Van Gogh Painting is a Vertical Green Wall Photo: B. Alter It's the first living painting in London's Trafalgar Square, and maybe the first anywhere. A Van Gogh picture has been turned into a green living vertical wall. Depicting Van Gogh's painting, A Wheatfield with Cypresses, it's a new way to draw people into the National Gallery to see the real thing. Photo: National Gallery: A Wheatfield, with Cypresses 1889 The living painting has been constructed by a horticulture and design company which specialises in green walls and roofs. They used over 8,000 plants of 25 different varieties. It took 3 days to install the wall which forms part of a hoarding outside the gallery. 'A Wheatfield, with Cypresses' was painted in September 1889, when Van Gogh was in the St-Rémy mental asylum, near Arles, where he was a patient from May 1889 until May 1890. The painting has been brought to life with the sponsorship of GE (General Electric) as part of the Gallery's long-term plan to reduce its carbon footprint.
20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour. When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that :) Below you will find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images to date on r/ColorizedHistory. I’ve also provide a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
Robin Wood :: wooden bowls & plates :: traditional turning :: spoon carving :: countryside furniture When George Lailey died in 1958 a craft going back more than 2000 years died with him. He was the last person in England to make a living turning wooden bowls on a foot powered pole lathe. In medieval times nearly everybody in Britain ate from wooden bowls every day. They were beautiful, functional bowls that linger on in memories of Goldilocks but were killed off by the industrial revolution and cheap pottery. I became fascinated by the craft whilst working in woodland conservation and set about reviving the lost technique, first learning the blacksmithing skills I needed to forge the specialised turning tools. Like the old turners I use no sandpaper relying entirely on the sharpness of my tools to get a clean cut finish. December 15th 2008 was exactly fifty years since the ‘last bowlturner’ George Lailey died aged 89. These are cut from one block of wood, one from inside the next, using special curved tools which I forge myself. This video shows how this unique set of bowls was made.
Andrea Dezsö’s Tunnel Books: Interior Worlds | Linnea West I remember seeing a model of a stage set as a child, and being fascinated with the elaborate world created when elaborately painted scenes were dropped in at the top, and peering in through the front of the box a fantastical miniature world was created backdrop by backdrop. Andrea Dezsö‘s surrealist cut-paper tunnel books reminded me of it, except her work speaks to a decidedly wilder and darker place, a garden run riot after the fall of man. This work was up at the Nancy Margolis gallery in Chelsea earlier this year (better late than never has become my grad school motto).
Julie Heffernan from Julie Heffernan’s Constructions of Self Julie Heffernan creates sensuous figurative painting, like co-Yale MFAS, John Currin and Linda Yuskavage, but her luminous oils are patently unique among them and most working artists today. A Victorian impetus to conjoin, edging toward pastiche, creates artfully staged Surrealist environments. They avoid the mawkish or macabre by virtue of an evocative 17th century Baroque styling and the dignity with which she handles her primary subject, herself. Julie Heffernan at P.P.O.W Gallery Julie Heffernan at Catherine Clark Gallery Thanks to Modern Art Obsession for finding this artist!
List of timed artistic challenges - Wikiwrimo NaNoWriMo has inspired many timed challenges within and outside of writing. Except as noted, all challenges are unofficial and not sanctioned by National Novel Writing Month. Active challenges Year-round These challenges happen throughout the year and are not a year in length. 24 Hour Writing Contest: Compose a short story associated with the given prompt and within the word count. $5 entry, token cash prizes available and publication on the site.48 Hour Film Project: Make a film in 48 hours. Year-long These challenges start at various times throughout the year and last for a full year. WriYe: Write several novels in a year, often involving setting your own goals.6 Months, 6 Novels: Write a novel every other month, starting in January.Milwordy: The quest to write a million words in a year.The 365 Project: Take a photo every day for a year. January February March April Camp NaNoWriMo: Write a 50,000 word (or other goal) project in a month. May June July August September October Spectober! November
Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas Along with some magnificent dreams, Jacek Yerka finds inspiration for his masterful paintings from his childhood memories: the places, remembered feelings and smells of 1950′s Poland. He studied fine art and graphic design before becoming a full time artist in 1980… and we’re glad he did. His paintings will take you through incredible worlds of imagination, bending reality in captivating and clever ways fit to inspire a novel or film. See many more examples of his find paintings at yerkaland.com. See Also ENDEARING MONSTER DRAWINGS POP FROM THE SCREEN Via: hypeness.com.br
Digital Art for Beginners Photoshop is an excellent tool for manipulating photographs but it can also be used as a means to create stunning digital art. This tutorial is part of a 25-part video tutorial series demonstrating everything you will need to know to start producing digital art in Photoshop. Digital Art for Beginners, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor, Martin Perhiniak will begin by teaching you how to draw in Photoshop. At the conclusion of this series you will know all you need to produce your own concept art and matte paintings in Photoshop. Photoshop is an excellent tool for manipulating photographs but it can also be used as a means to create stunning digital art. Dream Big by Peter Fecteau “Dream Big” was a year-long project in which Pete created a mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes. > petefecteau.com
What This Guy Does Using Just Post-It Notes Is Terrifying. #14 Is Insane. Artist Don Kenn opens a window to a different world when he draws monsters on post-it notes. Don't be afraid alone. Share this with your friends by clicking below!