A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets
While visiting the Louvre last last year, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca was struck by an Ingres painting of a female prisoner tucked unceremoniously into a corner of the museum. He suddenly had an idea: what if he could somehow free her—both figuratively and literally—by reproducing her figure on a public street. And with that, the Outings Project was born.
Elegant Fine Line Geometric Tattoos by Dr. Woo
With delicate lines, dots, and geometric patterns, L.A. tattoo artist Dr. Woo creates some of the coolest tattoos we've seen in quite a while. The 33-year-old artist first started experimenting with tattoos when he was only 13 and would later work as a fashion buyer and designer. Woo is now one of the most sought after artists in L.A.
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Stellar Caves: Immersive Tunnels of UV-Illuminated Thread Drawings by Julien Salaud
Over the last year, French artist Julien Salaud has installed several new works as part of his "Stellar Cave" series involving elaborate thread drawings illuminated by ultraviolet light. The polygonal depictions of people, animals, and zoomorphic figures are meant to evoke the idea of star constellations with allusions to mythology and mysticism.
Stackable Brain Specimen Coasters Reveal a 3D View of the Human Brain
The brilliant minds at ThinkGeek just launched this set of 10 glass coasters printed with sequential illustrations of the brain. When stacked in the correct order they reveal a complete three-dimensional "scan" of human brain.
5 Mètres 80: An Absurd Animation Depicting a Herd of Giraffes Leaping Off a High Dive by Nicolas Deveaux
OK, this is ridiculous, but in the best way possible. Spending too much time describing this short film by French animator Nicolas Deveaux would ruin it, so it's probably best to just watch it. Created over a period of 1.5 years 5 Mètres 80 is a follow-up to a shorter animation he made 10 years ago about an elephant on a trampoline.
New Large-scale Geometric Illusions in Paris by Felice Varini
Swiss artist Felice Varini recently opened a new solo exhibition titled "La Villette En Suites" featuring a number of anamorphic projections designed to be viewed from a single location creating an uncanny optical illusion. The new geometric pieces (which are technically paintings) are installed in both interior and exterior spaces around the Grande halle de la Villette within Parc de la Villette through September 13, 2015.
The Inverted Architecture and Gravity-Defying Worlds of Cinta Vidal
In her latest series of paintings, Barcelona-based artist and illustrator Cinta Vidal Agulló defies gravity and architectural conventions to create encapsulated scenes of intersecting perspectives. Painted with acrylic on wood panels, Vidal refers to the paintings as "un-gravity constructions" and says that each piece examines how a person's internal perspective of life may not match up with the reality around them.
From the Colossal Shop: Gifts for Creative Moms
Moms are a creative force. It's practically a superpower. How else could they manage to be in three places at once? Being a mom is an art form, so get the moms in your life something creative.