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Food Artwork. Paint Wars & Painted People. Skull Artwork. The Doctor Who Mapped His Hallucinations. MINIATURE CALENDAR. Log In - New York Times. Outsider art - Wikipedia. Anna Zemánková, No title, 1960s Outsider art is art by self-taught or naïve art makers.

Outsider art - Wikipedia

Typically, those labeled as outsider artists have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. In many cases, their work is discovered only after their deaths. Often, outsider art illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds. PostSecret. 3D Paintings on Panes of Glass by David Spriggs and Xia Xiaowan. Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures.

3D Paintings on Panes of Glass by David Spriggs and Xia Xiaowan

Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Artist's insane swarm of animal cutouts spring from 1,200 recycled books. The increasing popularity of e-readers have prompted observers to sound the death knell for paper books; yet, many of us still find an irreplaceable je ne sais quoi in our trusty tomes.

Artist's insane swarm of animal cutouts spring from 1,200 recycled books

Maybe it's because we can dog-ear them to death, or find that their smells bring back some half-forgotten memory. Italy and New York City-based artist Andrea Mastrovito finds life renewed in old books; one of his latest works, "The Island of Dr. Mastrovito II" features a horde of animal cutouts taken from recycled textbooks -- butterflies, bears, cats and endless flowers. © Andrea Mastrovito © Andrea Mastrovito. New Scenes of Fantasy and Disaster on Traditional Blue Porcelain Dinner Plates by Calamityware. Look once you see your grandmother’s china, look twice and you see… Big Foot?

New Scenes of Fantasy and Disaster on Traditional Blue Porcelain Dinner Plates by Calamityware

Don Moyer, the graphic designer behind Calamityware (previously here and here), has designed several more white porcelain plates playfully poking the traditional blue Willow pattern design. On his plates, intricate patterns found on the outer edge trick the eye until one notices mysterious occurrences happening near the center. Pirate ships take over Victorian villages, swamp monsters grab for traditional Japanese pagodas, and erupting volcanoes threaten to overtake peaceful towns. Real Fish Heads Used In Photographs To Satirize Everyday Human Life. French artist Anne-Catherine Becker Echivard’s (37) beautiful artworks.He is inspired by silent movies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.places real fish from her fish monger on doll parts to recreate, amuse, and in a way, criticize/satirize aspects of human society.

Real Fish Heads Used In Photographs To Satirize Everyday Human Life

Real Fish Heads Used In Photographs Sources. Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts. Kid’s Drawing Reenacted. Apply imagination by Christoph Niemann. Confessions. 2012 Las Vegas, NV Interactive gallery installation in The Cosmopolitan that invites people to anonymously share their confessions and see the confessions of the people around them in the heart of the Las Vegas strip.


Amidst casinos, restaurants and bars, Chang invited passersby to write confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. Chang arranged the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls like a Shinto shrine prayer wall, painted select responses on 4’x4’ canvases, and orchestrated the space with an original score by Oliver Blank. The project explored the design of safe spaces for anonymity, vulnerability, understanding, and consolation. Inspired by Japanese Shinto shrines, Post Secret, and Catholicism. 2012, Las Vegas, NV. Turkish man demonstrates marbling tenchnique. Kenaim Alshatti's hallucinatory "motion fantasies" Images courtesy the artist Somewhere amid Phoenix's desert topography, visual artist Kenaim Alshatti is producing mesmerizing, molten lava-esque GIFs dubbed "motion fantasies.

Kenaim Alshatti's hallucinatory "motion fantasies"

" Calling himself as a "visual solutionist," the artist attempts to explore emotions through media synthesis and does so through the array of looping artworks he posts daily on Tumblr. Incredibly Intricate Glass Marble. 18th century armor of an Officer of the Imperial Palace Guard. Joana Vasconcelos. Los geniales monstruos del ilustrador Juan Carlos Paz, BAKEA.

Joana Vasconcelos

Los perturbadores a la vez que coloridos chicos pintados por el artista japonés que se hace llamar 非(hi). David Mayzis Las divertidas ilustraciones de David Mayzis. Totalmente enamorado de las fundas y soportes en madera que hacen los chicos de Grovemade. Alternative Limb Project. The Alternative Limb Project is the work of Sophie de Oliveira Barata, who, taking her honors degree from the London Arts University studying special-effects prosthetics, went to work as a sculptor for a prosthetics company. In her eight years there, she created realistic limbs and digits for amputees who wanted their new limbs to blend into their bodies. Art By a Typewriter. British artist Keira Rathbone uses typewriters, instead of brushes and pencils, to create amazing portraits and drawings.

Art By a Typewriter

Found on: The Art of the Jack-O-Lantern. Streeter Seidell explained the history of the pumpkin made into a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern yesterday in 7 Burning Halloween Questions: Answered!

The Art of the Jack-O-Lantern

Once it became a tradition, the carving of the pumpkin has evolved into an art form, and in many places, a competition. Everyone knows who the best pumpkin carver in your neighborhood is. Many communities have pumpkin carving contests. And on the internet, all you have to do is post a picture and your jack-o-lantern will be judged and compared to the best in the world. Gilbert Legrand y sus esculturas cachibache. Gilbert Legrand La imaginación llega tan lejos como necesite llegar para crear algo nuevo y original. Gilbert Legrand, un escultor francés, hace uso de ella para encontrar rostros y personajes en objetos cotidianos, objetos obsoletos o “cachibaches”. Las esculturas que Legrand crea, resultan de una inventiva genial para encontrar personajes y rostros caricaturescos en la formas originales de los objetos que utiliza como lienzos, como materia prima que pasa a un segundo plano para darle protagonismo a las creaciones de éste artista. Game of Thrones Costumes Detail.

Grace Ciao. Kentaro Nagai: Chinese Zodiak. 12 Feb 2009 In a series of illustrations entitled "Twelve Animals," graphic artist Kentaro Nagai rearranges the world map to create the beasts of the Chinese zodiac. Paint Dropped in Water. The images that you see before you appear to be different things to different people. Because of my obsession with the National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, to me, the images below appear to be some newly discovered creatures from the deep sea or images released by NASA of newly discovered galaxies. These stunning images are taken by British photographer, Mark Mawson, who has been taking pictures for over 22 years and specializing in shooting under water scenes. For his Aqueous Series, he takes several drops of colored paint and drops it into a tank of water. As gravity goes to work, so does Mark Mawson. Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis. Berlin-based artist Matthew Davis creates these surreal images by using his brush to slowly drip oil paints into small pools.

After each color dries over a period of several days a new layer is added resulting in a dense, multi-dimensional surface. The understanding and control of color that goes into this is beyond me. You can see more of his paintings and read an article about Davis in the German magazine Art (nsfw). Gregory Euclide. These psychedelic animal specimens are unlike anything you've ever seen. This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways. Aquarium Photobooth. Lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino transformed this phone booth in Lyon, France, into an aquarium, as part of the city's annual Festival of Light.

MY 100 CARDBOARDS. Qwerty, Drawing used a Typewriter. Artist Pablo Gamboa Santos developed a series of 300 drawings, entitled Qwerty. Extreme Sheep LED Art. Stereographic Drawings 2012. Cut glass on concrete foundations. Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows & Light. Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. Simen Johan. 123 Inspiration & Hand Painting. Creative Hand Painting Arts by Guido Daniele. Guido Daniele. This Amazing Mirror Cabin Almost Seems See-Through. A Colorful Installation By Zadok Ben David. "Drowning Beautiful" ModernMantra. New Geometric Projection by Felice Varini in Paris. Gherm. Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park. Submerged Turntable by Evan Holm. Sergio Clavijo Chair Installation in Turkey. Awesome: Rockstars made out of their own CD's.

All-Seeing-Eye Project. Guido Daniele - Hand Painting. Amazing Animal Armor. Room XX by Miquel Barceló. "Falling Garden" Carnovsky. Bayeux Tapestry. Noel Cruz gives dolls makeovers. Fred Giovannitti takes his kids' drawings and colors them in.