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11 Times Accidental Art Was Better Than Anything That Anyone Could Plan

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If you know any artists, or if you’re one yourself, you know how much time and effort typically goes into creating a piece. Whether it’s a portrait, a mural, or even a work of street art, hours of planning and painstaking effort go into bringing these visions to life. But sometimes, “accidental” works of art […]

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This Artist Gathered Discarded Pens To Create Artwork That Will Really Draw You In

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In an age when digital art reigns supreme, some artists prefer to keep it simple and classic when it comes to technique. Artist Ray Cicin knows a thing or two about that. When one of his designer friends voiced her disdain for “cheap, creepy” ballpoint pens, he knew exactly what he needed to do. On […]

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Who Knew The Human Nervous System Could Be So Beautiful?

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The human body is an incredible piece of natural machinery. Whether you believe we got here by way of divine intervention or by accident, it’s hard to argue with the fact that our bodies are insanely complex. Did you know that the human body contains about 45 miles of nerves and 60,000 miles of blood […]

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This Artist’s Work Speaks Volumes About What It’s Like To Live With Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with someone’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions, and relate to others. It is a complex condition that affects about 1 percent of Americans, but no matter how much we learn about the disorder, it’s impossible to know what sufferers endure on a day-to-day basis. […]

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This Man’s Chalk Art Is Making This City An Even Better Place To Live.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan hasn’t been the same since artist David Zinn began decorating its streets with his chalk art. You can see little green aliens, flying pigs, and other quirky characters throughout the city. Zinn’s creations are sure to bring joy to your day, or at least cause you to examine the sidewalk more often. […]

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Watching Pointillism In Action Is Nothing Short Of Incredible

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); David Bayo is a wonderfully creative French artist who specializes in transforming the seemingly mundane into something spectacular one tiny dot at a time. Bayo works with pointillism, an artistic process in which small, distinct dots are applied in patterns to form an image that appears totally solid, as if drawn […]

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This Coloring Book Was Designed By Someone Who Had His Eyes Closed The Entire Time

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A new trend in books has taken the world by storm, and it’s not what you would expect. No, it’s not another series like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games — it’s something much more elementary. Welcome to the wonderful world of adult coloring books. And one take on the trend has opened quite a […]

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This Hooded Wooden Figure Is Beautiful And Mysterious.

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Paul Kaptein is a different kind of artist. Hailing from Australian, Kaptein works with laminated woods to create unconventional (and at times unsettling) sculptures of people. For the most part his work focuses on the themes of death and impermanence. Much of his work incorporates hoodies (hooded sweatshirts) in some way. They are often depicted as sad and […]

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This Artist Does Something With Cereal I Didn’t Think Was Possible. It’s Both Impressive And Delicious.

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Your parents probably told you not to play with your food. That’s sound advice for most people (especially if you’d like to eat in public without drawing stares). Thankfully, artist and photographer Sarah Rosado didn’t listen to her parents when they told her that food wasn’t meant to be played with. Instead of leaving her […]

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This Artist Illustrated Every Single Animated Disney Movie

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Aladdin, Elsa, Tiana, Pinocchio… the gang’s all here. 1. Frozen and The Fox and the Hound, Alice in Wonderland and Aladdin: Rafael Mayani has illustrated them all. disneyanimatedfeatures.blogspot.mx disneyanimatedfeatures.blogspot.mx   disneyanimatedfeatures.blogspot.mx disneyanimatedfeatures.blogspot.mx   3. For his Disney Challenge project, Mayani watched every animated film ever produced by Disney, and then created an illustration based on […]

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These Paintings Are Almost Too Trashy. Literally, They’re Garbage. But Not In The Way You Expect.

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It’s trendy these days for artists to repurpose pieces of garbage and turn them into masterpieces. What’s not so common is to do the opposite. That is, make art that looks like garbage. But that’s exactly what American artist Tom Pfannerstill does, and he’s really good at it. In his series “From the Streets” Pfannerstill explores […]

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He Poured Sand Into A Bottle And Made Something Amazing

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Art comes in many forms. Creators use everything from marble to oil paint to produce amazing pieces, reimagining basic materials into incredible creations. That’s why it’s so cool to see artists turn mediums that we’re familiar with into something extraordinarily new. This virtuoso has managed to turn an activity that we all loved as kids […]

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This Artist Recycled Old Mechanical Parts To Create Something Amazing.

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Or, it’s his giant steampunk turtle sculpture. If that second man is Indonesian artist Ono Gaf, at least. Using discarded metal junk, Gaf created something that you’ll have to see to believe. You’ve never come across a reptile like this before, that’s for certain. The thing must weigh […]

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At First, It Looks Like Aliens Invaded Us. But Zoom Out And Learn The Truth… AMAZING.

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Looking at these crazy pictures, you’d think aliens had landed on the North Pole to create “ice circles,” but obviously that isn’t the case. These incredibly huge spirals were created by artist Jim Denevan and his crew who in 2010 created a large scale artwork on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. In a quest […]

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Brilliant Vandal Just Made These Neighborhoods About 100% Safer. LOL.

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While Canadian artist Andrew Lamb may not be making the streets of Toronto any safer, he is making them a lot more awesome. By wheatpasting his favorite superheroes, crime fighters, and other benevolent characters from pop-culture onto neighborhood watch signs, he has single-handedly taken a giant bite out of boring. Crime’s still around, of course, but […]

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By Taking Apart Watches, These Collaborating Artists Made Something Cooler.

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Artist and miniature-maker Dan Tanenbaum has a fascination with the inner workings of watches. He could obsess over the tiny components in the timepieces for days. He describes himself as an “avid, if not obsessive” watch collector. In addition, he collects the discarded pieces of vintage watches and gives new life to each of the pieces.  At […]

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There’s Something About These Landscapes You Won’t Believe. I’m Not Sure How It’s Possible.

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Turkish artist Hasan Kale is so committed to his craft, even his canvases are creative. Chocolate, peanut shells, the skin of an onion–there doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t paint on. They’re not just any paintings, either. The detail Kale puts into his landscapes would be impressive at any size. The fact that he […]

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These Japanese Rice Fields Are Turned Into Works Of Intricate Art.

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Don’t worry: your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you and this isn’t the work of some very artistic aliens. These gorgeous fields exist in the small Japanese town of Inakadate, Aomori. When looking for a way to revitalize their community, the village settled on the 2,000 year old tradition of rice fields…but with a non-traditional twist. Carefully […]

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He Channelled Tim Burton’s Creepiness To Recreate Characters We All Know And Love

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When it comes to developing signature styles, most artists start by standing on the shoulders of proverbial giants. When artistic signatures are born, they’re shaped by the influence of creators past before they become giants themselves, at which point the cycle begins again. And that’s what makes Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Tarusov’s signature style — […]

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What Do You Get When You Mix Street Art And Railroad Tracks? Awesomeness.

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Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo AKA Bordalo II, likes trains. He likes them so much, that train tracks feature prominently into his latest series. These playful creations cleverly incorporate the straight lines of the tracks to create everything from musical notes to a game of Tic Tac Toe. Nice doing business with you. Bordalo II Musical notes. Bordalo II The musical notes […]

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This Kitchen And Backyard Took Five Years To Create. Wait Until You See Why.

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Artist Liza Lou spent five years creating a life-size kitchen and backyard out of tiny glass beads. Everything in the two spaces is made of brightly colored glass beads known as “seed beads” and often used for making jewelry. The food, the water in the sink, the furniture and fixtures, and all 250,000 blades of grass in the […]

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10 Disturbing Pieces Of Artwork From Richard Ramirez, The Night Stalker

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For years, Richard Ramirez terrorized the suburbs of Los Angeles as The Night Stalker. Ramirez’s preferred method was breaking into random homes, killing the men he found inside before raping any women or children, and killing them as well. He was one of the most sadistic serial killers in American history. When he finally went […]

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This Australian Artist Is Making Beautiful Things With MS Paint

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Like, seriously beautiful things. 1. Sydney-based artist, Miranda Lorikeet – also known as Lazy Bones – is doing pretty, pretty things with every ’90s kid’s favourite accessory, Microsoft Paint. View this image › Via lazybonesillustrations.tumblr.com Putting the work of every other part-time Paint-enthusiast to shame. 2. About a year ago, Miranda started playing around with […]

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Wait Til You See What Happens When The Sunlight Hits This Place… WHOA!

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In the middle of Shiraz, Iran, there is one of the most beautiful things any human will ever see. The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, stands apart from so many other architectural wonders I have ever seen. Every day, when the sunlight hits the mosque, the entire building is flooded with […]

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