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Korean Artist Transforms Her Small Studio Into Dreamlike Worlds Without Photoshop

Korean Artist Transforms Her Small Studio Into Dreamlike Worlds Without Photoshop
EmailEmail Korean artist Jee Young Lee’s beautiful dreamscapes are living proof that you don’t need Photoshop or even a large studio space to create amazing surreal images. She creates all of these scenes by hand in a room that is only 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4 meters and then inserts herself into the pictures. Some of these self portraits represent her own experiences, dreams and memories, while others represent traditional Korean folk tales and legends. Source: Related:  creation & designArt

COMPAGNIE SOUKHA - spectacle de rue, animation, événementiel 20 Optical Illusions That Might Break Your Mind [W/PICTURES] | (TruthSeekerDaily) Viewer discretion advised! Do not scroll down unless your brain is made of steel and your nerves are made of teflon! Enjoy: The Warped Chair by Ibride Source: Dezeen Rubik’s tricky cube Source: brusspup A trippy non animated classic Source: Internet Waving beans Based upon the work of A. Optical illusion wallpaper Source: Krycha182 Rotating snakes Another trippy classic: Rollers Source: A. Anomalous motion illusion Source: A. A floating cube Source: brusspup An eye or a sink draining? Source: Redditor Liammm Which way is the wheel turning? Source: Peripheral vision turns stars into monsters Source: Stare at the center of the image for 20 seconds, then look up at someone’s face Four circles. Cover the middle of the corridor and the animation speeds up; cover the sides and it slows down Our favorite optical trick from last year Animation is born on transparencies Source: brusspup This image won’t stop Source: BuzzFeed Do not smoke Source: greeenpro2009

Artist Unites Watercolour And Photography In Her Extraordinary Self-Portraits EmailEmail Massachusetts-based artist Aliza Razell creates tickling self-portraits that explore philosophical abstractions through the merged mediums of watercolour and photography. Using Photoshop, Razell unites the two mediums in her Anesidora (explorations of the Pandora’s Box myth) and Ikävä (the Finnish word meaning the feeling of longing) series. Source: Flickr | Facebook (via: thisiscolossal)

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art by Maria Popova “Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness.” The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that reconciles the two: a channel of empathy into our own psychology that lets us both exorcise and better understand our emotions — in other words, a form of therapy. In Art as Therapy (public library), philosopher Alain de Botton — who has previously examined such diverse and provocative subjects as why work doesn’t work, what education and the arts can learn from religion, and how to think more about sex — teams up with art historian John Armstrong to examine art’s most intimate purpose: its ability to mediate our psychological shortcomings and assuage our anxieties about imperfection. But these worries, they argue, are misguided.

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza Joseba Elorza is a sound technician who makes a living with his unique brand of digital collage and illustration. The Spain-based artist blends humor, technology, science fiction and anonymous historical photography to create some really splendid digital imagery. You can see much more in his portfolio, and pickup prints in his shop. (via iGNANT)

Tatouage aquarelle / Watercolour tattoo - Tatouages et piercings - FORUM Beauté J'ai été tatouée par Niko Inko de street tattoo, la deuxième photo que tu as posté!Ça fait plus ou moins un mois donc pour les couleurs je peux pas vraiment te répondre, mais pour l'instant elles claquent. Haha, j'ai eu droit a:"Mais, y'a des taches,...c'est fait exprès a merdé?"ou"-Mais...c'est tatoué, genre un tatouage??-Euh oui! Enfin, là il est pas fini, il manque les couleurs-Aaaahh ok, ah oui il va être plus net après! - o_o" --------------- Famille d’accueil pour: Le chat libre kremlinois Tatouée sur les côtes gauches, à l'arrière des jambes et de derrière l'oreille jusqu'au coude droit en vu d'une manchette...

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself. Photo: Greg Mote/Flickr The Wave, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Red beach, Panjin, China Photo: Shutterstock Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia Photo: HopeHill/Flickr Dragon's blood trees, Socotra, Yemen Photo: Shutterstock Sossusvlei, Namibia Photo: Shutterstock Rice terraces, Bali, Indonesia Photo: Shutterstock Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey Photo: Tormod Sandtorv/Flickr Photo: Wenxiang Zheng/Flickr Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K. Photo: kobaken/Flickr Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan Photo: Shutterstock Giant Buddha, Leshan, China Photo: Shutterstock Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine Photo: Shutterstock Antelope Canyon, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock Odle Mountains, Italy

Des découpages de papier rétroéclairés Le duo d’artistes Hari & Deepti découpent des strates de papiers qui, lorsqu’elles sont éclairées par l’arrière, créent des scènes avec des petits personnages grâces à leurs différences d’opacité. [Via] Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish 105inShare Jump To Close Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. This is the world that exists in artist Simon Stålenhag's mind, and it's only accessible through his paintings. The artwork is impactful as a result of this juxtaposition between the harsh realities of life and the sci-fi technologies of our dreams. Simon Stålenhag used a Wacom tablet and pen to digitally paint the works below. Hint: Use the 's' and 'd' keys to navigate Read next: The Large Hadron Collider in pictures: using big technology to investigate tiny things Play Next: 'Ripple Dot Zero', the game designed by your favorite Swedish illustrator

Surrealism Surrealism originated in the late 1910s and early '20s as a literary movement that experimented with a new mode of expression called automatic writing, or automatism, which sought to release the unbridled imagination of the subconscious. Officially consecrated in Paris in 1924 with the publication of the Manifesto of Surrealism by the poet and critic André Breton (1896–1966), Surrealism became an international intellectual and political movement. Breton, a trained psychiatrist, along with French poets Louis Aragon (1897–1982), Paul Éluard (1895–1952), and Philippe Soupault (1897–1990), were influenced by the psychological theories and dream studies of Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) and the political ideas of Karl Marx (1818–1883). Using Freudian methods of free association, their poetry and prose drew upon the private world of the mind, traditionally restricted by reason and societal limitations, to produce surprising, unexpected imagery.

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