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Top 10 Facts of the World’s Largest Land Animal

Top 10 Facts of the World’s Largest Land Animal | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Did you know there are only three species of elephant living today? They are: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). All other species are extinct.

Photograph by Nick Brandt

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Capturing the Four Seasons in a Single Image

Capturing the Four Seasons in a Single Image | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Photographs by tylercasson 

Over the course of one year, photographer and Reddit user tylercasson took four images of a tiny island on Lake Springfield in Illinois to highlight the four different seasons of the year. The composite image (shown above), wonderfully captures the changes our Earth goes through as the year progresses.

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Almost Human: Photographer's Intimate Studio Portraits of the Humanity in Animals

Almost Human: Photographer's Intimate Studio Portraits of the Humanity in Animals | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

UK-based photographer Tim Flach's latest project, titled More Than Human, consists of intimate studio portraits of various wild animals, from various monkeys and apes to specially-bred featherless chickens.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, November 28, 2012 6:41 AM
Wow, Les.
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Artist JR - Street art raising questions across the world

Artist JR - Street art raising questions across the world | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Photographic street art by one artist (J.R.) in locations all over the world. JR is an anonymous artist who does not explain his huge full frame portraits of people making faces. He leaves leaves it to the passer-by to do their own interpretation of the photograph.

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Mark Bradford~Visual Artist Los Angeles, CA

Mark Bradford~Visual Artist Los Angeles, CA | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Mark Bradford is best known for his large-scale paintings made from materials that he gathers from the streets around his Los Angeles studio. Using both collage and décollage techniques, Bradford creates abstract works that can be seen as topographies of the city's physical as well as social, economic, and cultural landscape. Bradford's work has been featured in preeminent museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Tate Modern, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among many others. In 2009, Bradford was the recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award.

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Laura Guese~Denver, CO: Large-Scale Atmospheric Paintings

Laura Guese~Denver, CO: Large-Scale Atmospheric Paintings | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Laura Guese is best known for her large-scale atmospheric paintings that reflect the emotional, therapeutic qualities of the sky. She has exhibited throughout the United States in solo and group exhibitions.

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Stanzie Tooth~ Montreal Que

Stanzie Tooth~ Montreal Que | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Stanzie Tooth uses landscape as an entry point to create her work. Tooth finds inspiration in the art historical dialogue surrounding the sublime, landscape as psychological signifier. Many of her compositions feature figures that seem to be absorbed by or made of their natural surroundings. Through these compositions nature becomes and emotional extension of the form. In her recent series Tooth pushes further into abstraction. The treatment of the surface leaves the viewer searching for the recognizable; a horizon line, a tree, a face, only to be brought back to wavering lines of colour.

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Al Skaar~Seattle WA

Al Skaar~Seattle WA | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Artist's statement:

Painting is like having a dialogue with the world and the result is visible evidence of the discussion. Some conversations are more successful than others? or rather some of the translations are more successful than others. Artists are interpreters who share their particular view of the world with anyone who cares to see it ? and anyone willing to look gains a broader perspective, and hopefully some pleasure from the experience.


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Vintage Social Networking Posters

Vintage Social Networking Posters | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

A great series of vintage social networking posts by advertising agency moma.

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In The Hands Of Muralists

In The Hands Of Muralists | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Amazing street art from around the world

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Download 100s of Art Catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Download 100s of Art Catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, the Guggenheim Museum put online 65 modern art books, giving you free access to books introducing the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Now, just a few short months later, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched MetPublications, a portal that will “eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals” published by the Met since 1870.

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A Mural of Van Gogh’s Starry Night Created From Old Door Knobs

A Mural of Van Gogh’s Starry Night Created From Old Door Knobs | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Hardware store owner David Goldberg found a creative way to put his old, outdated doorknob collection to good use. He created a mural of Van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ out of hundreds of his unused doorknobs instead of selling them for scrap metal. Goldberg’s mural can be found in his hometown of Bethesda, Maryland.

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Colorful Backdrops Formed with Pastel Watercolors

Colorful Backdrops Formed with Pastel Watercolors | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Croatia-based artist Alexander Pieri is a trained graphic designer who specializes in web design, corporate identity, and illustrations. In his series, Days with Colors, the artist has taken on a more personal endeavor by blending palettes of watercolors together to form these abstract scenes. Each image is grounded with one or two human figures, suggesting that the swirls of color overhead have meaning beyond the visibly conceptual forms.

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The Colourful Artist-Architect: Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000)

The Colourful Artist-Architect: Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) represents the ultimate artist-architect of fantasy architecture. An artist influenced by the decorative artistic history of Secessionism, Expressionism, and the Wiener Werkstatte, he applied these influences through his individualistic style not only to canvas but also to buildings.

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Beautiful Oil Paintings Using Only a Palette Knife

Beautiful Oil Paintings Using Only a Palette Knife | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Leonid Afremov (born 12 July 1955 in Vitebsk, Belarus) is a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who creates wonderful oil paintings on canvas using only a palette knife. Over the years he has become well known for his distinctive style. Afremov is also noted for his self-representation, selling his work exclusively over the internet with very little exhibitions and involvement of dealers and galleries.

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Sculptural Work of Gabriel Orozco: Ever-present tension between nature and contemporary culture

Sculptural Work of Gabriel Orozco: Ever-present tension between nature and contemporary culture | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

the sculptural work is comprised of 1,200 something objects, such as incandescent light bulbs, tennis balls and hard hats, which the artist has collected and placed in a taxonomic arrangement invoking the ever-present tension between nature and our...

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Amazing Vertical Panoramas of Church Ceilings

Amazing Vertical Panoramas of Church Ceilings | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

 

In Richard Silver ongoing exploration of his hometown city of New York, Richard takes us on a tour of beautifully designed church ceilings around NYC. Each photo is a vertical panorama composed of 6-10 photos stitched together. Shooting from the pew to the exit door and back again, the dizzying 180-degree view wonderfully captures the intricate detail and design of each church’s ceiling.

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Contemporary abstract paintings by artist Jeane Myers

Contemporary abstract paintings by artist Jeane Myers | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

At present my work reflects two ideas - points of connection and mapping. 'Points of connection' are created by the everyday momentary connections we make such as hands touching, whispers in the ear, stepping into a hot bath, first taste of our favorite food, etc. Each moment causes a sensation and then passes. Much of my work is about that moment of contact.
Mapping is about my love of the idea of connecting the dots in our lives. All the lines intersecting and then the path veers, loops, ends, starts again somewhere else. We go forward and backward, we stand still, we sink, we stumble, we fall, - this action or lack of it, intrigues me. These two interests drive my current work.
Jeane Myers 2012

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Laura Harris~Victoria, BC

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A fourth generation Victorian, Laura's roots run deep on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Mostly self-taught, Laura began painting in her teens. With her draftsman father teaching her perspective and technique, he also encouraged freedom of expression. Before becoming a 'serious' painter, Harris attended college, and worked as a graphic designer running a small company which specialized in corporate identity. In 2001, her successful design company gave way to her full time art career.

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Kate Taylor~Toronto, Ont

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Kate Taylor is a fine artist based in Toronto, specializing in abstract landscapes. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Western Ontario, Kate is committed to capturing colour and energy in her mixed media acrylic paintings. She often works with an Epoxy coating to increase the play of light and reflection.

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An Exquisite Corpse: Beaded Skulls from Mexico

An Exquisite Corpse: Beaded Skulls from Mexico | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

These sculptures are unique in being both joyously colored and surprisingly macabre. Coming from the country know for celebrating the Day of the Dead, each skull is created by the Huichol people of Western Mexico. Each is made of cast resin and meticulously covered in thousands of tiny beads. The intricate patterns originate from the Huichol peoples traditional art and culture in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

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Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing. Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a diverse cross section of children and the bedrooms they call home. His moving images remove the children from their home environment, showing them before a neutral background that mostly hides their economic status as if to say “kids are just kids.” Only when their bedroom is observed, however, does the full scope of their living situation become poiniently clear.

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Life in full colour: The Artist Rose Hilton

Life in full colour: The Artist Rose Hilton | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

As wife of the brilliant but 'extremely demanding’ artist Roger Hilton, she put his career first – and hers on hold. Now, at 81, Rose Hilton is making up for lost time.

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How to Design a Logo [Infographic]

How to Design a Logo [Infographic] | The Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Want to know the secrest to designing a great logo? This video and infographic from Sothink shows you how to do it right.

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