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Opening Night: “Adrift” by Liz Brizzi at Thinkspace Gallery

Opening Night: “Adrift” by Liz Brizzi at Thinkspace Gallery | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
French born artist Liz Brizzi held her first solo exhibition with Thinkspace Gallery (previewed here) on Saturday. “Adrift” continues her experimentation with urban landscapes in the form of painting and photo collage.
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Streetart: Top 10 Murals worldwide – April 2014

Streetart: Top 10 Murals worldwide – April 2014 | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
This week’s edition of Streets: World Roundup brings us new street and public artworks from all over the globe.
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Urban X Stitch – The Cross Stitch meets Street Art

Urban X Stitch – The Cross Stitch meets Street Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
The creation of a French street artist, who with his project Urban X Stitch has fun to transport the technique of cross stitch into the street. Some really beautiful and colorful creations combining embroidery and street art!
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Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Tackling climate change or the documentation of extreme environments can be challenging endeavors for any artist, but for Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman it was simply an extension of a childhood spent traveling with her family to some of the Earth’s most remote locations.

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20 Strange Sculptures Around the World

20 Strange Sculptures Around the World | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 14, 2014 9:05 AM

Sculptures or Statue usually created as a symbol. Around the world, monuments are built to pay tribute to an extraordinary life or to commemorate a special event. While many of these monuments are straightforward and easy to understand, some of them are rather strange.

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On View: Marc Le Rest's "Lace Zoo" at Albane Gallery

On View: Marc Le Rest's "Lace Zoo" at Albane Gallery | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

 

In his current series “Lace Zoo,” painter Marc Le Rest creates a surreal world of majestic animals covered in frills and lace. Le Rest’s colorful and imaginative oil paintings feature animals you would normally find at the zoo, like lions, giraffes and alligators, only instead of being locked in cages, they appear to be enclosed in colorful structures of soft fabric and accented with vibrantly colored butterflies. Le Rest’s bright use of color in the lace creates a deep contrast to the earthy tones of the animal’s fur, feathers and scales. The sizes of the paintings vary, with larger ones that include unlikely pairings of animals such as a gorilla and a crane, or several smaller ones that feature small birds. “Lace Zoo” will be on display through April 5 at Galerie Albane in Nantes, France.

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On View: Alison Blickle's "History of Magic, Part II... Initiation" at Kravets Wehby Gallery

On View: Alison Blickle's "History of Magic, Part II... Initiation" at Kravets Wehby Gallery | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Sitting at the cross-section of painting, sculpture and installation, Alison Blickle’s work (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 28) simultaneously floats loftily into an imaginary realm while grounding itself in the real world. Her current solo show at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York, “History of Magic, Part II… Initiation,” is a series of rich, detailed oil paintings that function as snapshots into Blickle’s myth-like narrative of a mystical woman. In last year’s solo show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, “History of Magic, Part I… The Hermitage,” Blickle told the story of a woman determined to create an object that would change the world. Her current exhibition at Kravets Wehby functions as the second chapter to her tale, where sorceresses prepare our protagonist to travel the world with the magical vessel she has made.

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Digital Art by Mike Azevedo

Digital Art by Mike Azevedo | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Collection of stunning digital concept illustrations by Mike Azevedo.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:56 PM

Collection of stunning digital concept illustrations by Mike Azevedo.

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A Globe Made Out of Hand-Painted Matchsticks Shows the Earth When Hurricane Sandy Struck

A Globe Made Out of Hand-Painted Matchsticks Shows the Earth When Hurricane Sandy Struck | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
From afar, this globe looks like any other, but upon closer examination you can see that the surface is made up of thousands of matchsticks!
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Reflection of illusion – Design and Origami by Qi HU

Reflection of illusion – Design and Origami by Qi HU | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

 

“Reflection of illusion“, a project from the designer Qi HU and his studio HU Design, created for Printemps in Paris. Some abstract and angular creations entirely made of paper, inspired by the art of origami as well as fantastic creatures of Chinese mythology…

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Jane Perkins' Plastic Classic - Daily Art

Jane Perkins' Plastic Classic - Daily Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Re-interpreting work by previous artists is nothing new. But what sets Jane Perkins apart is the materials she uses in creating her masterpieces.
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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, 2014 4:51 AM

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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, 2014 10:41 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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Tiny Street Art by Pablo Delgado

Tiny Street Art by Pablo Delgado | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Mexican artist Pablo Delgado might not be well-known across the world, but he is a local hero in London where he lives and works.
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Tiny Animals – The world’s smallest stuffed animals…

Tiny Animals – The world’s smallest stuffed animals… | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Here are probably the smallest stuffed animals in the world, some cute crocheted animals created by a Vietnamese family under the name of SuAmi. Adorable animals mostly measuring less than a centimeter!
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Opening Night: “You Need This Art” at iam8bit Gallery

Opening Night: “You Need This Art” at iam8bit Gallery | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Among the list of artists who’ve designed Hint Mint tins are Audrey Kawasaki, Lola, James Jean, Gary Baseman, Shag, Glenn Barr, and most recently, Brandi Milne (featured in our exclusive book and print set).  On Thursday, iam8bit Gallery brought them together for the first time in a special retrospective and launch of the limited edition artist series by Milne.  Milne’s original paintings on display can also be appreciated as a singular new body of work, an extension of her candy colored wonderland.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:09 AM

Among the list of artists who’ve designed Hint Mint tins are Audrey Kawasaki, Lola, James Jean, Gary Baseman, Shag, Glenn Barr, and most recently, Brandi Milne (featured in ourexclusive book and print set).  On Thursday, iam8bit Gallery brought them together for the first time.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Thomas Hart Benton's America Today

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Thomas Hart Benton's America Today | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

IThomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975). Coal, from America Today, 1930–31. Mural cycle consisting of ten panels. Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012 (2012.478a–j2012). View a slideshow of all ten panels.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:08 AM

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America Today was Benton's first major mural commission, and remains his best-known work. The ten-panel mural is imbued with the spirit of the Machine Age, and offers us a great opportunity to enrich our narrative of twentieth-century American art. It arrives at an optimal moment as we begin to consider new ideas for our galleries of modern art.

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Steampunk Insects

Steampunk Insects | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it

Inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka and the work of artists HR Giger and Pierre Matter, Gaby Wormann is an artist who deals with the themes of individual ethics and humanity’s uninhibited intervention in complex biological systems. The need to help individuals to achieve rebirth in the world of art through implantation and modification has become her key artistic focus. Gaby demonstrates the ability to reinterpret fragile and biomechanical contexts in her work on a mechanical and technical basis.

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Preview: Naoto Hattori at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Preview: Naoto Hattori at Dorothy Circus Gallery | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Preview: Naoto Hattori at Dorothy Circus Galleryby James ScarboroughPosted on April 7, 2014

Expression-wise, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about the eyes in Japanese artist Naoto Hattori’s recent portraits of young women. Sometimes they’re as large, all seeing, and innocent as anything you’d find in Japanese anime. Sometimes they’re sinister, black pinprick holes that mask or otherwise portend malicious intent. What are extraordinary are the heads and faces. They combine elements of Odilon Redon, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and Day of the Dead iconography. The single eye that covers a cat’s face; faces constructed from unexpected organic shapes; a Cheshire Cat that emerges grinning from the top of an exploded head; and a skull. Even the ones that look normal either have henna-like markings on the scalp or else look like death portraits.

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Life and Paintings of El Greco (1541 - 1614) - Make your ideas Art

Life and Paintings of El Greco (1541 - 1614) - Make your ideas Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
El Greco born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, (1541 – 7 April 1614) was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his ethnic Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Doménikos Theotokópoulos), often adding the word Κρής (Krēs, "Cretan").
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Hot Concept Art by Gabriel Rano

Hot Concept Art by Gabriel Rano | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Set of amazing digital illustrations by Gabriel Rano. Enjoy!
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Nighttime city maps – The night maps of major cities

Nighttime city maps – The night maps of major cities | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Marc Khachfe from Ohmymaps has developed a technique to replicate the amazing nighttime images of cities taken from the astronauts on the International Space Station as maps.
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Edouard Martinet's Fantastic Creatures - Daily Art

Edouard Martinet's Fantastic Creatures - Daily Art | Culture and Fun - Art | Scoop.it
Edouard Martinet stands out with his unique style and stunning realism, crafting insects that look like fantastic beings out of an alternate universe.
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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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