Category: Art (page 1 of 4)

Beach paintings by Sally West

Beautiful beach paintings by the Australian artist Sally West. She uses extra thick paint to create texture and an almost Impressionistic style.

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Color coded arrangements

Emily Blincoe creates satisfying color-coded arrangements of objects like fruits, pebbles, stamps and candy. This is a portion of her grandmother’s stamp collection. Check out other interesting colorful arrangements here.

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Paintings of metal objects

“wrapped pineapple” 2016

Gemma Gené, an architect and visual artist from Barcelona, creates these amazingly realistic drawings and paintings of objects wrapped in or made of metal.

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Typographic maps by Paula Scher

Love these typographically illustrated maps by the celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher. Scher began painting these obsessively detailed, highly personal creations in the early 1990s and were recently published as a book.

Grand scale mountain art

To bring the world closer to the live action at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships that took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland, UNIT9 programmed autonomous robots to craft messages from fans in the snow. The result was an alpine artwork masterpiece – the size of 16 soccer fields. See the video of the amazing process!

Street art by WD

New graffiti artwork by WD (aka Wild Drawing). The artist who is actually Balinese and based in Greece, has created another amazing piece in downtown Athens again!

Taste Modern: art-inspired pastries

Wow! This is an afternoon tea menu I would like to experience! London’s Rosewood hotel is launching a special pastry menu paying homage to five of the world’s most celebrated modern artists. They are part of the Art Afternoon Tea and include art-inspired pastries created after Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst, Alexander Calder, Banksy and Mark Rothko.

Forest of Numbers art installation

An amazing installation called Forest of Numbers for the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center in Tokyo by the French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux. It consists of 60,000 suspended numbers in 100 colors!

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Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia, reverse side

Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia, reverse

Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia, reverse

These amazing portraits are all created with embroidery. For each artwork, what you see here is, the front and back of the same embroidery. Cayce Zavaglia is an Australian artist, who originally trained as a painter, but switched to embroidery a few years ago. The work is all hand sewn using cotton and silk thread or embroidery wool.

She says: “A few years ago, I turned one of my embroideries over and for the first time saw the possibilities of a new image and path for my work that had been with me in the studio for so long but had gone unnoticed.  It was the presence of another portrait that visibly was so different from the meticulously sewn front image…but perhaps more psychologically profound.  The haphazard beauty found in this verso image created a haunting contrast to the front image and was a world of loose ends, knots, and chaos that could easily translate into the world of paint.”  

She then decided to return to painting and trying to render these very interesting “reverse” images.

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Luscious art pieces created with thick oil paint

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Xu Zhen, “Under Heaven -2808TR1601”

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Xu Zhen, “Under Heaven – 2808TV1512”

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under heaven, closeup, xu zhen, thick oil paint, oil techniques, art, chinese

This is the work of multi-disciplinary Chinese artist Xu Zhen, who lives and works in Shanghai. It looks like ceramic, or cake frosting, but it is actually oil paint. Dried oil paint. I am thinking, these luscious artworks must take, literally, years to dry…

“The paintings from Xu’s ongoing Under Heaven series are a voluptuary dream. He applies a thick layer of oil paint to a canvas and then forms delicate petals and flowers using a cake decorator. The resulting impasto creates a striking relief, tempting the viewer to touch or even taste. The expansive title, Under Heaven, is a literal translation of a Chinese word meaning “the whole world.” The sumptuous surfaces as well as the allusive title make the works an intense sensual experience.”

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