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17 color steps that can change your day

17 color steps that can change your day | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

ometimes, in daily life we pay attention to the little things . And they are the ones who can change our day in a positive direction .   street artists constantly experimenting with new ways of making various public surfaces in beautiful art . In the shots below you will see master stained stairs in different cities around the world that are really pretty..

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Brave Bird – Beautiful paper cutouts by Maude White

Brave Bird – Beautiful paper cutouts by Maude White | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
As we talked a while ago about the rice paper cutouts of Chinese artist Bovey Lee, today here are the creations of the artist Maude White and her project “Brave Bird Paper Art“.
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Amazing Digital Illustrations by Lie Setiawan

Amazing Digital Illustrations by Lie Setiawan | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Lie Setiawan is a self taught male concept artist / illustrator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Below, you may check out several creative artworks handpicked from his portfolio. Enjoy!
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Proembrion x Naris x Cekas "Whirl Of Events" New Mural - Lublin, Poland

Proembrion x Naris x Cekas "Whirl Of Events" New Mural - Lublin, Poland | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Proembrion just teamed up with Naris and Cekas to work on a new collaboration for the Meeting Of Styles Poland 2014 in the city of Lublin.
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Lucio Carvalho’s Photo-lllustrations Insert Effects of Poverty into World’s Cultural Centers

Lucio Carvalho’s Photo-lllustrations Insert Effects of Poverty into World’s Cultural Centers | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
You might get a jolt of déjà vu looking at Brazilian artist Lucio Carvalho’s photographic work.
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Houses And Buildings That Look Like Animals

Houses And Buildings That Look Like Animals | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Because who wouldn't want to live in a giant turtle?

 
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A set of photographs of extraordinary looking buildings - see for yourself!

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Life and Paintings of Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 -1903)

Life and Paintings of Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 -1903) | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Edwin Lord Weeks – An Indian Hunting Party
Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903) was an american artist distinguished as a painter of oriental scenes. Well he was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1849.
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Evolving art: Majestic Strandbeest sculptures come to life on the beach

Evolving art: Majestic Strandbeest sculptures come to life on the beach | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

How many artificial animals can you encounter on a seaside walk? More than one if you frequent the Dutch coastline where Theo Jansen's moving artworks amble along with the help of their rudimentary senses. The complex wind-powered skeletal constructs that Jansen calls "Strandbeests..

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Theo Jansen's  mesmerizing moving artworks have to be seen to be believed. Over 55 pictures and 2 videos in this comprehensive article

 

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The Mystery Behind Marc Giai-Miniet’s Cinematic Dioramas

The Mystery Behind Marc Giai-Miniet’s Cinematic Dioramas | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

French artist Marc Giai-Miniet has been creating for over 50 years, and over that time has accumulated a variety of titles from hobbyist, painter, printmaker, draftsman, and a “pipe puller” of symbols. His never-ending large scale dioramas which he calls “boxes” are almost Escher like. They take us through theatrical stages of industrial rooms; dusty libraries, attics, and winding, nonsensical machinery. These creepy post-disastrous events or crime scenes are beautiful in their destruction, similar to Lori Nix (covered here

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 19, 7:45 AM

Awesome work - you have to see this :-)

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On View: Rafael Gomezbarros's "Casa Tomada" Installation at Saatchi Gallery

On View: Rafael Gomezbarros's "Casa Tomada" Installation at Saatchi Gallery | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Undocumented immigrants often describe feeling invisible in their new countries, as the significant parts of their day-to-day existence must be kept below the radar of those who can threaten their livelihoods. Colombian artist Rafael Gomezbarros touches upon this theme in his installation series “Casa Tomada,” in which giant sculptures of ants take over large, public spaces, confronting viewers with what they often overlook. “Casa Tomada” has previously appeared on the Colombian capitol building in Bogota and several art fairs in South America and the Caribbean. Its latest iteration is at Saatchi Gallery in London for their current exhibition, “Pangea: New Art from Africa and Latin America.”

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10 Webites for Learning How to Draw

10 Webites for Learning How to Draw | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Pin It 1. Dueys Drawings Offers several series of free step-by-step drawing lessons, divided into Beginner and Advanced categories.
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24 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas

24 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans.
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Edible And Functional Chocolate LEGO Bricks By Akihiro Mizuuchi

Edible And Functional Chocolate LEGO Bricks By Akihiro Mizuuchi | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Usually, LEGOs are simply a choking hazard as far as eating them is concerned. But Japanese artist and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has solved that problem by making everybody’s childhood dreams come true – he has created edible chocolate LEGOs.
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LEGO Ghostbusters Movie – Stop motion short film

LEGO Ghostbusters Movie – Stop motion short film | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
“The LEGO Ghostbusters Movie“, a stop motion short film created by MonsieurCaron.
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Graffiti Fur – Students invent gadget to draw on carpets

Graffiti Fur – Students invent gadget to draw on carpets | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed that when you brush the hair from a carpet in one direction or the other, it produces a color change?
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‘Book Surgeon’ Uses Surgical Tools To Make Incredible Book Sculptures

‘Book Surgeon’ Uses Surgical Tools To Make Incredible Book Sculptures | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, Today, 12:29 AM

Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures.

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Blu New Mural - Sardinia, Italy

Blu New Mural - Sardinia, Italy | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Our friend Blu spent the last few days working hard on this massive building somewhere on the lovely island of Sardinia in Italy.
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Preview: Mark Gmehling’s “Plastic” at RWE

Preview: Mark Gmehling’s “Plastic” at RWE | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Mark Gmehling's 3D-rendered creations are instantly recognizable for their playful textures: rubbery legs that weave and stretch; gummy bodies that bounce off the floor; goo that drips and metal that glimmers.
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Jaume Plensa’s Monumental Public Art Installations

Jaume Plensa’s Monumental Public Art Installations | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
There, but not really. That’s the context for Barcelona-born artist Jaume Plensa’s public sculptures. They might seem like intrusions. They’re large. They’re set where people congregate. And the figures themselves are huge monumental heads.
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Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use

Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 20, 11:42 PM

 Now, thanks to the Folger Shakespeare Library, these images, and tens of thousands more from their Digital Image Collection, are available online. And they’re free to use under a CC BY-SACreative Commons license.

Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, August 21, 7:44 AM

This isn't scifi related, but these literary prints might give some ideas for Steampunk costumes, or your time travel novel.

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Jan Huling Transforms Ordinary Objects with Ornate Beadwork

Jan Huling Transforms Ordinary Objects with Ornate Beadwork | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Jan Huling transforms ordinary objects into curiosities, creating whimsical creatures out of knickknacks and found objects. Her elaborate bead sculptures invoke bright, ornamental patterns found in folk art across the world. The radiating, circular motifs recall the tessellating patterns of African textiles while her incorporation of jewels and ornamentation pays homage to Southeast Asian Buddhist architecture
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Preview: "Suggestivism" Group Show at Copro Gallery

Preview: "Suggestivism" Group Show at Copro Gallery | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Artist and curator Nathan Spoor takes over Copro Gallery in Santa Monica this month for another iteration of his “Suggestivism” group show, an annual exhibition with a rotating roster of contemporary artists. Spoor coined the term “Suggestivism” during his graduate studies to describe the type of ambiguous, fantastical figurative art he was creating

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Olek Takes Crocheting Underwater for Her Latest Project in Mexico

Olek Takes Crocheting Underwater for Her Latest Project in Mexico | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

lways searching for new applications for her crochet practice (see our coverage of her crocheted train and crocheted boat as well as our extensive feature in Hi-Fructose Vol. 29), Olek recently traveled to the Caribbean for an underwater installation in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
With the exception of the repurposed containers, almost every aspect of these artworks by Singapore-based artist Keng Lye (previously) has been rendered in acrylic paint, carefully applied within layers of clear resin.
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Incredibly Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Art By Maude White

Incredibly Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Art By Maude White | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever cut a simple snowflake out of paper, you should be able to appreciate this incredibly intricate paper art by U.S.-based artist Maude White.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 15, 7:07 AM

If you’ve ever cut a simple snowflake out of paper, you should be able to appreciate this incredibly intricate paper art by U.S.-based artist Maude White. The painstaking detail with which she cuts her beautiful illustrations out of paper is absolutely stunning.

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