Although it looks like it might be a real oddly proportioned statue, this is an image created by artist Liu Di using photoshop. He has others you may like as well. Using Photoshop, he reproportioned animals and men and inserted them at gigantic scale into shabby urban settings. By shoehorning these bottom-heavy beasts and naked men… Read More »
Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history. Artists such as Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller and Sanna Dullaway take intriguing old black-and-white photos and bring them to life with color as if they’d been taken only yesterday. http://twentytwowords.com/2013/11/06/realistically-colorized-historical-photos-make-the-past-seem-incredibly-real-36-pictures/ These black and white photos… Read More »
Genius. Photographer Chino Otsuka has discovered the art of time travel. Instead of exploiting a whole in the Space-time continuum to time travel, she simply digitally spliced her adult self into old photographs from her childhood. That way it looked like adult version of Otsuka was meeting child version of Otsuka. So clever.Otsuka explains the… Read More »
I was looking for examples of plays on words with as many meanings as possible and found this: … it has been suggested that Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing used this ploy to present a surface level description of the play as well as a pun on the Elizabethan use of “nothing” as slang… Read More »
The French artist and photographer paints geometric shapes onto abandoned walls, giving the three dimensional spaces the guise of two dimensionality when captured on film. The photos couple the surreal qualities of painting with the truth-telling promise of photography, depicting, in a single image, art’s ability to create the impossible. “You can only see these… Read More »
A newly identified landscape painting believed to have been created by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888, just two years before his death, was unveiled Monday by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. “Sunset at Montmajour” depicts a wooded area near Arles in the south of France. The museum said that the work dates from around… Read More »
Rumors about who will star as the Caped Crusader in the yet-to-be-named film have been swirling ever since “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder announced at Comic-Con last monththat the two superheroes would appear together in the sequel – their first pairing on the big screen.Affleck’s name wasn’t even on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of… Read More »
blinkbox – The Making of the Dragon Skull – YouTube.
An End To Us. – Operation Paul Revere InfoWars.com Contest – YouTube. Do what you can, so this will never be. Watch more nutty stuff here http://www.infowars.com/paulrevere/ I’ve wondered if Alex Jones is funded by foreign governments, but I think probably not. In the past there was much concern and belief by US leaders that… Read More »
M.C. Escher, the master of paradox, would turn 115 years old if he were still alive today. Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden, in the northern part of the Netherlands, and spent most of childhood in perpetual uncomfort due to a reoccurring skin rash. His grades in primary school were lackluster, yet… Read More »
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol… Read More »
A photo of the billboard, taken by a Reddit user, is pictured alongside a blurred version to better show the resemblance. (Photo via Imgur) Drivers on Interstate 405 near Culver City, Calif., may have noticed something odd recently: a billboard advertising… Adolf Hitler? That’s at least what some on Twitter and Reddit have pointed out… Read More »
A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter has set a new record in New York for the highest auction price achieved by a work by a living artist. Richter’s photo-painting Domplatz, Mailand (Cathedral Square, Milan) sold for $37.1 million (£24.4 million) at Tuesday’s sale. Tobias Meyer of Sotheby’s called the price “a major… Read More »
The Incredible Power Of Concentration – Miyoko Shida – YouTube.
The action film “Jack Reacher” hit theaters in December, and it got some favorable reviews. But one New Zealand moviegoer didn’t think it was action-packed enough. That’s because the trailer featured an explosion that wasn’t in the movie. Disappointed, the man complained to the Advertising Standards Authority. He said the explosion was one of the… Read More »
Two film studios have asked Google to take down links to messages sent by them requesting the removal of links connected to film piracy. Google receives 20 million “takedown” requests, officially known as DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notices, a month. They are all published online. Recent submissions by Fox and Universal Studios include requests… Read More »
A federal judge will seek to unravel an art mystery and determine the rightful owner of a napkin-sized painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir that a Virginia woman says she bought at a flea market for $7. The ownership is in dispute after documents were uncovered showing a Baltimore museum reported the painting stolen more… Read More »
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US authorities have charged a man with stealing a Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan gallery – only to return it in the mail. The 29-year-old suspect, Phivos Istavrioglou of Greece, called his own attempt “stupid”, according to an account of a confession contained in court papers. He left fingerprints that helped authorities track him… Read More »
Gold flecks produced by the art-science experiment “The Great Work of the Metal Lover,” by Adam Brown, MSU associate professor of electronic art and intermedia. Photo by G.L. Kohuth. For a photo gallery, click here. At a time when the value of gold has reached an all-time high, Michigan State University researchers have discovered a… Read More »
On first glance, you might be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled across an impressive piece of wildlife art. The fine detail – right down to the elephant’s trunk and eyes – shows the perfect outline of the gigantic beast. But this is not the work of an artist. Nor is it likely to remain in… Read More »
Liu Bolin: The Invisble Man – YouTube.
An elderly Italian woman appears to have destroyed a valuable artwork after she took it upon herself to ‘restore’ the crumbling painting. The image, painted by 19th-century artist Elías García Martínez, had reportedly been deteriorating for some time. The woman in her 80s, a neighbour of the church in which the fresco is located, attempted… Read More »
click to enlarge Complaint : This image offends the religious sensibilities of all citizens. It trivializes the intense and dramatic moment during the Last Supper in which Christ anticipates his crucifixion in order to liberate humanity from their sins by appropriating religious symbols – such as loaves and fish – for commercial purposes and by… Read More »
Click for more photos KEN and Julia Yonetani are adamant their radioactive artworks are safe. They even had scientists from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation measure the amount of radiation produced by the works in What the Birds Knew. Yet it’s hard not to feel apprehensive in the presence of installations that glow… Read More »
For years it sat on a farmhouse wall gathering dust. And when Fiona McLaren redecorated, she didn’t even take the time to cover the apparently worthless painting in a protective sheet, so it got flicked in specks of paint. However, in an astounding twist it has emerged that the picture is likely to have been… Read More »
D’Aquino and colleagues had to dig through a foot of concrete before they unearthed a brick crypt containing the bones. The bone hunt, which began last year, aims to possibly reconstruct Lisa’s face in order to see if her facial features match that of the iconic painting hanging at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Indeed,… Read More »
This weekend, after a 2 hour hike with 40lb backpacks to start training for our 3 day half-dome climb in September, my fiance and I went to the Oakland museum and experienced a brilliant art exhibit called Question Bridge. It’s a darkenedÂ room with comfortable cushion seats and multiple screens mounted on the wall where… Read More »
London-based jewellery designer Percy Lau via Miniature body part jewellery by Percy Lau – Fashion – Stylist Magazine.
THE father and son team who broke historic Rosslyn Chapel’s musical Da Vinci Code have done it again with another of the artist’s riddles. Stuart and Tommy Mitchell believe they have cracked another secret of the Renaissance genius, this time in Leonardo’s famous portrait The Musician. Art historians have remained baffled for centuries over the… Read More »
As part of the recent Tokyo Hotaru Festival, 100,000 illuminated blue LEDs were released in the Sumida River. The massive installation of solar-powered spheres was meant to mimic a swarm of fireflies that twisted and bobbed along the river by moonlight. For those of you worried about pollution or safety, the lights were later caught… Read More »
A public art controversy is blooming in San Diego thanks to a mysterious man who has turned 100 stop signs into flowers using yarn and wire. Back in March, the computer programmer who only identifies himself as “Bryan” started a “yarn bombing” project in which he and a dozen others knitted and crocheted green stems… Read More »
Monet’s paintings of the same scene, using his cataract-afflicted left eye (left) and his right eye with the lens removed (right). … When he was 82 years old, Claude Monet suffered from such severe cataracts that he agreed to have the lens removed from his right eye. Cataracts that occur in elderly people turn the… Read More »
A painting dismissed for years as the work of an unknown artist has been identified as a piece by Vincent Van Gogh, after x-rays revealed an image of two wrestlers fighting underneath the floral still life. “Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses” has hung in the Kroeller-Mueller Museum in the town of Otterlo, in… Read More »
You might think it would be bad luck for a raincloud to follow you around, and avoid being in one’s vicinity. But not for Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, who actively seeks to create them. As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining and Smilde’s have made him famous, quite literally taking the art… Read More »
There are so many great amateur photos out there. Try the “instagram” app for the iPhone, for example, and you can see photos other people have posted which become popular. Why take even more photos? Why write new songs, new books, and so on, when there are already so many? For the fun of creation!… Read More »
By Dan Bacalzo Feb 17, 2012 William Shatner displays a curious mix of self-deprecation and self-aggrandizement in Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It, his entertaining one-man show currently playing a limited Broadway engagement at The Music Box before launching a brief national tour. The actor demonstrates a willingness to laugh at himself, thereby allowing… Read More »
The Muppets came out swinging with a long-awaited response to Fox Business News’ accusation that their new film is anti-oil, anti-corporate propaganda meant to influence children. “It’s a funny thing, they were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies, and I can tell you, that’s categorically not true,” Kermit the Frog said late… Read More »
A painting thought to be the earliest replica of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has been discovered at Madrid’s Prado Museum. The Prado said it did not realise its significance until a recent restoration revealed hidden layers. The artwork features the same female figure, but had been covered over with black paint and varnish. The… Read More »
I’m not very interested horses and I’m even less in cowboys, but Buck was a good movie, an inspiring documentary.
Here are a few photos from our visit last night to the Berkeley Art Museum. Since I took pictures of my own hand interacting with the art, I believe posting these images is allowed as an artistic commentary. I’m also promoting the museum by posting this… But if anyone feels this or any other photo… Read More »
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will reach out to millions of Chinese in the most curious of ways: singing for the online version of China’s annual Spring Festival gala. The Berkshire Hathaway chief executive, best known in China for his investment in automaker BYD Co Ltd, has recorded a video specially for the gala in which… Read More »
The city in the Heilongjiang province in China first held its Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in 1963, although it was interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution and only resumed in 1985. The festival, which starts on January 5 and lasts for one month, is one of the largest of its… Read More »
US researchers have created silkworms that are genetically modified to spin much stronger silk. Writing in the PNAS journal, scientists from the University of Wyoming say that their eventual aim is to produce silk from worms that has the toughness of spider silk. In weight-for-weight terms, spider silk is stronger than steel. Comic book hero… Read More »