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Suda elephant. Eugenia's Collages. Museos. Illustrators. No, they¿re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic paintings which are so detailed they look like they were taken on a camera. By Damien Gayle Published: 11:28 GMT, 9 June 2012 | Updated: 14:56 GMT, 9 June 2012 With their spectacular use of focus and reflected light, these incredible artworks look like carefully composed still-life photographs. But in fact they are all painstakingly rendered on canvas with acrylic paints by Canadian artist Jason de Graaf. The hyperrealistic paintings, which almost appear as if they are computer generated, are like freeze frames of a world more magical than our own - inspiring the term Magic Realism as a description.

The X-Statix: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 24in Untitled (Self-portrait): Acrylic on canvas 30in x 30in Bedlam: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 30in Dalliance: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 36in Fluid mechanics: Acrylic on panel 22in x 42in That Morning: Acrylic on wood 24in x 18in A Wave Of Refreshment: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 24in Kiwi Splash: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 40in Suspension Of Disbelief: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 36in Apple Blossoms: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 18in. Woman Draws 11 Self-Portraits While High On LSD. Experimentation is in the nature of any artist. But always being on the lookout for new sources of inspiration inevitably makes their minds and bodies wander into uncharted, dangerous, even destructive territories. No matter how harsh, the truth is that most of your favorite tales, songs and poems weren't written by artists who felt high on life. Contrary, they've probably been created under the influence of addictive substances, such as alcohol, opium, cocaine and other drugs.

And while by no means is it a justification to use these substances, the outcome they bring can be really fascinating from time to time. Much like this art experiment. According to Reddit user whatafinethrowaway, she asked her artist friend to draw a series of self-portraits while under the influence of LSD. She drew the first self-portrait 15 minutes after taking LSD before any noticeable effect. She spent 15-45 minutes on each of the drawings and did everything without looking at a mirror. Strange, huh? Like this? 1.8 Million Free Works of Art from World-Class Museums: A Meta List of Great Art Available Online. Since the first stirrings of the internet, artists and curators have puzzled over what the fluidity of online space would do to the experience of viewing works of art. At a conference on the subject in 2001, Susan Hazan of the Israel Museum wondered whether there is “space for enchantment in a technological world?” She referred to Walter Benjamin’s ruminations on the “potentially liberating phenomenon” of technologically reproduced art, yet also noted that “what was forfeited in this process were the ‘aura’ and the authority of the object containing within it the values of cultural heritage and tradition.”

Evaluating a number of online galleries of the time, Hazan found that “the speed with which we are able to access remote museums and pull them up side by side on the screen is alarmingly immediate.” Perhaps the “accelerated mobility” of the internet, she worried, “causes objects to become disposable and to decline in significance.” Art Images from Museums & Libraries Art Books. Login | Deep Dream Generator. The British Library Puts Over 1,000,000 Images in the Public Domain: A Deeper Dive Into the Collection. Every year for the past decade or so, we‘ve seen new, dire pronouncements of the death of print, along with new, upbeat rejoinders.

This year is no different, though the prognosis has seemed especially positive of late in robust appraisals of the situation from entities as divergent as The Onion’s A.V. Club and financial giant Deloitte. I, for one, find this encouraging. And yet, even if all printed media were in decline, it would still be the case that the history of the modern world will mostly be told in the history of print. And ironically, it is online media that has most enabled the means to make that history available to everyone, in digital archives that won’t age or burn down. One such archive, the British Library’s Flickr Commons project, contains over one million images from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Here, we have a striking illustration from an 1841 edition of The Cottager’s Sabbath, a poem… with … vignettes… by H. Related Content: Art full. ARTS. Free pics. Banque d'images libres. Photos. Perfectly Timed Photos - Photos Taken At Just The Right Moment.

Macro Photography! Shake - Images | Carli Davidson Photography. Earth Echo: Hymns to the Sun. Mcbess. The home Mattias O Adolfsson. Mark Ryden. Marion Peck. Uli knörzer - Le petit prince. Gallery of artists — Mystic Spirit Art Presents. The Art of Vagina | マンガ家・ろくでなし子. シャンデビラ(まんこの照明器具) 月面まん オセロまん ネックリス 単行本「デコまん」 ホーリーまんティシュケース MKモノグラムiPhoneカバー シャンデビラ拡大 スまんホカバー MK女学院まん 大仏ライトまん アサヒ芸能2012年12月袋とじ企画用作品 週刊プレイボーイ2012年10月グラビア用作品 赤い彗星まん 虫カゴまん リモコンで動く!

戦場まん拡大 ビラスレット お祭りやぐらまん スまんホカバーまん 週刊アサヒ芸能袋とじ企画用作品 スイーツまん 戦場まん 動くラブピちゃんローター. Paintings — IMSCARED.COM. Amazing Photo Manipulation by Photographer Erik Johansson. Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson has one of the craziest photography portfolios we’ve ever seen. Erik is completely self-taught in retouching his own photographs to make impossible and extraordinary images. He says his inspiration came from both growing up with a grandmother who painted and having a penchant for escaping into the other worlds of video games, so he naturally blended the two into a technique using computers to generate images that couldn’t be captured by a camera. Check out some of his mind blowing creations below: Cut & Fold – Cut along the dotted line. Drifting Away – A safe place, drifting away. Electric guitar.

Expecting winter – Where seasons meet. Snow cover. Big laundry day. Work at sea. Breaking up – Breaking up, drifting apart. Groundbreaking – Let’s go on a field trip. Lazy dog. Set them free – Do the right thing, set them free! Arms break, vases don’t. Roadworker’s coffee break. Penrose LEGO. Fishy island. Revolving theory. Common sense crossing.

Face vs. Metropolitan Museum releases thousands of ancient images to public domain. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has just announced the release of more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images into the public domain from its world-renowned collection, according to a news release in Art Daily. The now freely available images include thousands of ancient figurines, reliefs, paintings, manuscripts, and other artifacts spanning a period of 10,000 years, and covering all the great civilizations of our ancient past, as well as hundreds of cultures across the globe. The new initiative called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC), means that images may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use without permission from the Museum and without a fee.

OASC was developed as a resource for students, educators, researchers, curators, academic publishers, non-commercial documentary filmmakers, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work. Here we feature just a tiny sample of the magnificent collection now available to the public. Alex Grey.