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Islamic calligraphy , also known as Arabic calligraphy , is the artistic practice of handwriting , or calligraphy , and by extension, of bookmaking , [ 1 ] :218 in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. This art form is based on the Arabic script , which for a long time was used by all Muslims in their respective languages. They used it to represent God because they denied representing God with images. [ 2 ] Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur'an . Suspicion of figurative art as idolatrous led to calligraphy and abstract depictions becoming a major form of artistic expression in Islamic cultures, especially in religious contexts. [ 1 ] :222 The work of calligraphers was collected and appreciated. Arabic , Persian and Ottoman Turkish calligraphy is associated with abstract arabesque motifs on the walls and ceilings of mosques as well as on the page.
Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Forced Perspective Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages.
Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan , transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK
Fun Pic , Pop Culture — By Dave on 2011/02/28 1:48 PM These beautiful works of art are from Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski. Pawel was born in 1976 in Szczecin. He graduated the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan with specialization in graphics.
The heavily embossed box pictured here began life as an energy drink can. Check out how to upcycle aluminum soda cans into attractive little gift boxes. DIY blog Atomic Shrimp shares a series of guides to turning aluminum cans into all manner of boxes. The basic premise is simple: scrub the paint off the can with an abrasive, cut the top and bottom off, and roll the body of the can flat. Once laid out and taped down, you can use simple tools (like a ball point pen) to emboss the metal. Check out the video below to see it in action:
What is important to you 2011-ongoing It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. After I lost someone I loved very much, I thought about death a lot. This helped clarify my life, the people I want to be with, and the things I want to do, but I struggled to maintain perspective. I wondered if other people felt the same way.
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Straight Line Designs is a one-of-a-kind workshop that has been operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia for the past 25 years. In addition to installations, sculptures and private commissions, designer Judson Beaumont and his staff of eight full-time craftspeople have designed and constructed a variety of wacky cartoon-style furniture and projects for public institutions and children’s exhibitions throughout North America and abroad. Focused on quality and custom design, Judson’s studio stays far away from mass production and is as imaginative as children themselves. Website: StaightLineDesigns.com 1. Little Black Dresser