post

Q Covers 2012 | Washington Post | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"Over the last year I've been commissioned by the The Washington Post to create typographic illustrations for the cover of the Business section at the end of each financial quarter. These are the past 4."

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Street art : Speedy Graphito signe la plus grande fresque murale d'Europe

Street art : Speedy Graphito signe la plus grande fresque murale d'Europe | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
C'est un sacré coup de pinceau de plus de 3.000 m2: la plus grande fresque murale d'Europe, réalisée sur la façade circulaire des Arènes de l'Agora, une salle de spectacles et de concerts à Evry (Essonne), a été inaugurée samedi.
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Vernacular Typography

Vernacular Typography | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Vernacular Typography is a digital archive and community-based initiative dedicated to the documetation and preservation of vanishing examples of lettering in the everyday environment. It seeks to explore, protect, and promote the typographic heritage of local communities around the world that retain their rich traditions of vernacular signage.
Monica MIRZA's insight:

Une graphic designer américaine est à l'origine de ce site : Molly Woodward.

Vernacular Tipography présente quelque 1000 images prises à New-York, Rome, Tokyo, Tel Aviv... et montre ce qui se faisait avant l'ère des graphic designers qui ont pour seul outil leur ordinateur. Vernacular Typography nous fait découvrir des devantures originales (réalisées au pinceau) avec un cachet tout particulier.

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3D illusions pavement street art | Julian Beever

3D illusions pavement street art | Julian Beever | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Julian Beever's chalk pavement drawings -3D illusions.

Monica MIRZA's insight:
"3D illusions"J. Beever's website photo gallery displays most of his 3D pavement drawings...

"Anamorphic illusions are drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint."

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Egypt’s powerful street art packs a punch

Egypt’s powerful street art packs a punch | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Urban artists are borrowing from ancient Egyptian culture to create powerful statements of protest, discovers Alastair Sooke.
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Shirley : un Voyage dans la Peinture de Edward Hopper

Shirley : un Voyage dans la Peinture de Edward Hopper | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Shirley : Visions of Reality
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Photos - Le film a été tourné à partir de 13 oeuvres d'Edward Hopper : saisissant.

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Artworks to be washed away | Andres AMADOR

Artist Andres Amador explains how his skill at creating stunning beach designs with a rake has enthralled audiences across the world. Subscribe to BBC News H...
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"1922 : The year that changed Brazilian art" | BBC

"1922 : The year that changed Brazilian art" | BBC | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
In 1922, the year of Brazil’s independence centenary, the winds of change blew through the country’s art world and changed it forever, writes Lucinda Hawksley.
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Susan SONTAG on art | PHOTOGRAPHERS

Susan SONTAG on art | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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A visual quote.

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Susan Sontag's "On Photography" (1977) : a must read :-)

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A masked origin of the world | PAINTING

A masked origin of the world | PAINTING | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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On Jacques Lacan's behalf, in 1955 André Masson covered Gustave Courbet's "The Origin of the World" with a surrealist painting ("Terra Erotica").

80 years before, Courbet had already been led led to hide his artwork with a winter landscape, "Le Château de Blonay".

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The times they are a-changin' : today the original painting has turned worldwide famous and is shown in Paris Musée d'Orsay...

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Surreal painted landscapes merged with bodies | Moki

Surreal painted landscapes merged with bodies | Moki | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

We recently stumbled upon Moki's surreal landscapes on My Modern Met and felt as if we were whisked off into a dream. The Berlin-based artist depicts human beings wrapped up in the fabric of nature. [...] Moki was raised in a small town in Germany surrounded by the woods, allowing her youthful imagination to run wild. The artist, inspired by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, explained how her childhood fantasies continue to shape her artistic practice [...]"

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Modern Take on Classic Art

Modern Take on Classic Art | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano - famous for being outrageous - decided to experiment, using Photoshop to manipulate ancient Venus masterpieces. - Tony Leather concludes : "Anna Giordano, as she famously does, is perhaps simply reconsidering societal subjectivity when it comes to cultural standards, which differ so much over the centuries, but her work does quite poignantly highlight the awful truth of the inclination of advertising companies in modern society to set an unreachable reality of fake perfection, leaving most girls questioning their self-worth. The times when girly girls were fashionable were so much better, and I for one hope they soon return. "

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