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"2D or not 2D" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow based photographer and artist Alexander Khokhlov has created a wonderful art project titled “2D or not 2D”.

"2D or not 2D" series by Alexander Khokhlov

In this series, the artist creates makeup portraits which can easily confuse our vision. He created these portraits in 2D and some of these photos might indeed do the trick with the help of Valeriya Kutsan’s professional makeup work, the natural lines of the models’ faces are almost indistinguishable. Beauty in Art: The Female Form. Images of mythical female beauty—goddesses or Eve—vary greatly across cultures and time, as does what qualifies as "beautiful" among everyday women.

Beauty in Art: The Female Form

In this art gallery, you’ll see wide hips and narrow, breasts large and small, athletic shoulders and sloping ones. Feast your eyes on beauty in all shapes and sizes, seen with loving eyes. Mother Goddess (Matrika), mid-6th cent. This figure from Rajasthan, India, with her rich curves and large round breasts, represents one of seven goddesses considered both alluringly beautiful and dangerous. "Auto-Complete Truth" Campaign from UN Women. Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature.

"Auto-Complete Truth" Campaign from UN Women

Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, offers this summary: “This campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web.” Each ad's fine print says "actual Google search on 09/03/13. " While Google users in different countries are likely to get different results, a quick test shows that several of these suggested terms definitely come up in U.S. searches.

Since its creation, autocomplete has become a popular device for social debate and even inspired a recent epic visual from xkcd, but these ads do a stellar job driving home the daunting fact that enough people around the world share these vile opinions that Google has come to expect them. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres "La Grande Odalisque" (1814)

"Bodyscapes" series by Allan Teger. Sofia Ajram's Photostream. Baroness 'Blue' Album Cover. Rafael Santi "Lady with Unicorn" (1505) Whimsical images by photographer Katerina Plotnikova. Gian Lorenzo Bernini "Blessed Ludovica Albertoni" (1674) The Art and Illustrations of Ffoart. Pablo Picasso "Girl in a Chemise" (1905) Watercolor illustrations by Conrad Roset. Underwater Photography by Elena Kalis. It’s summer and we’d like nothing more but to dive underwater as we’ve seen in the lavish underwater photography by Elena Kalis featured below. For her latest shoot, themed on Alice in Wonderland, the artist selected a young female model, dressed up for the part, and equipped with props especially reminiscent of the book and the myriad stories spawned thereafter.

Kalis specializes in underwater photography, and the Alice shoot, which was undertaken in what might be the world’s best location—the Bahamas—possibly benefitted from the world’s most skilled photographer in the field at the moment. Kalis is a name we’d like to hear of again, be it for personal, or commercially commissioned projects. Source: Photograph of an unknown woman taken by F. Holland Day (1907) Body Painting by Craig Tracy. Article by James Pond I am the owner of / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student.

Body Painting by Craig Tracy

I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Web site: Body painting is form of art in which Craig Tracy excels. Shapes of models’ bodies are an inspiration for this artist who was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Website. Utamaro "Three Beauties of the Present Day" (1793) The Illustrations of Naja Conrad-Hansen.

Naja Conrad-Hansen er en dansk illustrator og kunstner som bor og arbejder i København.

The Illustrations of Naja Conrad-Hansen

Hun har arbejdet for mærker som Max Mara og Filth Perfume og er blevet udvalgt som en af de 200 bedste illustratorer i verden 07/08 af Lürzer’s Archive. Jeg synes hendes illustrationer er noget af det smukkeste, jeg længe har set. I bør virkelig tjekke hendes hjemmeside, for det jeg har valgt at vise her, et kun et lille udsnit af hendes arbejde. Hvilket talent! Jirka Väätäinen envisions Disney characters in "real life" "Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations.

"Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov

From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model's eyes, Khokhlov's vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project, entitled Weird Beauty. The well designed face art, combined with simple and elegant female faces, presents viewers with a complex optical illusion of positive and negative space. Our eye is naturally and initially attracted to the strong black and white graphics painted by artist Valeriya Kutsan. But, after that, we are visually invited to explore the multiple layers of the photograph, from the swirls of perfect lines to the flawless skin, long lashes, piercing eyes, and emotionless expressions found beneath the paint.

Titian "Venus of Urbino" (1538) "Save Our Sisters" Campaign. Antonella Arismendi. The real life models for Classic Pin-Up paintings. Alphonse Mucha. Leonardo da Vinci "Lady with an Ermine" (1490) Disney Princesses reimagined historically by Claire Hummel. Nick Onken: "Kualoa Ranch Girls" Untitled by Sofia Ajram. Photographer Ricardo Tinelli makes a "Splash" in Biba Magazine. Jul 9, 2012 "Splash" by Biba Magazine - July 2012 Models Christine K and Marine Muller look like they're having fun modeling trendy popular and designer swimwear underwater for the July 2012 issue of French magazine Biba.

Photographer Ricardo Tinelli makes a "Splash" in Biba Magazine

The "Splash" feature mixes acid colors and black swimsuits with colorful accessories in a 80s vibe, which call out: Summer is here! Bandeau bikini: Valege One piece: Lacoste. Two piece: Herve Leger Bikini: H&M. One Piece: La Perla Two Piece: Hermes. Peter Nicolai Arbo "Valkyrie" (1869) Charmaine Olivia. The Pinup dictionary. Elena Kalis blog.