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Italian City Gets Super-Creepy Art Inside an Abandoned Mental Hospital

Italian City Gets Super-Creepy Art Inside an Abandoned Mental Hospital | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.
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Not my choice of headline, but the work speaks for itself...interesting stuff

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The Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh's Famous Bedroom to be Rented on Airbnb

The Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh's Famous Bedroom to be Rented on Airbnb | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
Moving the art viewing experience from a linear surface to a three-dimensional environment, the Art Institute of Chicago is launching an interactive experience alongside their latest exhibition—entry to a full-size replica of Van Gogh's painting The Bedroom. The room, available on AirBnB st
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Where to see Van Gogh's masterpieces on the 125th anniversary of his death

Where to see Van Gogh's masterpieces on the 125th anniversary of his death | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
Alongside a new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Nick Trend reveals where else in Holland you can pay homage to the Dutch master
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Yes please....

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The people who make last wishes come true...

The people who make last wishes come true... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
A Dutch charity called the Stichting Ambulance Wens - Ambulance Wish Foundation - helps terminally ill patients fulfil one last wish.
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Stunning Arabic Light Calligraphy by Julien Breton...

Stunning Arabic Light Calligraphy by Julien Breton... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
La beauté- The beauty. Arabic calligraphy. Tetouan, Morocco, 2015. Calligraphy by Julien Breton aka Kaalam. Photography by Cisco Light-painting.
Artist Julien Breton aka 'Kaalam' is a master of photographic light painting, turning full-body gestures reminiscent of dance movements into the
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Beautiful....

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US photographer's quest to solve vintage photo mystery...

US photographer's quest to solve vintage photo mystery... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
A US photographer launches an internet hunt to find two women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand store.
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1970s London graffiti tells a tale of a city in flux...

1970s London graffiti tells a tale of a city in flux... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
A new exhibition in London captures the political and surreal graffiti of the city in the 1970s, providing a fascinating insight into the era.
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Documentary highlights the beauty of people with genetic conditions...

Documentary highlights the beauty of people with genetic conditions... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
Documentary highlights the beauty of people with genetic conditions
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French artist Thomas Mailaender sunburns photographs onto skin...

French artist Thomas Mailaender sunburns photographs onto skin... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
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Hmmm...dermatologists are gonna love this guy...

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Welcome the "Living Mona Lisa"...

Welcome the "Living Mona Lisa"... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
A team of French experts have created the “Living Mona Lisa,” which can follow viewers’ movements with her eyes, pucker her lips, and even frown.
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"Penguins Mirror" (2015) by Daniel Rozin

Daniel Rozin "Penguins Mirror", 2015 450 stuffed animals, motors, control electronics, video camera, custom software, microcontroller, tin bases dimensions variable "Penguins…
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Computer algorithm picks history's 'most creative' paintings...

Computer algorithm picks history's 'most creative' paintings... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
Taste in art is notoriously subjective. But now a computer vision algorithm has been developed that ranks history's art works according to their creativity, a study published in arxiv reveals
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25 VFX Breakdowns That Will Make Your Head Hurt...

25 VFX Breakdowns That Will Make Your Head Hurt... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)Directors: Anthony and Joe RussoWhat we learnt: Jenny Agutter really did kick ass, kind of, during her / Sca
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Warning...spoilers

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It's Nice That : The beautiful film poster designs of post-revolutionary Cuba...

It's Nice That : The beautiful film poster designs of post-revolutionary Cuba... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
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Shipwrecks and Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures

Shipwrecks and Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
Japanese artist Isana Yamada' s project Samsara is composed of six translucent whales mounted on thin pedestals that give each of the sculptures an illusion of movement. The whales, illuminated from within, provide a window to strange worlds locked inside their resin-coated bodies: chur
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Tribute to Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures.....

En hommage à Theo Jansen et à ses sculptures vivantes, construites de tubes et de film plastique, de bouteilles vides et de cordelettes. Cette sculpture se n...
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Love these. Fantastic!

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The flyaway success of the Ladybird art prank

The flyaway success of the Ladybird art prank | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
We Go to the Gallery, a Peter and Jane-style satire of modern art, won Miriam Elia fans around the world – and a legal warning from Penguin. But that hasn’t stopped the artist-provocateur and her new imprint, Dung Beetle
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David Jay's Portraits Of Injured Soldiers Expose The Impact Of War On Individual Lives...

David Jay's Portraits Of Injured Soldiers Expose The Impact Of War On Individual Lives... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
In a powerful series of black-and-white portraits entitled The Unknown Soldier, New York-based photographer David Jay captures the devastation of war and the marks it leaves on individual lives. The project began while David was shooting The SCAR Project, a documentation of breast cancer su
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John Singer Sargent, 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose' 1885–6

John Singer Sargent, 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose' 1885–6 | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
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Loverly bit of insight behind my favourite Sargent...

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‘The beauty of the everyday’

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A team of photographers and film-makers spent 40 years capturing scenes of normal life in north-east England. The work of the Amber collective reveals a lost era.
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Great work...

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Droga5's First Clearasil Ad Reminds Teens That Acne, Like Mom's Nagging, Will Not Last Forever...

Droga5's First Clearasil Ad Reminds Teens That Acne, Like Mom's Nagging, Will Not Last Forever... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
In its first work from Droga5, Reckitt Benckiser-owned skincare brand Clearasil reassures teens -- in a humorous way -- that acne won't last forever
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From Anderson To Tarkovsky, Here Are What The Imaginary Houses Of Famous Film Directors Look Like...

From Anderson To Tarkovsky, Here Are What The Imaginary Houses Of Famous Film Directors Look Like... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
For is latest series, Italian illustrator Frederico Babina designs the fictional houses of 27 famous film directors.
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Playful New Murals and Paintings by 'Wes21' Fuse Technology, Humor, and the Natural World...

Playful New Murals and Paintings by 'Wes21' Fuse Technology, Humor, and the Natural World... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
With a keen sense of humor and superb control of a spray can, Swiss artist Remo Lienhard (aka Wes21) covers both walls and canvases with his playful sythesis of science fiction and the natural world. The artist imagines a hybrid spaceship ladybug as it blasts into the sky and pair of airborne li
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I just love these, his style, the sheer scale and the great subject matter...

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Creative students – hold on to your innate youthful thinking...

Creative students – hold on to your innate youthful thinking... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
As this summer’s wave of creative students prepare to graduate, group creative director at AKQA gives his tips on how they can create enduring ideas
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Wise words, even for non students and long in the tooth creatives....

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Working on a children’s book with Russell Brand – pages from Chris Riddell's sketchbook...

Working on a children’s book with Russell Brand – pages from Chris Riddell's sketchbook... | Art for art's sake... | Scoop.it
What the Observer political cartoonist Chris Riddell has been up to with Britain’s favourite revolutionary…
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