Category Archives: Art

Surreal Chinese Giant in a Harbor

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 »

Time Travel: Realistically colored photos from the black and white past

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. These black and white photos… Read More »

Time traveling photographer adds herself into her childhood pictures

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 »

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Fanette Guilloud’s Art

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 »

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Ben Affleck to play Batman in next Superman movie

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 »

An End To Us. – Operation Paul Revere

An End To Us. – Operation Paul Revere Contest – YouTube. Do what you can, so this will never be. Watch more nutty stuff here 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 »

Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher!

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 »

Movie Review: Man of Steel (2013)

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 »

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Richter painting breaks record for living artist

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 »

Man Gets A Refund Over Missing Explosion In ‘Jack Reacher’

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 »

Dali Work Stolen And Then Returned By Mail

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 »

Superman-strength bacteria produces gold

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 »

Elderly woman ruins valuable artwork

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 »

Rejected Italian Ad: A Womanly Last Supper

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 »

Radioactive art tackles fall-out for Japan

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 »

Lost da Vinci painting found in Scottish farmhouse?

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 »

Mona Lisa’s Skeleton Found?

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 »

Scots work out musical cypher at heart of Da Vinci masterpiece

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 »

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100,000 LED Spheres Flowing Down a Japanese River

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 »

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Stop Sign Yarn Flowers Must Be Stopped, San Diego Officials Say

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 »

Museum discovers ‘new’ Van Gogh painting

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 »

Berndnaut Smilde creates a raincloud in a room, as art

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 »

Explore the world, make art

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 »

Review: Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It

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 »

Mona Lisa copy reveals new detail

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 »

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Buck: Movie Review

I’m not very interested horses and I’m even less in cowboys, but Buck was a good movie, an inspiring documentary.  

Berkeley art museum: Andy Whorhol Polaroids and more

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 »

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City carved out of ice in China

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 »

GM silk worms make Spiderman web closer to reality

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 »