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Painting Intoxicated at 100 MPH (10 pieces) - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon

Painting Intoxicated at 100 MPH (10 pieces) - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon
It's almost as if Alexandra Pacula paints what she sees while driving drunk at 100 mph. "My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife," says the New York-based artist born in Poland. "I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment." Pacula paints with oil to recreate the feeling of dizziness and confusion. "I suggest motion in order to slow down the scene and capture the fleeting moments, which tend to be forgotten," she says. Alexandra Pacula's websiteMore Amazing Oil Painting Posts:Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Body PaintingFine Art - Rob HefferanMatthew Curry - Modern Abstract ArtBold, Sexy Knife Work - Françoise Nielly: Paris

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Marta Penter Marta Penter is a painter originally hailing from Porto Alegre, Brazil. Penter uses watercolor and oil paints to create her detailed works of art in her new series where she sheds “new light to man and his world, rescuing the feeling of intimacy which has been lost in a globalized and immediate world.” Posted in: Featured, Fine Art, Illustration & Art, PaintingTags: art blog, canvas, empty kingdom, Fine Art, Marta Penter, oil, Painting, watercolor

Wicked Samurais in Cartoon Disguises - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon Artist Ferris Plock is back at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco but this time he's mashing up samurais not with skateboarders but with cartoons characters we all know and love. Why are Daffy, Snoopy and and Hello Kitty wearing colorful samurai gear? They're not! It's actually those wicked samurais again dressed up in disguise! Just For One Day is the name of Plock's new show which fuses his traditional Japanese style with a rebellious sensibility.

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Small Favors Catalog Here are the pieces I'm showing at the Giant Robot NY Small Favors show, up from March 27th to April 14th, 2010. Each piece is $150. For purchase inquiries please contact Giant Robot NY: (212) 674-4769 | grny.net "Island Tree" - watercolor and gouache on paper, mounted on board - 5" x 5" (tabletop background saturation bumped back in Photoshop) "River Tree" - watercolor and gouache on paper, mounted on board - 5" x 5" (tabletop background saturation bumped back in Photoshop)

Markers and acrylic paint by Minjae Lee - ego-alterego.com - StumbleUpon Minjae Lee is a 20 year old illustrator and painter from Korea. His Favorite mediums are markers and acrylic paint. Minjae Lee: website Via: vectroave.com Anthropomorphism Anthropomorphism, or personification, is attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being. Examples include depicting deities with human form and ascribing human emotions or motives to forces of nature, such as hurricanes or earthquakes. Anthropomorphism has ancient roots as a literary device in storytelling, and also in art. Most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphised animals, which can stand or talk like humans, as characters. The word anthropomorphism was first used in the mid-1700s.[1][2] The word derives from the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human", and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form". Pre-history

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