Minimal pencil portraits of female celebrities [19 pictures] By Ileana Hunter… Audrey Hepburn Emma Watson Marilyn Monroe Mila Kunis Elizabeth Taylor Emilia Clarke Twiggy Taylor Swift Jean Harlow Mariah Carey Penelope Cruz Rihanna Nicole Kidman Judy Garland Charlize Theron Lady Gaga Katy Perry Madonna Keira Knightley 55 incredible examples of photo manipulation We present collection of 55 incredible examples of photo manipulation. Some of them... you may know already, but another ones... could be new for you. What I'm sure about... all of them are simply worth of your attention.
Eric Daigh – Unconventional Mosaic Art | Artaic | Custom Mosaic Design and Fabrication For our fifth installment of our ongoing series “Unconventional Mosaic Art” we’re focusing on artist Eric Daigh. Daigh uses thousands of pushpins to create portraits, and more recently everyday objects such as kitchen knives or car door handles. From Things I See The beauty of Daigh’s work is his amazing ability to work with such a limited palette of colored pins to create intricate images with such depth and complexity. This is Daigh’s statement from his website: Using push pins, the innocuous, adhesive, near-detritus of our everyday Eric creates the view from here. As we pull back one quotidian reference morphs into another, objects become portraits, the pedestrian becomes sublime. from "if it's hip, it's here" Daigh’s work creates fascinating imagery out of mundane objects that wouldn’t normally get a second glance – and that is why we love the art of mosaic – many little, otherwise insignificant pieces come together to become something great.
Hand Painting Illusions by Annie Ralli EmailEmail London-based photographer Ray Massey teamed up with a talented body painter Annie Ralli to transform hands into architecture, sport scenes and other deceiving objects. These incredible hand illusions are a part of advertising campaign for Ecclesiastical Insurance, a niche insurance company using the byline “You’re in good hands”. Annie says that body painting is meticulous work which needs to be carried out at speed because paint is less stable on a living, moving base. “Bodypainting is a skill I perfected working with stills photographers,” says Annie, who is also a former BBC scenic artist. Her impressive hand paintings reminds me of the work of Guido Daniele who also turns hands into architecture, animals or anything you could imagine. Website: annieralli.com
Wine corks portrait - Scott Gundersen - The GROUND Magazine Chicago based illustrator and artist Scott Gundersen creates his portraits from thousands of used and recycled corks. Starting with a large photograph that’s transferred to a drawing, Gundersen pins each cork to the canvas, creating a correlation between the hues of the wine-stained corks and the value of light or shadow in the portrait. Scott Gundersen has made these incredible portraits, one using 3,621, 3,842 and the other using 9,217 natural wine corks. See more images and a video below. Very impressive! “Trisha”, 46” X 56”, 3,621 wine corks, 2012 How to make a wine cork portrait. “Grace” 66” x 96” 9,217 wine corks. 2010. “Grace” 506 minutes into the process. “Jeanne” 46” x 57” 3842 wine corks. 2009. 11 people like this post.
Mind-Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita Born in Japan but now living and working in New York City, artist Kumi Yamashita does incredible things with light and shadows. Kumi has an impressive list of solo and group shows sine the late 90s along with a host of permanent collections around the world. Kumi received her bachelor in fine arts at the Cornish College of the Arts in Washington and obtained her masters in fine art from the Glasgow School of Art in the UK. In her series entitled Light & Shadow, Kumi uses a single light source along with an assortment of perfectly placed objects to create incredible shadow silhouettes and artwork on walls. Please enjoy this small sample below, and be sure to visit Kumi’s official site for even more amazing artwork. 2003 | H250, W500, D5cm | Aluminum numbers, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka Japan 1994 | H180, W230, D5cm | Wood, single light source, shadow | Microsoft Art Collection, Washington USA If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:
Neon Text Installations by Lee Jung Photographer Lee Jung lives and works in Seoul, South Korea where she created and photographed this gorgeous series of text-based light installations. Jung had work on display at the Hong Kong International Art Fair with One and J. Gallery which closed yesterday. (via booooooom) Richard Estes photorealistic paintings Artist Bio Richard Estes (born May 14, 1932 in Kewanee, Illinois) is an American painter who is best known for his photorealistic paintings. The paintings generally consist of reflective, clean, and inanimate city and geometric landscapes. He is regarded as one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the late 1960s, with painters such as Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, and Duane Hanson. (wikipedia) Richard Estes at Marlborough Gallery Richard Estes on Artnet
Ukrainian laid out with matches the world's largest collection of paintings Замечательные композиции украинец делает из самых обычных спичек Художественный рекорд. В Украине зарегистрировали наибольшую коллекцию барельєфних картин из спичек - всего 65 работ, говорится в сюжете ТСН.19:30. Как выяснилось, такой коллекции нет больше нигде в мире. Автор работ 64-летний Иосиф Осташинский. Основной материал - обычные спички. Благодаря таким непритязательным материалам он делает барельефы известных памятников архитектуры разных эпох и культур. На одну композицию может уйти до 300 пачек спичек. "Люди с мировым именем не могли отойти от моих работ, и говорят: вы же, наверное, очень богатый человек.
We declare the world as our canvas106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos - Year 2012 Click on a photo and you make it bigger and can post a comment on it. And thats some of the most beloved Street Art Photos posted in 2012 on Street Art Utopia! A member of Street Art Utopia on Facebook wrote two year ago this nice piece about the future: – My son, do you want to hear something strange? – Yes! What? – You know the new tree painting we did on the garage last week.. – What? – Well, yes, many were. – Was art forbidden? – Well no, but it had to be in special buildings only. – Wow.. – Yes, my son.
ron mueck's figurative sculptures at fondation cartier, paris apr 16, 2013 ron mueck's figurative sculptures at fondation cartier, paris artist ron mueck working on a piece to especially created for an exhibition at fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain in parisimage © ron mueckphoto © gautier deblonde ron mueckfondation cartier pour l’art contemporain, parisapril 16th to september 29th, 2013 the first major exhibition in europe since 2005 of ron mueck opened today at the fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain, paris, unveiling new work by the highly acclaimed london-based artist. to complement six important recent sculptures, the show also includes three pieces produced especially for the event – two teenagers in the street, a mother and baby and an elderly couple on the beach. still life: ron mueck at workvideo courtesy of fondation cartier to complement six important recent sculptures, the show also includes three pieces produced especially for the eventimage © ron mueckphoto © gautier deblonde lara mikocki I designboom
Nature-Infused Book Art and Collages by Johannes Helden Artist Johannes Heldén has a passion for poetry and a knack for storytelling. “I didn’t draw all the time, but I did read all the time, so story is always important,” he said. “I’m interested in telling a story, but not in a traditional way.” While he works in a variety of mediums, in recent years, the visual artist and author has made the subject of nature take center stage. This is evident particularly in his book art, where lily pads and leaves seem to flow over covers, and his paper collages, where fantastic fields and river banks are framed and on display. There's a sense of movement you feel in each of his works. Johannes Helden on Stene Projects 21 Mind-Blowing Hyperreal Paintings As an outgrowth of photorealism, hyperrealism is a relatively new school of painting that creates the illusion that you're actually looking at a photo. With new technology in cameras and digital equipment, artists have been able to be far more precision-oriented. While photorealist painters tend to imitate photographic images and will consciously omit details, the hyperreal painter is more literal, incorporating photographic limitations such as depth of field, perspective and focus. Because hyperreal art creates a false reality, it requires a high level of skill. I've put together some of the most amazing hyperreal paintings that will make you question whether you're actually looking at a painting or a photograph. Simon HennesseySimon Hennessey is a hyperrealist that specializes in portraiture and the human figure. Medium: Acrylics Denis Peterson Denis Peterson is a hyperrealist painter that was as one of the first Photorealists to emerge in New York. Mediums: Acrylics and urethanes