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Japanese artist makes models burst at the seams with creepy zips, buttons, power plugs and laces painted on their skin

Japanese artist makes models burst at the seams with creepy zips, buttons, power plugs and laces painted on their skin | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
These young models look like something out of a travelling freak show, but they are in fact the latest walking exhibits of Japanese artist Chooo-San's incredible illusionary makeup art.
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Not photo-shopped just amazing, slightly creepy body art

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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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Flying Machines – Cardboard creations by Daniel Agdag

Flying Machines – Cardboard creations by Daniel Agdag | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
The beautiful cardboard sculptures of artist Daniel Agdad, who imagined fragile and delicate creations between improbable flying machines and miniature industrial buildings… His sculptures of flying machines are part of his first solo exhibition...
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 13, 1:18 PM

Wow - they are awesome.

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City Made of Staples

City Made of Staples | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Miniature city with office buildings and skyscrapers constructed by Peter Root out of more than 100,000 staples.
Stacks of thousands of paper staples form the downtown core of the city.
Creative project took 40 hours to complete.
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Brilliant Satirical Artwork by Pawel Kuczynski

Brilliant Satirical Artwork by Pawel Kuczynski | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

  Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist that specializes in satirical illustration. Born in 1976 in Szczecin, Poland, he graduated with a graphics degree from the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan.

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Create a Run Cycle Animation From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop ...

Create a Run Cycle Animation From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop ... | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
In this tutorial I'll show you how to create an animation of a running cheetah, using a simple frame editor in Adobe Photoshop. First we'll learn how to prepare a base for every frame without a perfect reference, learning what a ...

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cody lee's curator insight, July 18, 12:30 PM

I thought I would take a look at this and it seems really cool how thery made the cheetah from scatch and made it come to life. Now that is exactly the kind of thing I interested in. 

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Learning animation is always interesting!

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25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World

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All the memorable sculptures together - take a look

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 19, 6:50 AM

Check them out - they are awesome.

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The Ghost in the Machine: Famous Celebrities Made from Old Film and Tape

The Ghost in the Machine: Famous Celebrities Made from Old Film and Tape | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Erika Simmons is revealing the Ghost in the Machine – that’s the apt title for her unusually creative artwork which uses the relics of the 20th century – namely film reels, music and VHS cassettes – to create portraits of the person the tape may...
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 18, 1:40 AM

Her work has been featured in a LOT of publications – including GQ, Maxim, and Wired. She was chosen as the Official Artist for the 55th Grammy Awards, using studio recording tape to create an old-school phonograph. See her in action in the time-lapse video :
Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/07/17/ghost-machine-famous-celebrities-made-old-film-tape/#MmBruEyY6Pj7BwRC.99

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Mischievous Ceramic Children by Kim Simonsson

Mischievous Ceramic Children by Kim Simonsson | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

When Finland based artist Kim Simonsson began experimenting with figurative ceramic art in the 90s, it caught people by surprise. 

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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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Artist 3D-Prints City-Shaped Shells For Hermit Crabs

Artist 3D-Prints City-Shaped Shells For Hermit Crabs | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Japanese artist Aki Inomata has partnered with, of all things, hermit crabs, to create a brilliant architectural art project.
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Bored? Nothing to do? Why not make a 3d home for a Hermit Crab! Obvious really.

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Maquete Eletrônica's curator insight, August 16, 5:07 AM

"O artista japonês Aki Inomata fez uma parceria com, de todas as coisas, caranguejos, para criar um brilhante projeto de arte arquitetônica. Usando uma impressora 3D, Inomata criado conchas de plástico transparente com cidades sobre eles que foram, então, prontamente habitadas por seus novos moradores de caranguejo eremita. "

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ROA New Mural - Nässjö, Sweden

ROA New Mural - Nässjö, Sweden | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
While we last heard from him in Bromölla a few days ago, ROA has now landed in Nässjö, Sweden where he just finished working on this new piece.
The Belgian muralist painted a powerful mural on one of the city’s forgotten walls.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 14, 1:16 AM

The Belgian muralist painted a powerful mural on one of the city’s forgotten walls. The painting is a part of the city’s 100-year celebration this year.

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Artist Nabhan Abdullatif Illustrates Clever Visual Puns Using Household Objects and Creatures

Artist Nabhan Abdullatif Illustrates Clever Visual Puns Using Household Objects and Creatures | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Muscat, Oman-based artist Nabhan Abdullatif has illustrated a clever series of visual puns using common household objects and creatures. More designs from the collection are available on his deviantART and Facebook pages. Prints, apparel, and more are available to purchase online at Society6 and Druckstoff Streetwear.

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This is the world's biggest 3D painting

This is the world's biggest 3D painting | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic painting (Don't look down!

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 21, 1:15 PM

Already home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting.

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40 Creative and Unusual Statue and Sculpture Art

40 Creative and Unusual Statue and Sculpture Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
These are creative unusual statue and sculpture art in parks. Strange, weird, bizarre statue and sculpture art pieces that they can make you smile.
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Faces Flow from Plumes of Ink in Water

Faces Flow from Plumes of Ink in Water | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
With the use of pigmented ink and paint spilling into water, South African artist Chris Slabber has created a pleasant series of images. Slabber captures the detailed liquid plumes as they emerge with high speed photography.
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Hedi Xandt’s Bold Sculptures Juxtapose Classical Imagery with the Macabre

Hedi Xandt’s Bold Sculptures Juxtapose Classical Imagery with the Macabre | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Never one to shy away from the macabre, artist and graphic designer Hedi Xandt is known in art circles for his beautifully ghoulish sculptural pieces, which often incorporate elements of the human skeleton.
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