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E-Waste Sculpture [video]

Forbes Pigment Collection

According to MentalFloss –

We’re on the fourth floor of the Harvard Art Museums, inside a lab at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies that looks out upon a skylit atrium through crystal-clear glass. Behind its transparent walls, visible to the public below, is an assemblage of art supplies arresting enough to give the paintings downstairs a run for their money: rows upon rows of jars filled with a vibrant rainbow of every hue imaginable. This is the Forbes Pigment Collection.

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Cityscape Savant: Drawing Our World Entirely By Memory [video]

Artist Makes Boulders With Bronze Nougat Centers

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According to WhereCoolThingsHappen.com –

Once we laid out eyes on the texture of the melting objects, we felt like we are in a Terminator movie sequel. The unique pieces are a creation made by the French self-taught artist Roman Langlois. Roman dwells in La Côte Martin, France and he started learning his own way around sculptures by experimenting with clay and paper. Later he progressed to original shapes and materials, which one day resulted in the fantastical pieces presented here. The original masterpieces look like tree trunks and huge rocks split in the middle pouring liquid bronze from the center. The powerful effect is accentuated by the contrast of the cold outside and the warm sculpture hearts, similar to the symbolic of the Earth center and the fire energy of all living organisms.

 

Tiny Worlds In Bottles

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From LaughingSquid.com –

Tokyo-based artist and architectural model maker, Akinobu Izumi, has created the series “A Tiny World in a Bottle”. Using intricately cut paper, little pieces of cork and when necessary, liquid paraffin for a floating effect, he fills thumb-size bottles with creatures, ships and curious scenes. He sells a variety of these miniature works of art in his Etsy shop.

‘The Force of Nature’ Sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn

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AmusingPlanet reported –

“The Force of Nature” is a series of sculptures by Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn depicting mother nature as a woman hurling the planet around in circles. The sculpture is very symbolic that seeks to remind humans living “with a false sense of security” of the power of nature, and that she could awaken to fury at any moment.

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Sculpting A Life-Size Humpback Whale

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This photo album documents the creation of a full-sized Humpback whale model. It’s carved from polystyrene foam and is installed in The Living Planet Aquarium, in Draper, Utah.

See the photos HERE.

I Can’t Believe Bob Ross Said That – 20 Quotes From Everyone’s Favorite TV Painter

bobrossBob produced more than “happy little trees”; he made some insightful and humorous observations in his book, The Joy of Painting. Mental_floss gathered 20 of the best HERE. My favorite is “They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics.”

Read all 20 quotes HERE.

While preparing this post, I found another page of Bob’s quotes HERE.

CZAPPA: A Conversation on Art and TV Repair [video]

Paintings On Paint Chips

paintchipFrom mental_floss –

At first glance, it looks like artist Shawn Huckins painted hyper-realistic scenes onto paint chips from the hardware store. These swatches are actually large paintings that Huckins expertly recreated with oil paint. He uses the blown-up replicas as a setting and inserts everyday imagery that mingles with the cards. The subjects will even occasionally interact with the paint chips and use the white lines as a table or counter. Impressively, each scene matches the colors of the swatch perfectly. My favorite incorporates David Hockney’s famous A Bigger Splash

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Drawing With My Eyes [video]

In the recent exhibition Drawing With My Eyes, artist Graham Fink drew portraits using only his eyes, some software and enviable amounts of concentration. Fink worked with a programmer to develop software for an eye-tracker that would allow him to draw simply by looking at the screen. original Wired.com source

Nature Arranged – Works Of Art

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Since 1972, Bavarian artist Nils-Udo has worked directly with nature to create stunning, site-specific works of art that celebrate the beauty of the land. Found berries, leaves, branches, and blossoms are transformed into captivating pieces evocative of mysterious portals and dreamy fairy realms deep in the woods. From a delicately arranged scattering of petals on the surface of a pond, to spectacular nests formed of twigs, leaves, and wildflowers, each ephemeral intervention is a reflection of nature in its most essential state.

See more works HERE.

Read more about the artist HERE.


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