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Arborsculpture - The Art of Turning Young Trees into Living Works of Art | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Arborsculpture - The Art of Turning Young Trees into Living Works of Art | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Arborsculpture is a unique technique of shaping young trees into artistic or useful shapes, by grafting or pruning. Creating just one arborsculpture sometimes takes over ten years
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Why have we forgotten these once famous Artists?

Why have we forgotten these once famous Artists? | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
In around the year 1890, a group of French artists gathered for dinner at the house of a Parisian art dealer and pondered the following question: “Who, in 100 years, will be thought to have been the greatest painter of the second half of the 19th century?” As described in Lorenz Eitner’s An Outline of 19th Century European Painting, they came to an agreement on two names: William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier.
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Welded Insects Produced From Salvaged Metal Scraps by John Brown

Welded Insects Produced From Salvaged Metal Scraps by John Brown | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Gathering spare pieces of metal, John Brown assembles his findings into sculptures of colorful butterflies, insects, and birds. Although the assemblages are formed from salvaged materials like nails and bicycle chains, the pieces somehow remain delicate, wings appearing just as thin as a butterf
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How to Teach Your Children to Care about Art

How to Teach Your Children to Care about Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Upon entering Frieze New York last May, I ran into a colleague with his two small children. As we crossed the threshold of the bustling fair tent, the kids sprang into action, making a beeline for a red Carsten Höller octopus. They promptly plopped down beside it and began a discussion—“What is it made of?” and “Why is it red?” were among preliminary questions. A month or so later I’d see them again, this time in Chelsea, marvelling over Jordan Wolfson’s animatronic puppet at David Zwirner. Even to a stranger, it would have been clear that for these children, going to see art was an integral part of their lives. Their intense engagement with art (a level of enthusiasm that many adults struggle to maintain) begged some questions. What is it about art that commands a child’s attention? What impact can art have on a child’s development? And more broadly, what can be done to instill an appreciation of art in children?
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Learn Krita with Bob Ross: An Analog to Digital Conversion - BlenderNation

Learn Krita with Bob Ross: An Analog to Digital Conversion - BlenderNation | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Krita AND Bob Ross in one tutorial? What's there not to like? :) AgeOfAsparagus writes:I created this 18 video series for one of the high school computer courses I teach: Digital Art. My lab uses almost entirely open source software (Blender, GIMP, Inkscape, Krita, among others, and soon Linux for our desktop OS =)

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More about the  FREE sketching and painting program Krita here including how to download it  https://krita.org/en/
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More about the FREE sketching and painting program Krita here including how to download it https://krita.org/en/
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11+ Clever Buildings Whose Architects Refused To Cut Down Local Trees

11+ Clever Buildings Whose Architects Refused To Cut Down Local Trees | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Deforestation has a significant environmental impact. Many studies suggest that is a contributor to global warming; it impacts the water cycle by reducing the amount of water in the soil and air; it contributes to soil loss; and it results in a decline in biodiversity.
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Delicate 'Knit' Glass Sculptures by Carol Milne

Delicate 'Knit' Glass Sculptures by Carol Milne | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Seattle-based artist Carol Milne (previously) fabricates flowing glass sculptures that mimic the delicate patterns of knit yarn. Contrary to the assumption that Milne has super-human ability to knit strands of molten glass by hand, the artist instead devised a somewhat complicated process that involves wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting. She discusses her techinques in detail in this video from Heather DiPietro. Milne also offers a PDF and a book about producing her glass work through the FAQ on her websit

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Paper Life – The artist Rogan Brown cuts thousands of microorganisms in paper

Paper Life – The artist Rogan Brown cuts thousands of microorganisms in paper | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

The paper art creations of the American artist Rogan Brown who designs then cuts by hand or laser thousands of paper microorganisms, including tree moss, cell structures, bacteria, coral, diatoms, and radiolaria. With his creations, the artist questions our relationship with these microorganisms, but also uses them as a symbol to illustrate life, natural architectures or the relationships between all living things in nature.

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Wooden wireframe sculptures by Janusz Grunspek

Wooden wireframe sculptures by Janusz Grunspek | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

German artist Janus Grunspek creates amazing wireframe sculptures that looks like engineering drawings. 

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Liquid Jewel – The photos of Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewel – The photos of Fabian Oefner | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
The experimental photographs of the Swiss artist Fabian Oefner, based in Zurich, who uses colored water, paint or soap bubbles to create dynamic images with explosive colors.
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Zim & Zou’s Whimsical Paper Sculptures

Zim & Zou’s Whimsical Paper Sculptures | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Zim & Zou are a French artist duo that constructs colorful, exuberant paper sculptures with such immaculate craftsmanship, it's difficult to believe that their work is created entirely by hand.
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Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts Mimic Motions of Flight and Fish

Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts Mimic Motions of Flight and Fish | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
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Working out of his one-man workshop inside a mid-19th century barn, artist Bob Potts (previously) builds wonderous kinetic sculptures that replicate the motions of birds, fish, or other natural motions. The 72-year-old artist utilizes hand-crafted gears, levers, c
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360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate scenes from individual stories in three dimensions. The 40-panel books are laser cut from paper and assembled into a booklet that can be viewed page by page or fanned out as a sort of layered diorama of silhouettes.

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India Art n Design Global Hop : Nuanced transitions – from art to architecture @Van Gogh Foundation

India Art n Design Global Hop : Nuanced transitions – from art to architecture @Van Gogh Foundation | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 by the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the rehabilitation of the Vincent van Gogh Foundation at Arles, France by Fluor Architecture is a beautiful exercise that transcends the fine boundaries between art and architecture.
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Russian Artist Creates Intricate Baroque Wigs From Paper

Russian Artist Creates Intricate Baroque Wigs From Paper | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

This is not your everyday paper art. Russian artist Asya Kozina has been turning paper into high-art for years, and won renown for her impressive Mongolian wedding costumes. Kozina explains her motivation on Behance: “Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the baroque era,” Kozina says. “this is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics — no practical sense, but they are beautiful. in this case, paper helps to highlight the main form and not to be obsessed with unnecessary details.”

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Amazing New Balloon Sculptures of Animals and Insects by Masayoshi Matsumoto

Amazing New Balloon Sculptures of Animals and Insects by Masayoshi Matsumoto | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Forget your run-of-the-mill cutesy balloon dogs and crowns twisted at kids birthday parties, Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto (previously) elevates the inflated craft of balloon animals to an entirely different level. The Japanese artist uses a multitude of balloon colors and shapes to sculpt
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Check Out This Miniature 19th Century Photo Studio

Check Out This Miniature 19th Century Photo Studio | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Turkish artist creates a miniature model of an early 1900s photography studio, complete with period-accurate desks, flooring, wall paneling, and props.
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Lifelike Goldfish Painted in Layers of Resin. New Work from Artist Riusuke Fukahori

Lifelike Goldfish Painted in Layers of Resin. New Work from Artist Riusuke Fukahori | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Riusuke Fukahori has just opened his show, Goldfish Salvation, at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. The Japanese artist (featured previously) paints strikingly realistic aquatic worlds into wooden sake boxes and bamboo tubs. Each meticulous painting is built up using layers of poured resin, each with a layer of paint in between. The final results, which can be months in the making, look convincing enough to be alive.

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Guido Van Helten’s Giant Murals Feature East-European Textile Patterns

Guido Van Helten’s Giant Murals Feature East-European Textile Patterns | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Guido Van Helten’s Giant Murals Feature East-European Textile Patterns
by Clara MoraesPosted on December 2, 2015

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, was recently taken over by street art festival Urban Myths. For this festival, artists had to explore the city for three days, plunge into the city’s atmosphere and then create original paintings based on urban folklore. After studying the locals and their traditions, British-Australian artist Guido Van Helten chose to paint a girl dressed in an embroidered red and white shirt.

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The Street Art of Lisbon

The Street Art of Lisbon | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
The street art of Lisbon is one of the best that I’ve seen. I take a lot of guided graffiti tours, from Brazil to Palestine to Perth to Germany, and the one I took in Lisbon was one of the best I’ve been on.There was so much of it in the 1+ hour car tour of the city, that we only got to see a small percent of it! But what I did get to see was some amazing art work.My guide in Lisbon knew exactly where to take me for the greatest pieces, including a city wall, a health clinic wall, giant murals covering whole buildings, and many other hidden treasures.Here are the highlights of one of the best graffiti/street art tours in Europe.
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Deadly Baby Accessories

Deadly Baby Accessories | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Chinese artist Shi Jinsong makes baby accessories out of razor-sharp blades.Dangerous stroller, cradle, and tricycle will turn any baby into a warrior.
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Artist Niyoko Ikuta Uses Layers of Laminated Sheet Glass to Create Spiraling Geometric Sculptures

Artist Niyoko Ikuta Uses Layers of Laminated Sheet Glass to Create Spiraling Geometric Sculptures | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Since the early 1980s Japanese artist Niyoko Ikuta has explored the properties of glass which she uses to make etheral geometric sequences manifested as layered sculptures.
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I Make Paper And Wood Birds By Hand-Cutting Every Feather

I Make Paper And Wood Birds By Hand-Cutting Every Feather | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Zack Mclaughlin writes Inspired by the beauty of birds I love to create sculptures from paper, wood and other mixed media.

I began making these sculptures a couple of years ago, the first one I made was for my own children’s book concept where a little boy makes a paper bird lantern and flies away. I couldn’t visualise how to paint it so I went about making it. I loved the process and found experimenting with new materials a real challenge and in the end hugely rewarding.


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Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes began his career as an artist by doodling away in Moleskein notebooks and sharing the results online. Rosane's imagination runs wild in his composite images of cartoony characters that morph into familiar faces of animals and pop-culture
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Musician Guilhem Desq Gives an Electrifying Hurdy Gurdy Performance

Musician Guilhem Desq Gives an Electrifying Hurdy Gurdy Performance | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
On a list of things I most anticipated sitting down to cover on Colossal today, the hurdy gurdy probably wasn't in the top thousand topics, but then I stumbled onto this video and had to share it. The piece is called Omen, written and performed by Guilhem Desq, who uses an electrified version
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New Meticulously Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White

New Meticulously Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces since we explored her work this summer. White relies heavily on thin lines and negative space to create each illustration, a subtractive process
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