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Daniel Ilinca's Conceptual Glamour Photography - Daily Art

Daniel Ilinca's Conceptual Glamour Photography - Daily Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Daniel Ilinca took Fantasy, Nude, Surrealism, Fashion, Glamour and Boudoir, mixed them up, added his great Photoshop skills; the result? Conceptual Glamour.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 29, 1:51 AM

WARNING: Some kind of NUDE skins are presented.

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Still, he gives the proper credit to his state of the art equipment, which Daniel Ilinca earned in the many photography contests he has won. Receiving two gold medals in the Trierenberg Super Circuit in 2011, he was featured in Britain’s Digital Photography magazine and Poland’s Foto Kurier.

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Galloping Horses Made from Driftwood

Galloping Horses Made from Driftwood | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
  James Doran-Webb is a British artist currently based in the Philippines. James, whose parents are antique dealers, spent much of his childhood travelling; living in countless cities as his p...
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 21, 7:41 AM

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James Doran-Webb is a British artist currently based in the Philippines. James, whose parents are antique dealers, spent much of his childhood travelling; living in countless cities as his parents pursued antiques and artworks. Additionally, much of his childhood was spent in the workshops of his parents’ antiques restoration company. This unique upbringing ignited his passion for art as well as whittling, carving and refinishing.

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A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines

A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
 
Randall Rosenthal (featured previously) is an American artist well known for his hyperrealistic wood sculptures carved from a single block of wood.
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New Exquisitely Crafted Paper Sculptures from Zim & Zou

New Exquisitely Crafted Paper Sculptures from Zim & Zou | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of the graphic studio Zim & Zou are back with more spectacular paper sculptures that are cut and assembled entirely by hand.
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Dragons and portraits by TheGuardianDragon

Emotional portraits, dragons and animal drawings by US based digital artist TheGuardianDragon The Sky Streaker- known as the rainbow serpent in Australia, thought to bring good luck.
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New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein | Colossal

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein | Colossal | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

sing the flower petals of carnations, daisies, mums and other wildflowers Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein (previously) creates temporary mandalas in outdoor locations near her home. She calls the pieces danmalas (‘the giver of garlands’ in Sanskrit), and each piece is photographed and then left to be discovered by others.

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The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie ‘Bambi’

The Pastel Illustrations of Tyrus Wong That Would Inspire the Movie ‘Bambi’ | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Painter, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, designer and kite maker Tyrus Wong was born in China in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his father at the age of 9. As a child his teachers noticed he possessed exceptional artistic skills which would land him a scholarship at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. By 1930 he was working in Hollywood for Warner Bros. and from 1938 to 1941 he became a “Disney inspirational sketch artist” where his lush pastel drawings of forests and deer would serve as inspiration for the movie Bambi where he served as lead artist on the film.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 14, 2:39 AM

The glorious work of Tyrus Wong is unparalleled. It was his lush pastels that served as the driving force behind Bambi, where he was the lead artist on the film. 

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You can see more of his pastel illustrations over on Magic Forces. (via Magic Forces)

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Bizarre Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra Merge People and Animals with Everyday Objects | Colossal

Bizarre Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra Merge People and Animals with Everyday Objects | Colossal | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Netherlands-based artist Redmer Hoekstra draws fascinating composite illustrations that merge animals and everyday objects or machines, from a lizard with computer keyboard scales to an owl with books for wings.

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Federico Pietrella’s Rubber Date Stamp Paintings | Hi-Fructose Magazine

Federico Pietrella’s Rubber Date Stamp Paintings | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Artist Federico Pietrella is perhaps best known for his peculiar acrylic paintings.  For this work Pietrella foregoes a traditional brush for a rubber date stamp.  Thousands of carefully placed stamps come together to form a highly realistic scene, like Pointillism, becoming clearer as you back away from the piece.  While creating his work Pietrella uses the current date to stamp his painting into creation.  These pieces can often take several months to create.  Thus, the painting not only is a depiction of his chosen subject but also a documentation of the time that elapsed in its creation

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On View: Mel Kadel and Andrew Hem at Merry Karnowsky Gallery | Hi-Fructose Magazine

On View: Mel Kadel and Andrew Hem at Merry Karnowsky Gallery | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Andrew Hem and Mel Kadel currently have solo exhibitions on view side-by-side at LA’s Merry Karnowsky Gallery, with an opening reception slated for the evening of March 8. Hem’s “Dream but Don’t Sleep” presents a series of new paintings filled with cool-hued shadows and prismatic shapes. Though focused on figuration, Hem paints with an expressionistic looseness. His figures reveal his brushstrokes and nuanced color palettes without much blending. Yet, his work retains a sense of precision, lending it an illustrative quality that complements his Impressionist-influenced painting style.

Mel Kadel’s “Tied Up” includes a series of ink drawings on hand-stained paper. The artist primarily focuses on female characters in her work, though they depart greatly from those depicted by many of her contemporaries. Slightly androgynous, Kadel’s multitudinous characters are an industrious and persevering bunch, rowing and climbing their way through a terrain of abstract shapes that appear to represent the inner workings of the mind. The identical characters evoke homunculi carrying out the dreams and thoughts inside the imagination of a larger being.

Mel Kadel and Andrew Hem exhibit at Merry Karnowsky Gallery March 1 through March 22.

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Desert Breath: A Monumental Land Art Installation in the Sahara Desert | Colossal

Desert Breath: A Monumental Land Art Installation in the Sahara Desert | Colossal | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Located near the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt, Desert Breath is an impossibly immense land art installation dug into the sands of the Sahara desert by the D.A.ST. Arteam back in 1997. The artwork was a collaborative effort spanning two years between installation artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantinides, and was meant as an exploration of infinity against the backdrop of the largest African desert. Covering an area of about 1 million square feet (100,000 square meters) the piece involved the displacement of 280,000 square feet (8,000 square meters) of sand and the creation of a large central pool of water.

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Asil's curator insight, March 2, 2:31 PM

This is amazing; follow the link back for an page that includes a video embed documentation how it was constructed (mostly by hand).

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Ricardo Fernandez Ortega’s Paintings Invoke 17th-Century Techniques | Hi-Fructose Magazine

Ricardo Fernandez Ortega’s Paintings Invoke 17th-Century Techniques | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Mexican artist Ricardo Fernandez Ortega‘s way of adding and subtracting light and carefully controlling rich dark, luscious tones resembles great 17th-century Spanish masters such as Diego Velazquez.

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Bruno Catalano’s “Disappearing” Sculptures | Hi-Fructose Magazine

Bruno Catalano’s “Disappearing” Sculptures | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Bruno Catalano’s “Disappearing” Sculpturesby Danny OldaPosted on February 27, 2014

Artist Bruno Catalano‘s rather large series of life size bronze sculptures is poetically titled Travelers.  The group of sculptures depict very different people but each walking with suitcase or bag in hand, a few sitting on their luggage.  However, large swath’s of each person’s body is missing as if disappearing or torn away, the sculpture somehow still able to stand.  While the subjects are clearly literal travelers, they also to appear be traveling in some symbolic sense.  The sheer number of sculptures almost resemble a human migration, a sort of shared journey.  It may be that Catalano’s Travelers search for a personal fulfillment illustrated by a literal emptiness.

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Jen Stark's Paper Art

Jen Stark's Paper Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

The work you are seeing is by a Miami-based artist named Jen Stark who uses colored paper to make eye-popping, mind-bending artwork that blurs the line between painting and sculpture.  I should no longer be surprised when I come across someone creating in a way that I had not considered as these are the innovators, the pioneers who inspire the rest of us to consider new ways of do things (and as always, the best art inspires us personally/socially as well as artistically).  More important than Ms. Stark’s trailblazing spirit however is that the artwork she creates is visually beautiful, conceptually compelling, and difficult to pull yourself away from.  I have not seen any of her work in person yet but I doubt it will be long before I have a chance to.

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Picture of the Day: The Stacked House Hotel in Zaandam

Picture of the Day: The Stacked House Hotel in Zaandam | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
  THE STACKED HOUSE HOTEL IN ZAANDAM   Photograph by Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam   Seen here is the funky façade of Inntel Hotel, located directly outside the train station in Zaandam, a town in the Netherlands located about 12 minutes from...
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Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti

Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (known collectively as Hari & Deepti) are an artist couple who create paper cut light boxes.
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3D Drawings by Ramon Bruin

3D Drawings by Ramon Bruin | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Wonderful three-dimensional drawings on multiple sheets of white paper by talented Dutch artist Ramon Bruin.
Unique pencil drawings photographed from a specific angle interact with real world objects and look three-dimensional.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 20, 7:20 AM

New creations from the super talented artist. 

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Masters of Art: Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906)

Masters of Art: Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.
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Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Facades is an ongoing series of work by French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy that imagines a world where facades have been completely isolated from buildings

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DIY House Plant Cupcakes | Colossal

DIY House Plant Cupcakes | Colossal | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann has a sweet DIY article on how to make cupakes that look like common miniature cacti. It turns out all you need is mass quantities of tasty, tasty frosting (because why does anyone eat a cupcake anyway), green food coloring, and an unreasonable amount of baking talent.

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Mind-Bending Installations by Leandro Erlich

Mind-Bending Installations by Leandro Erlich | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
I can only imagine the surprise and disorientation of coming upon a piece created by Leandro Erlich by chance, without warning.  Approaching the work, familiar with the Argentinian born artist,...
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Extremely Detailed Portraits on Vintage Paper Ephemera | Hi-Fructose Magazine

Extremely Detailed Portraits on Vintage Paper Ephemera | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Through simple means artist Mark Powell tells a story that, in a way, unfolds over decades.  Often wielding only a basic ball point pen, Powell draws extremely detailed portraits, attempting to capture what his statement calls “a certain beauty that is a step away from the image of beauty fed to society.”  His subjects are frequently older men and women, pensive, hinting at a long life story.  Appropriately, Powell’s portraits are executed on vintage maps, old documents and other ephemera of a time long past.  Together, they suggest the unfolding story that led to the present moment, a context perhaps easily taken for granted.

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Gallery Pradarshak: On View at Pradarshak: “Mood” Solo Exhibition by Ribaka Nikam

Gallery Pradarshak: On View at Pradarshak: “Mood” Solo Exhibition by Ribaka Nikam | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
3rd - 14th Mar.’14: Pradarshak presents “Mood” Solo Exhibition by Ribaka Nikam
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Opening Night: PRISMA Collective 2nd Annual Group Show at WWA Gallery | Hi-Fructose Magazine

Opening Night: PRISMA Collective 2nd Annual Group Show at WWA Gallery | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 28, 2:44 AM

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On View: Nick Cave at the ICA, Boston | Hi-Fructose Magazine

On View: Nick Cave at the ICA, Boston | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Installation view of Nick Cave at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Photo by John Kennard. Though Nick Cave’s Sound Suits appear whimsical with their mishmash of colorful, festive-looking materials, the unconventional, wearable sculptures have a less joyful origin story. Cave, who began his career as a dancer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, created his first suit in 1992 in reaction to the infamous Rodney King beating. The suit represented a sort of armor to the artist. In his interview in Hi-Fructose Vol. 20, Cave discussed the unexpected psychological transformations that occur when performers don the ornate outfits. The weighty Sound Suits change the wearer’s relationship to gravity, he explained, and alter one’s physical interactions with the world. The Chicago-based artist currently has an exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. The exhibition will be on view through May 4.

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